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As Lovely As Rain

Sweet sound

each gentle droplet
A snowflake’s dream
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Grammy Culture War – Calling for NARAS Resignations & Boycotts!

May 22nd’s press conference at the Nuyorican Poets Café in NYC was energized by the presence of some of the world’s greatest musicians. Accusations of cultural genocide, ignorance, greed – and a plea to save the Grammy’s from itself – specifically, by recanting the recent action of the NARAS Board to eliminate 31 Grammy categories.

The eliminated categories include not only Latin Jazz, Native American, Zydeco and Polka – but approximately one third of American music. The panelists perceived the decision by NARAS to be racist, destructive, divisive and shortsighted. Continue reading

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Post-Passover Commentary on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

Should we “celebrate” the death of Osama Bin Laden?

During our Passover Seder we also remember and recite the ten plagues inflicted upon the Egyptians. We place our pinky finger into our individual cups filled to the brim with dark, red, bloodlike wine. We remove a drop of wine for each of the plagues inflicted on the Egyptians, our ancient slave masters. We consciously remove a portion of our joy– we withdraw a portion of our pleasure in their pain. Continue reading

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Mary McBride: Soulful, Gritty, Gorgeous – A Knockout Performance at Joe’s Pub!

Drawing upon her Louisiana roots, her love/hate/comic relationship with church, mad songwriting skills, a great sense of timing, a good head for song selection, and a strong, sweet/raw voice that soulfully carries it all aloft – Mary McBride takes the stage and makes it her own. Continue reading

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CUBAN JEWISH ALL STARS – Messiah’s Intertwined Vibration

Goddard Riverside Community Center Performance Review: Event date, November 10, 2010; review published November 20. They come, leaning on canes, carefully, gently stepping down the steep stairs. One-by-one, two-by-two, holding each other’s arms for support. They hobble in using walkers, … Continue reading

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Crossing Boundaries – Performance Art Night – Monday, July 26th, 7-9 pm

CROSSING BOUNDARIES a Fresh Fruit Festival international multi-media art exhibition Curated by Heidi Russell and Fotini Vurgaropulou with special feature about LGBTQ activist and legend, Storme DeLarverie July 20 – 31, 2010 EXHIBITION HOURS: TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY, NOON TO 6:00PM … Continue reading

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Immigrants Lives – Making it Real

Warren Lehrer & Judith Sloan When is the last time you witnessed something IMPORTANT? I’m lucky – I live in NYC –where the opportunity to experience art abounds.  But “great art” with COMPASSION? Not so easy to find. I was … Continue reading

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