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.
I got to talk with three completely different musicians for this issue of KC Studio. I am swooooooning over this cover! Click on the pic below to check out the whole issue, or on the individual links to go to those stories. Honors: Laurel Gagnon, violin Concert to Come: Gerald Trimble, viola da gamba The... Continue Reading →
Continue Reading → Covering the arts is an incredible privilege, not least because these works--typically positive, often to promote beauty expressed in this world--break up an otherwise depressing news stream. Currently on kcur.org, this story's post falls between a piece covering the fatal shooting by police in KCMO on Thursday, June 14th and a piece... Continue Reading →
Heartland Men's Chorus performs works of remembrance and resistance for June's "Indivisible" concert, featuring the new work "We, the Unknown." Conceived by HMC member Rob Hill, the work explores just who might be buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On a lighter note, I was stupidly excited to see that this piece shares... Continue Reading →
I love summer and one of the things I love most about summer is the prevalence of free, often outdoor, free, casual events and concerts, that are free, family friendly, and get us all out and mingling and making music and art as part of a community. Fo' free. Did I say free? (Though donations... Continue Reading →