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.
This is a lovely issue: stories on women playwrights, sustainable fashion, Cuban music and a profile on trombonist/band leader Marcus Lewis, to name a few favorites. I wrote about the "Nelly Don: The Musical," Kansas City Ballet's annual choreographic showcase "New Moves," and Heartland Men's Chorus' commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
Da Da Da Duuuuuuum. The entire classical music world is gearing up for Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th anniversary in 2020. We'll hear even more Beethoven than we would in a typical year, which is a feat in and of itself. After considering what's coming, I started imagining what the opposite would be - would it... Continue Reading →