Archive | October, 2014

Finding Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier

One side effect of reading The Count of Monte Cristo is the urge to hunt for treasure. It is difficult suppressing the little girl inside of me that wants to grab a knapsack and search for undiscovered treasure1 in my own backyard.  Sometime treasure can be found traveling down a smuggler’s island and discovering a fortune, other times […]

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Joffrey Ballet * The Rite of Spring

Joffrey Ballet & “Le Sacre du printemps”

Certainly no other piece of classical music has been written about as much as has Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” But since its premiere in May, 1913, Nijinsky’s choreography was almost immediately forgotten (or suppressed). But in 1987 the Joffrey Ballet presented a marvelous reconstruction, and their performance was broadcast on PBS. The tape of that original reconstruction has […]

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Photo Credit : Karen Linton

Ultra Violet & ArtNet News

“This is a photo of Warhol superstar Ultra Violet (born Isabelle Collin Dufresne), taken late in her life by fellow Warholian John Loring, the famous design director at Tiffany’s. Ultra died in June – unfortunately, just before she and I were meant to talk. But her superstadom lives on, just a bit, in a double […]

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Musically Inclined Podcasts

Musically Inclined Podcasts

I, like many Americans, have discovered Serial. Have you heard of it? If you have then you know what you are doing on Thursday when episode Five is released. If you don’t, then I suggest you wait to listen to this engrossing and addictive podcast about the murder of a young girl in Maryland in […]

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Salvador Dali & Brian Sewell

Ultra Violet became Salvador Dali’s mistress when she first arrived in New York and she had a number of poignant things to say about the artist (none, at least in my hearing, at all mean spirited).  Brian Sewell is one of Britain’s most insightful art critics, and his “Dirty Dali” is not the story of his […]

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Columbus Day Binge Watching Suggestions

If you live in the North East, then you probably have this day off. Good for you! And, what do most good Americans do when they have time off? Binge watch tv and movies of course! So, we have created a list of  art-inclined documentaries (yes, documentaries) for you to explore during your blurry eyed […]

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