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Ya gotta love a gal with an accordian June 14, 2009

pezDiscover the amazing music of Milwaukee-based Pezzettino, singer-songwriter, Margaret Stutt.  Trained in classical piano at the local convent and self-taught on her father’s accordion, she began writing her own material in 2008.  That year she self-released her debut album, “Because I Have No Control …” and launched herself into the touring circuit.  Just six months later, Pezzettino released her sophomore album, “Lion.” Listen to Pezzettino’s music here.

 

It’s nineteen74 all over again June 13, 2009

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27WorldTour_AW_01Check out this latest newsletter from nineteen74. It’s chock full of chic folks from all over the globe.

http://www.nineteen74.com/newsletter/27/

 

Poetry Journal Feature: TinFish Press June 6, 2009

tinfishA non-profit organization founded in 1995 by Susan M. Schultz, Tinfish Press publishes a journal of experimental poetry from the Pacific, including Hawai`i, New Zealand/Aotearoa, Australia, California, and western Canada. The press also produces books and chapbooks of poetry and experimental prose, some of it written in Hawai`i Creole English (Pidgin). Each publication is designed by artists living in Hawai`i, under the direction of cover-girl, Gaye Chan. Tinfish uses recycled materials, including tarpaper, weather maps, proof sheets, and hamburger sleeves to cover its always un-recycled poetry and prose. For more on TinFish, click here.

 

Ahh, Man Ray June 5, 2009

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Spinning Yarns with Crafty Storytellers June 2, 2009

yarn3Grand storytellers Jeffrey Rudell and Michaela Murphy will be telling crafty tales this Thursday, June 4, at The Lion Brand Studio in NYC @ 6:00.  This show will also feature first time storytellers who submitted their stories to the Lion Brand blog and it promises to be a fun evening.  Hope that you can all make it (the new studio is worth a visit all on its own.) Both of these folks are tremendously talented and entertaining and all around great people. Here is the link for reservations:http://www.lionbrandyarnstudio.com/lionStudioBlog/?p=1018
Please pass this invite on to anyone who likes a great yarn.

 

Something About What Happens When We Talk (Lucinda Williams) May 29, 2009

 

The Who – Athena May 25, 2009

Who knew we had an ode to Athena magazine?

 

Alan Ginsberg Reads “Howl” May 24, 2009

 

Journey to the Noguchi Museum May 19, 2009

Noguchi light sculptures

Noguchi's Akari light sculptures

For the last year, my husband and I have been restoring and renovating a mid-century ranch house, and while we’ve opened up the kitchen and vaulted the ceiling to create a great room, we have maintained the curved walls and original oak floors. To give a nod to mid-century modern, a friend suggested I purchase a Noguchi Akari light sculpture (about $125-$300) from the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City. So last Saturday, I made my first foray into this artsy part of Queens. What a haven the museum is: the rock sculpture garden is one of the most peaceful places in the city, followed only by the Egyptian room at the Met. Learn more or order your Noguchi Akari light sculpture here.

 

Folk Artist Wendy Presseisen April 26, 2009

dogirlsmFolk Artist Wendy Presseisen has a delightful style and sensibility that extends through her many works. From animals (cats and dogs included) to children to children with animals to landscapes, her prints have a quality of another era while still smacking of today. I met Wendy on Twitter, and she’s one of the most delightful Tweeters around. Visit Wendy’s site here.