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Top of the world, ma

Aleta Hayes said I’m a “flaneur”. Happy holidays to Aleta (the dancer and actor and leader, of Stanford). Today I happen to be in San Francisco for a minute, at the Potrero Hills library, built in 2010.  I returned three … Continue reading

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Dramatis personae featuring minor characters

This started out as a private correspondence about sundry arts topics but I thought I’d reduce it to alphabetical list, short i.d., and a link, for general use: Alden Van Buskirk, minor Dartmouth Beat Poet (d. 1961); Aleta Hayes, teacher, … Continue reading

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‘Keys’ w. Keats

At minute 56 of “Passing Strange” at the musical crescendo and climax of “Keys” — this is a solo by Stew (Narrator) after Youth and cast sing “Amsterdam” — and this is the Spike Lee version concert movie meaning a … Continue reading

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Open letter to Doug Moran of Barron Park

Edit to add, three years later: I would not recant this per se but would say that 1) I do respect and admire Doug Moran and his role in local public affairs and 2) I do admit that in the … Continue reading

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Coming attraction: Shipp of shuls

On one hand I was working on a piece about the local Jewish congregation and it’s Bob Dylan-based Shabbat service. On the other hand, I had interviewed jazz pianist Matthew Shipp about his new album. So why not combine the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Heads is the tops

Although I watched part of it through the majestic glass and wood doors of old Roble Gym, I could not have been more impressed with Aleta Hayes and Chocolate Heads at Stanford. Earlier, Terry and I ran into Aleta in … Continue reading

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What do you STAND FOR !?

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