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Cynthia Ehrenkrantz is a woman of many creative pursuits; among them cooking, singing, and writing. She’s done all of these throughout her nearly ninety years.
Guest Post by Karen Gershowitz
Singing in a chorus has been part of her life since was a teenager. When she was seventy-eight years old, she attended the Jewish Choral Festival. … read more.
This is an emergency. Grammy-award winning artist SZA (Solána Imani Rowe) released her highly anticipated second album entitled SOS in December 2022. The project serves as the New Jersey native’s own form of a distress signal, even sprinkling Morse code throughout the record. SZA is clamoring to her audience, seeking asylum from her own turmoil.… read more.
Karen Gershowitz conducted this interview with Choreographer Danielle Diniz on Zoom. (11/30/22)
Living close to Lincoln Center in Manhattan as I do, many of the residents in my apartment building work in the arts. I think of them as neighbors until I learn about their accomplishments. Then I am awestruck.
At age thirty-one, Danielle Diniz is fast becoming a choreographer to watch, with recent commissions for new work from the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Performance Santa Fe, Avant Chamber Ballet, Ballet Hartford, Central Utah Ballet, and more.… read more.
The Sculpture in the Park show in Loveland (CO) is one of the largest juried sculpture shows in the country. One hundred and fifty artists are selected to show their work over a long weekend in August. When I attended it a few months back, much of the art intrigued me. The works on display were striking, beautiful, or clever, but none of them spoke to me.… read more.
As the news began to circulate around social media of the passing of entertainment legend Angela Lansbury, the problem became: how best to remember her? Some opted for reminiscing about her role in the long-running TV series Murder, She Wrote, others posted videos of Mrs. Potts (voiced by Angela) in Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast.… read more.
We unlocked a gold mine during COVID by increasing accessibility to theater. Will others follow?
FF2 Guest Post by Danielle DeMatteo
Theater used to be a truly community event. The origins of theater reach as far back as society itself: community members gathering in a common space to watch religious ceremonies and morality plays.… read more.