2020 and 2021 saw the deaths of five titans of children’s and young adult literature. Here’s to revisiting old “classics” and discovering new ones.
We mourn the loss of an affable generous man, a bridge to a vast history, who also knew and loved American culture.
With apologies to the Swan of Avon.
“I don’t believe that there has been a stronger advocate for local music than Jeff Breeze. Nobody cared more about local music than him — nobody.”
Do any of his accomplishments – including James Levine’s raising the level of an orchestra’s playing to new heights – really excuse sexual predation?I’d argue in the negative.
Hippie Boomers have morphed from being figures we were horrified to see victimized (think “Easy Rider”) to the kind of people that audiences are positively happy to see get their comeuppances.
Throughout her career, Joan Walsh Anglund remained humbled and amazed by her success, maintaining a quiet and private life.
Dorothy Boudreau believed in the necessity of culture, and she was as erudite as she was unpretentious.
Few bands have shown themselves to be as infectious about their art — and for so long.
It behooves audiences to be aware of how workers in the arts organizations they frequent are treated and whether management is operating in good faith.