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Creating 1854

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

As I write this article, President Obama is a neighbor, just some miles down the road. Meanwhile, in my old age, intimate with infirmities, I have decided to create an original opera specifically for Martha's Vineyard, nature's poem.

Bards of West Africa: the Griot Summit (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The Summer Solstice brought a plethora of free performances in and around NYC, and the one I opted for was the Griot Summit at the Wave Hill Gardens overlooking the Hudson, in the Bronx.