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Initiative Radio: Art as healing therapy August 20, 2009

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On today’s program Angela visits the progressive Fountain Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC to speak with director Jason Bowman who explains why Fountain is not..

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Tres Amigos: The best suburban Tex-Mex in Austin August 17, 2009

tresamigoMost people talk about Austin and its hip ways and amazing music scene, but the Austin of my childhood was an affluent suburban utopia of spanking new stucco houses with azure swimming pools perched on arid mesas. I’m back visiting again and rediscovering Tres Amigos, the best suburban Tex-Mex anywhere. So if you need a break from Austin’s terminal hipness, take a comfortable walk on the bland suburban side and indulge yourself at Tres Amigos. Cheever-esque pool party to follow. Discover Tres Amigos here …

 

Rashied Ali, free-jazz drummer, dies in NYC at 76 August 15, 2009

This is from a musician friend: “I am very saddened to inform you that the great Rashied Ali left us yesterday.” (August 12):

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Free Wordless Music: 200 Electric Guitars at Lincoln Center Out of Doors August 8, 2009

rhys_chathamFree tonight at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series. My friend Joe is Guitarist #133 (soprano), a shredder among shredders. His recommendation: “Bring earplugs.”

Wordless Music:
Liquid Liquid
Rhys Chatham: A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars

For club-music mavens, the return of New York’s seminal breakbeat artistes Liquid Liquid is a reminder that in the beginning freestyle dancers romped and stomped to the rhythms of percussionists. Two hundred electric guitars and basses line the park and plug in for the world premiere of Rhys Chatham’s A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm

WHERE:
Damrosch Park Bandshell

MORE INFORMATION:
Presented in collaboration with Wordless Music. Commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

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In honor of high school reunions everywhere: Romy and Michelle! August 2, 2009

I went to my 30th high school reunion last night, which was touching, delightful and fascinating, since I was reconnecting with grade school and middle school friends I hadn’t seen since I was 14. So it was not at all like Michelle and Romy’s, but I just love this movie. You can actually watch the whole thing in parts on YouTube.

 

Bridget Dearborn show in East Hampton August 1, 2009

bridgetIf you’re out in the Hamptons this weekend, my friend Bridget is having a gallery opening with a whole new group of paintings. She’s been painting all spring and summer to prepare for this show, and I can’t wait to see it. (If you can’t make the reception, the show will be up for the next two weeks): 

Saturday, August 1, 2009
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Clic Gallery
23 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY
6313298545 

easthampton@clicgallery.com

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West 116th Street July 31, 2009

If only all thesis projects could be this fun. Here is a blog by a woman who works at Columbia and is also getting her doctorate there. Very funny for academia.

Read the W. 116th Street blog.

Very funny post on cable TV. I’ve been there. They just won’t let go.

Irina’s new blog.

 

Just where did they come from? July 30, 2009

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180px-Kangaroo_and_joey03For those of us who have wondered where kangaroos came from, here is the answer:

A writer asks: “The question is not how the escaped from Australia etc, but how they got back there. But the evolutionist faces this problem as well. Would one of you care to volunteer your answer?”

The marsupials and placentals diverged from a pantotheran stem stock in the late Cretaceous. The first marsupials appeared in North America approximately 80 million years ago, e.g. Alphadon (marsupials can be distinguished from placentals by their dentition – marsupials have 3 premolars and 4 molars whilst placentals have 3-5 premolars and 3 molars). Towards the end of the Late Cretaceous, marsupials start appearing in South America (Peru and Bolivia). In the Eocene marsupials radiated into Europe, North Africa and reached Asia by the Oligocene. However these groups rapidly became extinct. South America parted company with North America in the Eocene, effectively blocking the rapid radiation of placentals in North America at this time from spreading to South America. During the Eocene, marsupials reached Antarctica, which was attached to South America and Australia at this time. Marsupials could follow a belt of Northophagus vegetation all the way around from southern South America, across Antarctica into southern Australia. The first marsupials appear in Australia in the Oligocene via this route. Australia parted company from Antarctica in the Miocene, effectively isolating the marsupial fauna here.

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If you want to read in plain English, here’s the Wikipedia version. But, frankly, I like the other … it makes me feel smart.

 

Arcanalogue: A Charitable Tarot Site July 23, 2009

My friend Anne turned me on to her friend’s fabulous tarot site with a heart, Arcanalogue. More on Arcanalogue below:

cardybannerArcanalogue is best used as a way to understand the Tarot’s dusty, centuries-old cards via the events, culture, and symbols of today. Most of these posts isolate a single card and reinterpret it based on things I’ve found on the internet. As of this date, each of the 78 cards has been covered at least once, and a host of special interviews and instructional posts have been added.

I welcome questions and feedback from readers (of both Arcanalogue and of the Tarot in general). You can reach me by writing to arcanalogue@gmail.com. I do charge for actual readings, but 100% of all the money I make from them is donated to the literacy charity First Book (more info here…).

Read more about Arcanalogue.

Visit the Arcanalogue blogue.

 

Valentino movie takes Midwest by storm, still going strong July 19, 2009

A wonderful note about the success of the Valentino movie, but what touched me was that it opened in both Columbia, Mo., and Des Moines, Iowa, two small Midwestern cities I once inhabited. Brava, Columbia and Des Moines!

valentinoDear Friends & Fans,

After a very strong first weekend in CANADA, we are happy to announce that we’re adding more screens in TORONTO (now also at AMC Winston Churchill and AMC Kennedy Commons) and MONTREAL (now also at Cinema Fortune Cavendish). Check the full listing of all 7 theaters on our website.

In the U.S., while still going strong in NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES after almost 4 months, Valentino continues to fill art houses around the country: This week WILTON, NH, and COLUMBIA, MO, are added to the list. And IOWANS, who so boldly embraced gay marriage a few months ago, can rush to the Varsity Theater in DES MOINES to learn a few lessons about longevity in relationships from the Italian couturier!

And that’s not all! We have a great program for the rest of the summer, which includes engagements in LAS VEGAS, MARTHA’S VINEYARD, THE VILLAGES in FLORIDA, ORLANDO, ESTERO, TEMPE, SACO, ELLSWORTH and return engagements to PALM SPRINGS and CHICAGO. See the list of all upcoming cities below or at http://www.valentinomovie.com.

Have a great weekend!

“What is the difference between good style and trash?
Darling, I have no idea!” -Joan Collins

The Valentino Team