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Two weeks later; or 20 hours

  I’m focusing on advancing my shows June 21, with jazzsinger Jane Monheit, and July 6, with blues guitarist Bob Margolin (and guests Jimmy Vivino, and Mitch Woods). Both concerts will be at the new Mitchell Park Community Center El … Continue reading

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Kudos to Dave Montgomery, my former Gunn High of Palo Alto school mate, for winning the MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ for his work on soil

Soil brother number 1. He’s also a very talented musician, with two bands, Good Bones and Big Dirt. So to summarize: Mark Weiss, Gunn class of 1982, runs Earthwise Productions a concert company that is a spin-off from Earth Day … Continue reading

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Beth Custer, Jane Monheit and Bob Margolin headline next three Earthwise Productions shows

ONSALES VIA EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earthwise-welcomes-jane-monheit-tickets-62895624506 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earthwise-welcomes-bob-margolin-and-jimmy-vivino-2-guitars-200-stories-tickets-62896241351       Earthwise Productions of Palo Alto announces three confirmed shows this spring and summer. Beth Custer premieres a commission for clarinet, voice, strings and percussion, based on the writings of environmentalist Paul Hawken, … 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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She’s who tell my story

I have 1,800 images stored in my phone and as an exercise uploaded a subset to my Yahoo, with plans to create a gallery here. The theme is “sex” which is Plastic Alto-lingo for gender, felinity and womanhood*. All these … Continue reading

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Beth Custer, my grandmother, Dina, Jess & David take New York

Beth and I had breakfast Just For You yesterday and I bid her bon voyage as “My Grandmother” plays New York Saturday, part of a Georgian film festival with parts at Berkeley PFA and New York Museum of Modern Art. … Continue reading

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Michael McFaul lecture for World Affairs Council in Atherton, Calif., September, 2014

Terry and I caught an excellent lecture by Michael McFaul, of Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, for the World Affairs Council, at a private residence in Atherton, California, in September, 2014. McFaul is a Rhodes … Continue reading

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