How can we create theater that practices critique and empathy in relation to climate change that simultaneously challenges and lifts us, provokes and provides a muscular hope?
Music Interview: Singer-Songwriter James McMurtry — Playing With Words
James McMurtry’s Facebook page describes him as “Steadily Shedding Fans Since 1989.”
Opera Interview: Director Anne Bogart Takes on “Bluebeard’s Castle/Four Songs”
“We take the audience on a journey that’s not part of a traditional approach to opera.”
Music Interview: YouTube Algorithm Causes Major Disruption to Jazz Video Guy, Bret Primack
Bret Primack explains how YouTube has basically nuked the Jazz Video Guy channel. And the same thing is happening to other content creators.
Concert Preview/Interview: John Lodge of the Moody Blues on Reprising “Days of Future Passed”
“I love music, I play every day,” John Lodge says. “I don’t want to let the audience down or myself or the members of my band. They give me 150% every night so I have to be physically and mentally right for them.”
Dance Interview: Rachel Linsky on Taking Holocaust Education Outside of the Jewish Community
In choreographer Rachel Linsky’s hands — and the bodies of her articulate, reverberating dancers — you gain both kinesthetic and emotional access to the worlds of those who lived the Holocaust.
Music Interview: Blues Guitarist Seth Rosenbloom on “As the Crow Flies”
“I always say if you want to write a blues album, have a nice bad breakup!”
Music Interview: Barrence Whitfield — Still Savage After All These Years
“It’s up to us to remind those making music today to never forget those pioneers. I always say if it wasn’t for R&B, jazz, and gospel there’d be no Elvis, Beatles, or the Rolling Stones.”
Translator Interview: John Taylor on Philippe Jaccottet
“We have entered an age of unequivocal partisan discourse, of linguistic robotization, of tiny symbols standing for complex emotions. In total contrast to this, Philippe Jaccottet’s writing constantly shows nuance, attentiveness, perseverance, circumspection, and a genuine quest for essential truths.”
Concert Preview/Interview: Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega is many things: a singer/songwriter, musician, poet, author, entrepreneur, playwright, and actress. A number of her personas are converging right now.