Monthly Archives: May 2011

New home, first meal: French Dip

I am very picky about roast beef.  Really, any beef.  I worked in a deli for about a decade and there is no comparison of the slimy, bloody, vacuum-packed meat wads that passed for roast/corned beef to the real thing.  … Continue reading

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Feature in KCStar: Jawole Zollar, Nora Chipaumire and their new work, “visible”

I wrote an article for the Kansas City Star about a new piece, visible, that was partially developed in Kansas City by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Nora Chipaumire.  Zollar is a Kansas City native and founder of the dance … Continue reading

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REVIEW in Symphonic Quixotic

I reviewed the music for the KC Symphony/Quixotic Fusion collaboration Symphonic Quixotic, a multi-media performance work with musicians, dancers, aerialists, visual and sound artists. Read the double review here.

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REVIEW in KCStar: “Shakespeare in Song” with KC Chorale and Heart of America Shakespeare Fest actors

I reviewed the Kansas City Chorale’s  Sunday, May 15th concert of “Shakespeare in Song.” They performed song settings of Shakespeare’s text interspersed with dramatic readings by actors from the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival: Robert Gibby Brand, Merle Moores, Jon … Continue reading

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Kansas Governor Brownback fires Kansas Arts Commission

It was announced Tuesday, May 10th, that Brownback’s Secretary of Administration sent a letter to the Commission telling the five government employees of the Kansas Arts Commission they were out of a job – laid off immediately and unemployeed come … Continue reading

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REVIEW in Kansas City Star: Karrin Allyson at the Folly Theatre

I reviewed singer/pianist Karrin Allyson for the final performance of the 2010/2011 Folly Jazz Series for the Kansas City Star.  She performed a number of pieces from her latest album, ‘Round Midnight, with an amazing band: Rod Fleeman (guitar), Steve … Continue reading

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Beer Me

Of late, I am unable to partake in one of my favorite pastimes: drinking.  My husband has been very generous over the last few months by allowing me to smell his beer and wine, but even the heady aromas can’t fulfill … Continue reading

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