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  • Stopping To Reflect On A Snowy Day

    Among twenty snowy mountains, / The only moving thing/ Was the eye of the blackbird. — Wallace Stevens In the second stanza of Connecticut poet Wallace Stevens' "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," Stevens has his narrator say, "I was of...
  • Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet

    Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet
    "Maya Angelou died." These three words flashed across the screen on my phone and the news etched a notch of pain upon my heart. I did not speak to anyone about the news. I went about my day in May as usual, except that my heart hurt with the dull ache...
  • Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes

    Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes
    The band Punch Brothers was half-jokingly called The Legion of Acoustic Superheroes by newgrass legend John Cowan soon after they formed in 2006. It made sense at the time — a bluegrass-in-instrumentation-only quintet of top young string virtuosi,...
  • Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards

    Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards
    Call them standards if you must — imagine dusty old classics of the so-called Great American Songbook. But as interpreted by Bob Dylan, more accurate is to consider the entirety of "Shadows in the Night" as a gathering of meditations, or a booklet...
  • Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'

     Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'
    Lyric Opera's imperishable love affair with Puccini's "Tosca" goes back as far as the company's inaugural season in 1954. Some of the greatest sopranos of their day have loved, killed and leapt through the title role here. Such are the vocal and...
  • The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album

    The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album
    Bob Dylan has a new album coming out Feb. 3, "Shadows in the Night," a collection of pop songs about romance, heartbreak and other existential themes written by other songwriters. But whatever you call this labor-of-love project, there's one thing Bob...
  • Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?

    Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?
    Gil Sandler had his turn ("No ode to Baltimore, ords by Folger McKinsey and music by Emma Hemberger. The song was first performed on Feb. 22, 1916. I learned it in elementary school and it was sung at every school assembly and special program, including...
  • Big week for spoken word

    Big week for spoken word
    While you're out getting your nightlife fix this weekend, take my advice and take in at least one of the great literary events around town. There's simply too many good ones to miss this week, starting with Boris Fishman's two readings in the area. Also...
  • 'Bent Broadway' bends gender

    'Bent Broadway' bends gender
    The director listened to the six women rehearse a song on the stage at the No Square Theatre and buried his face in his hands. "I'm hearing pretty singing that's lacking testosterone," said director Joe Lauderdale, who sits on the Laguna Beach theater's...
  • Freebie Friday: Fridays are free at the Morse

    Freebie Friday: Fridays are free at the Morse
    Looking for free stuff to do this week?   Freebie Spotlight  Free Fridays at the Morse --Free admission to the galleries from 4-8 p.m. on Fridays through  April.  Visit www.morsemuseum.org for more information.   Event/Festival    Central...
  • Mt. Everest epic restored and screening at Block Cinema

    Mt. Everest epic restored and screening at Block Cinema
    A member of England's Royal Geographical Society, Captain John Noel was on hand with his movie camera when British climbers George Mallory (who was 37) and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine (just 22) attempted their 1924 summit of Mount Everest. The pair famously...