Tag Archives: Music

Naughty or Nice? The Who’s Keeping Track?

You know the tune… “He knows when you are sleeping/He knows when you’re awake/He knows whose been good or bad….”.  Santa Claus keeps the list of naughty & nice kids.  Of course, St. Peter at the Pearly Gates has a … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Tone, Twang, and Taste, a Guitar Memoir, by Pete Kennedy

The Washington, D.C./Baltimore, MD region is a great place for music.  Having previously lived there for about ten years, and living only a couple of hours away, we have enjoyed the talents of many local musicians and well known acts … Continue reading

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Poem: Free Jazz

Free jazz: notes cascading from horns, cords striding across eighty-eight keys, while rhythms on drum kits beat. To the unaccustomed ear an explosion of unrelated sounds, each instrument contesting for center stage. But, are these musicians more than a congregation … Continue reading

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BBC Music Cathedral Advent Calendar

The other day, I was looking for something on-line.  I Googled “Star Wars” and up came the Lego’s Star Wars Advent Calendar, on Amazon.com for $39.99.  Hmmm.  I checked with a 10 year-old boy whom I know is into Star … Continue reading

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Building a Roman Church: The Chapter Room

Before we complete the interior of the church structure, with the altar, let us explore some of the areas of the church which are more behind the scenes or outside.  In this post we will discuss the Chapter Room.   … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: An Irish Christmas Revels

We have been celebrating the winter solstice for nearly two decades by attending the Washington Revel’s annual Christmas Revels productions. These are a conglomeration of traditional, familiar, and novel choral songs. Each year the production features a place, culture, or … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Fiddler on the Roof

Writings these theatre reviews, I try to feature different aspects of the experience of attending a live stage performance. Having seen two productions of Fiddler on the Roof in the past two years, I was not sure what I might write … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Five Guys Named Moe

We have been on a modernization theme at the theatre recently. We explored the relevance of 13th century monarchy to contemporary politics with Edward II, then to the use of epic storytelling style from Greek poetry through Pericles, Prince of … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Music and theatre have a long history together. Composers have created incidental music to introduce a play or scenes within the play. Playwrights have inserted songs for the characters to sing to each other, possibly a serenading couple, or family … Continue reading

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LEAF Festival, Black Mountain, NC

Another sign that Spring has arrived in the mountains is music festivals.  We have travelled a few hours south to Black Mountain, North Carolina, about 30 minutes east of Ashville, for the LEAF Festival.  This is part Folk-Mountain Music, part … Continue reading

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