Proust Eats a Sandwich collects my latest words, thoughts and contributions about music, mostly, but also dance, cartoons, arts journalism, criticism, and poetry, in Kansas City and abroad. "Read Me..." selects some personal favorite posts and links to other publications. Everything else is just for fun.
There's always more. Writing this piece was a lesson in hard editing, because no way could I pack in all the details and thoughtfulness that Wilks and their collaborators poured into this work. (I tried. I cut out hundreds of words. My editor cut 400 more.) I need to go back and revisit the installation... Continue Reading →
Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Correction Blurb I had a great conversation with pianist Ran Dank a couple of months ago, in advance of his performance with the Kansas City Symphony playing Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety." In preparation of the interview, I listened to the work, read about Bernstein's... Continue Reading →
May/June KC Studio includes a write up on the 2nd annual Kansas City Contemporary Music Festival during Crossroads First Fridays.
Kansas City Ballet's 60th Anniversary Dance Festival - two impressive weekends of performances, including KCB's first performance from Jirí Kylián, the spectacular "Petite Mort," as well as a world premiere by Andrea Schermoly, and a 60th Anniversary Celebration. Bach Aria Soloists "Night of Tango" - the fourth tango show by BAS and the return engagement of... Continue Reading →