In Performing Art on May 16, 2009 at 2:34 am
If you love Copeland as much as I love Copeland, head over to the Aaron Copeland Collection at the Library of Congress Website to view his life in multimedia format. From the site:
The inaugural online presentation of the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress celebrates the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The multiformat Aaron Copland Collection from which the online collection derives spans the years 1910 to 1990 and includes approximately 400,000 items documenting the multifaceted life of an extraordinary person who was composer, performer, teacher, writer, conductor, commentator, and administrator. It comprises both manuscript and printed music, personal and business correspondence, diaries, writings, scrapbooks, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, awards, books, sound recordings, and motion pictures.
The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images. These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through the 1950s, and were selected from Copland’s music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs.
In Performing Art on April 23, 2009 at 1:17 am
I am still stunned by what this guy can do with just his mouth. Good bye Alexis HR 16, Hello Roxorloops.
In Performing Art on April 13, 2009 at 7:42 pm
Interested in some new music you might not have listened to before? Want to hear something before you pay for it? Rick Broida at CNET blogs about Amazon’s Music Store and its offer of more than 770 free songs. I have downloaded a number of them and have had no problem adding to iTunes, once I loaded the Amazon Music Download application. Try some new music on for size – for free!
In Craftsman Art on April 11, 2009 at 12:41 am
“Artist” isn’t descriptive enough. “Craftsman-genius” really comes closer to the mark. William “Grit” Laskin makes exquisite custom inlays on his gorgeous handmade guitars.
Laskin worked with Gene Larivee during the early 1970’s. He opened his own shop and quickly made a name for himself with his one-of-a-kind work. He also plays many different instruments and is a songwriter.
“Anybody who has seen his work or read his book knows he is one of the most talented inlay artists of our time. The aesthetics, style and precision of his craft are just off the charts…very high-level work with real style.”
—Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars
He completes a dozen guitars a year, all custom order, and maintains a waiting list. Wish I could add my name to it.
In Performing Art on April 5, 2009 at 2:17 am
This is not a mirage. It is a real piano. For enough change, you could have one too.
From Baldwin’s site:
This contemporary purple marble finish combined with black plate, purple felt and nickel hardware makes a bold statement.
Why, yes. It certainly does make a statement.