Archive for the 'Music' Category

American Epic: A three-part documentary about early “roots music”

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  American Epic: A three-part documentary about early “roots music”: The Carter Family, Mississippi John Hurt, Lydia Mendoza, Joseph Kekuku and more … By Matthew Brennan on the World Socialist Web Site on July 11, 2017.

The Carter Family in 1927

The Storm Clouds Behind Louis Armstrong’s Smile

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Storm Clouds Behind Louis Armstrong’s Smile: The Fourth of July is a time to remember the great jazzman’s quiet defiance by Jason Eisner on the HyperAllergic website on June 30, 2017.

Jason Eisner, ‘in plain sight’ (2017), collage, ink on paper, 11 x 13 inches

Movie Monday: The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith: A film about music, photography and the postwar world By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on June 27, 2017.

Click Here to Read: ‘The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith’ By Glenn Kenny in The New York Times on September 22, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene SmithWNYC Documentar Official Trailer by FilmBuff on YouTube.

Click Here to Read: ‘The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith’: DOC NYC Review by John DeFore on the Hollywood Reporter website on November 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Other Posts on Movies Monday on this website.

The Rust-Belt Country House Opera that Pleases All the Senses

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Rust-Belt Country House Opera that Pleases All the Senses by Paul Levy on his Plain English Column on the Arts Journal website on June 23, 2017.

PELLEAS ET MÉLISANDE by Debussy;Garsington Opera at Wormsley;14 June 2017;Mélisande- Andrea Carroll;Conductor – Jac van Steen;Director – Michael Boyd;Designer – Tom Piper;Lighting Designer – Malcolm Rippeth;Movement director – Liz Ranken;Photo credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL

Bob Dylan Explains His Roots, As Only He Can, With Nobel Lecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View: Bob Dylan Explains His Roots, As Only He Can, With Nobel Lecture on the Record website on June 5, 2017.

Bob Dylan, recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.  Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images

500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Click Here to Read: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Rolling Stone’s definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time By Rolling Stone on May 31, 2012

May 24, 1941 (age 76) Happy Birthday Bob Dylan

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Writer’s Wednesday Bob Dylan on this website.

Click Here to Read: Bob Dylan’s 126th Dream by Colin Burrow on the London Review of Books Blog on October 14, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  The Official  Bob Dylan website.

Click Here to Read: Other Posts on Bob Dylan on this website.

 

Phil Ochs 1940-1976

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Phil Ochs, the Other Great Jewish Folksinger of the ’60s by J.J. Goldberg in the Forward on April 10, 2016.

Click Here to Read:  Why Phil Ochs is the obscure ’60s folk singer America needs in 2017 And Lady Gaga should sing one of his songs at the Super Bowl By Richard Just in the Washington Post on January 24, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Phil Ochs by by Phil Mershon on the Furious.com website in September 2001.

Click Here to Read: Phil Ochs I Ain’t Marching Anymore by Stacey Anderson on the Pitchfork website on January 22 2017.

Click Here to View:  Phil Ochs Performing When I’m Gone.

The Stories of Asian American Activism in 1970s LA

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Stories of Asian American Activism in 1970s LA: The Chinese American Museum’s exhibition Roots uses books, posters, films, and music to examine the politicization of Asian Americans by Abe Ahn on the HyperAllergic website on March 22, 2017.

Installation view of publications in Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968–80s at the Chinese American Museum (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

Tom Lehrer Is Not Dead! He Just Wants You to Think He Is

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Tom Lehrer Is Not Dead! He Just Wants You to Think He Is by Thomas J. Craughwell on the Spectator website on March 29, 2017.

The Music of the Nineteenth Century and Its Culture

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Music of the Nineteenth Century and Its Culture: System of Musical Instruction by Adolf Bernhard Marx.

Is Consciousness an Illusion?: From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Is Consciousness an Illusion? Review of: From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett Reviewed by Thomas Nagel in The New York Review of Book in the March 9, 2017 Issue.

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Daniel Dennett at the Centro Cultural de la Ciencia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2016

The First Ever Chinese-Yiddish Song

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The First Ever Chinese-Yiddish Song by Talya Zax on the Forward Website on October 22, 2015.

In conversation with Dame Janet Baker

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Click Here to View:  In conversation with Dame Janet Baker : the full interview on YouTube.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on President Trump

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

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Click Here to Read:  Lin-Manuel Miranda on President Trump: ‘I Know What I’m Going to Fight for in the Years to Come’: The lyrical genius reflects on his huge year, including his Oscar-worthy tunes in ‘Moana,’ the otherworldly success of ‘Hamilton,’ and his show’s message to VP-elect Mike Pence by Marlow Stern on the Daily Beast website on December 27, 2016.

Happy Hannukah!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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Click Here to View: Naftali Herstik, Alberto Mizrachi, Benzion Miller with the Neimah Singers – Tumbalalaika on YouTube.

How Does it Feel

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How Does it Feel By Patti Smith in The New Yorker on December 14, 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY PHILIP MONTGOMERY / THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX

John Lennon Died on December 8, 2015

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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Click Here to View:  John Lennon Playing Give Peace a Chance on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Imagine by John Lennon on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Jealous Guy by John Lennon on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over) on YouTube. (more…)

In Honor of Jim Hall’s Birthday on December 4th: 12 Jazz Guitar Albums You Should Hear

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: On The Corner: 12 Jazz Guitar Albums You Should Hear By Rusty Aceves on the SF Jazz website on August 9, 2016.

Window at Music School Mentioning Music Greats including Jim Hall

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

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