By the time she was 20, Joanna Psoroyannis had arrived in Astoria with only her dreams and a couple of suitcases. She had enrolled at New York University, where she planned to pursue a fine-arts degree.
Maybe I was being delusional, or just romantically patriotic, but it seemed to me that artistry was reaching across the aisle quite successfully. Music appreciation abounded, but not a word about which candidate had flubbed the most recent debate.
Shannon McNally could be like one of those characters in Treme, the critically acclaimed HBO series about New Orleans musicians surviving in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She already knows the part by heart.
Thunder and lightning hit Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Only this time, the electrical impulses of the Avett Brothers followed the human boombox known as Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
With the festival's three main "days" running from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., bikini tops and booty shorts were few and far between. Concertgoers instead opted for a subdued style that was as definitively post-punk as the lineup itself.
For New York musical theater fans, Kelli O'Hara needs no introduction. A three-time Tony nominee her performances have garnered raves. O'Hara took time out from rehearsal to consider her career to date.
With looser jeans and tighter arrangements, Plant moves a bit slower but still displays the same charisma and gallantry of his previous life. Thankfully, he doesn't totally ignore those prancing "Dancing Days."