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The Art of the Diorama: An Interview with the American Museum of Natural History exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt

Diorama created by Cynthia Parsons McDaniel I was lucky enough to take The Art of Diorama, a class which is only offered once a year and to a very limited amount of students. Led by American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt, he is an expert on dioramas and how they are put together, preserved, and how they have changed More...

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By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Shawn Perry: Conversations With The Masters: The VintageRock.com Interviews

Shawn Perry, founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of VintageRock.com, has put together an expansive, Conversations With The Masters: The VintageRock.com Interviews book you just need to get your hands on. Vintagerock.com More...

By Tim Needles On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Woody Harrelson and the cast and crew discuss the new comedy Wilson

Wilson is a terrific, new comedy by director Craig Johnson based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes which stars Woody Harrelson in it’s title role about a neurotic misanthrope without a filter who reconnects More...

By Dan Siegler On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Please Kill Me. An Interview with Gillian McCain

What is it about the book, Please Kill Me, by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, that has enabled it to stand the test of time? Originally published in 1996 and now celebrating its 20th year with a new, expanded edition, More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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We Talk with the Hard Rocking and Goth Glam Madame Mayhem

Hard rockin’, ‘Goth Glam’ petite  Madame Mayhem grabs you by the **** with her unique style and opera-trained voice and never lets go. I caught up with the lady as she stepped out of a rehearsal in her N.J. More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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We talk with Singer/Songwriter Aubreylyn

Speaking to nineteen–year-old singer/songwriter/pianist Aubreylyn, you learn first-hand what an artist with a singular vision and stunning skills needs to do these days to make her mark. Aubreylyn opened for More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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We Talk with Rob Cimitile of Builder of the House

I had occasion to speak to Rob Cimitile of the acoustic duo Builder of the House. I got turned onto the band because of their stunningly simple and beautiful day-in-a-life video for their song “Look at the Man,” More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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We Talk with Gil Marsalla about PIAF! THE SHOW

Photo Credit: Gil Marsalla Gil Marsalla has been studying music since the age of 14 and had a rewarding career as a musician, music director, conductor and artistic director. He has been successfully producing musical More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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We talk with Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts of The Frick Collection

Knob for a French windowPierre Gouthière after a design by Claude-Nicolas LedouxGilt bronze, ca. 1770Knob: 2 × 2¼ inches Back plate: 2¾ × ⅜ inchesMusée des Arts décoratifs, Paris; photo: © Th. Hennocque The More...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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We talk with Slaves on Dope’s Kevin Jardine and Jason Rockman with Darryl McDaniels

I recently had the chance to meet Kevin Jardine and Jason Rockman of the band Slaves on Dope (check out my review of their new CD here, it’s killer), and a legend who happened to collaborate on one of the songs More...