Ryoji Ikeda: The Transfinite
Why take my own blackberry photos, when I can just share these images posted by fiftyfluffyelephants. See this show at the Park Avenue Armory. Costs less than a movie. You can easily stay just as long. Pretend you’re at a binary beach. Ikeda creates a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronized data. His work...
Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging →
djryanswift: Happy Birthday, Frankie. Watch the entire documentary of Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging here on the SundayArts Web site. The documentary features the last major interview of Frankie Manning before his death, as well as precious archival footage of his dancing from the 1930’s to 2009 in New York, Hollywood, Sweden, France, Italy and Singapore. Footage highlights include...
You’re invited to bring your acoustic guitar to a... →
What songs? That’s where you come in. From now until June 7, you can submit a song and advocate for your pick. Make a good case! In the last week of May, we’ll put all the suggested songs up to a vote. The People Have the Power Post audio or video of you playing and championing your chosen song on YouTube or Vimeo, or tweet us @LCOutofDoors. Add the tag #LCBigBusk. (In a few days, we’ll start...
Dear Lord, I sincerely hope you're coming, cause... →
Waiting for the end of the world. (HT Crystal Durant)
It's the end of the world as we know it (and I... →
Watch last night's Kennedy Center concert by... →
Carlos Santana took the microphone and said that he was representing all...– Santana is Booed for Using Baseball’s Civil Rights Game to Speak Out for Civil Rights | The Nation Carlos was also the first Latino or Latina I ever heard of that talked openly about being a survivor of sexual violence. That changed my life. (via radicallyhottoff)
Missed Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today?
NPR: Hot Club of Cowtown: A Texas Trio's Tribute →
djryanswift: Several cities have “Hot Clubs” — bands that play so-called “Gypsy jazz” in the tradition of Django Reinhardt. There’s the Hot Club of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Now comes the Hot Club of Cowtown: a trio in Austin, Texas, that specializes in Western swing. Its members have been musical ambassadors for the U.S. State Department, played Lincoln Center and been...
Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy on msnbc's... →
Turn Your Remains Into Vinyl When You Die →
This has always been my plan. I already have a lot of the songs picked out.
Great @NPRMusic profile on Hot Club Of Cowtown: A... →
http://midsummernightswing.org/index.php/msns-11-hot-club-of-cowtown Hot Club of Cowtown Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 6:00 Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30 Imagine a rowdy, smoky saloon, or maybe a sticky-fingered barbecue, and you’ll have a taste of the flavor of Hot Club of Cowtown. Hot and sweet, this boisterous Austin-based trio has developed an international following, opening for...
OK, this It Gets Better ad with Dan Savage and... →
Flat Earth Society - NY debut @LCAtrium - FREE... →
The 1990s downtown New York aesthetic, turned on its ear. Flat Earth Society, hailing from Belgium, has every bit of the circusy, genre-jumping, soundtrack-esque, Raymond Scott–like, smirky moodiness that characterizes the Knitting Factory diaspora. Where that sound can sometimes turn snarky and sarcastic, the group wisely remains earnest and open, though they are sometimes too clever for...
To succeed today and in the future, America’s... →
Just released report from the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities: Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools “…the process of making art –– whether is it written, performed, sculpted, photographed, filmed, danced, or painted –– prepares children for success in the workforce not simply as artists, but all professions. Most...
This is probably, I'm guessing, Not Safe For...
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, filthy version, streaming here. Make some noise… nprfreshair: “Good people, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the ‘clean’ version of our new album… has leaked. So as a hostile and retaliatory measure with great hubris we are making the full explicit aka filthy dirty nasty version available for streaming on our site. We hope...
Celebrating Bin Laden's Death? →
From Bold Faith Type, via @yosgold “Some of the most prominent images from last night’s news of Osama bin Laden’s death were the public outbursts of celebration in cities across the country. These gatherings are understandable given the symbolic power of the news for a nation still recovering from the trauma of 9/11, but I will admit that I experienced mixed emotions watching...
How to steal like an artist →
Lots of great ideas in this post, including this one…Surround yourself with good ideas. An artist is a collector. Not a hoarder, mind you, there’s a difference: hoarders collect indiscriminately, the artist collects selectively. They only collect things that they really love. There’s an economic theory out there that if you take the incomes of your five closest friends and average...