Saturday, January 19, 2019

Quote from August Wilson's "Jitney"

Doub in August Wilson's Jitney:
That white man ain't paying you no mind. You ought to stop thinking like that. They been planning to tear these shacks down before you was born. You keep thinking everybody's against you and you ain't never gonna get nothing. I seen a hundred niggers too lazy to get up out the bed in the morning, talking about the white man is against them. That's just an excuse. You want to make something of your life, then the opportunity is there. You just have to shake off that "White folks is against me" attitude. Hell, they don't even know you alive.

Monday, December 24, 2018

O'Leary Car Ride: Showtunes 2018

Love this video that popped up in my FB feed. 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Eleanor Davis in "Why Art?"

Not all art should be categorized aesthetically. Many artworks are primarily intellectual, and can be categorized by either the intent of the artist or the response of the audience. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Quote from Playwright Dominique Morisseau

Everybody deserves to have their story fully told. I write about the people I love, or that I'm curious about, and I'm going to investigate those people...If  I don't get them right, if I fail them, or over-explain them, I'm doing them a disservice and it feels unfair. 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Nona Hendryx presents Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf at Joe's Pub

Finally experienced Nona Hendryx's show - Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf - at Joe's Pub

The intimate room was filled!

Strange Fruit and La Vie En Rose delivered!

Bravo to Nona Hendryx. Bravo to Tamar Kali!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Quote From Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes"

Ben in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes:
The century's turning, the world is open. Open for people like you and me. Ready for us, waiting for us. After all, this is just the beginning. There are hundreds of Hubbards sitting in rooms like this throughout the country. All their names aren't Hubbard, but they are all Hubbards and they will own this country some day. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Quote from Arianna Huffington's "Thrive"

Arianna Huffington in Thrive

Music, sculpture, photography, cinema, architecture, literature, drama, poetry, dance - each can ignite the deeper truth, and awaken the sense of wonder that slumbers within us.