The Beats came before the ’60s, the decade of civil rights protests, women’s rights, the anti-war movement, and the civil strife that included riots and assassinations.
Is there a disconnect between artists and meaningful resistance movements?
Did I try to fit in at my segregated school, betraying my father and his values to be a popular white boy?
I find it a little disturbing how The Soprano’s themes seem to have culminated in the election of our current President.
Hearing Sanford Sylvan sing made one rich: spiritually, emotionally, musically.
Part one of this survey looked at one upcoming performance and five CDs where music takes the leading role. This post looks at the other side of the coin, where the words are the wellspring for the music.
A reflection on the whole tradition of combining longish narrative poems to music, especially for performance in a concert hall by large forces (e.g., singers and orchestra).
Invariably, these economic realities are barriers to entry into the broader cultural arena for the less-well-heeled among us, sustaining inequity.
I wanted the podcast to be both an honest reflection of what The Arts Fuse is, but also allow the voices that contribute to the magazine to find new ways of expressing their critiques in a new medium.
We need Blindspotting. It’s an eye-opening, indispensable film, and the year’s crowning artistic achievement.