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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 and theatrical shows and large-scale events for the past 20 years, most recently with his own production company Directo Productions, More...

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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...

By Ralph Greco On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
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Talking tea (and trees) with Mélisse L’abeille of Steep For The Trees, Inc.

While we big city hipsters walk around with our noses buried in our cell phones as much as we do searching for our next dose of Starbucks, imbibing tea seems to be more of an ancient and relaxing, even medicinal More...

By Tim Needles On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
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We Talk with Laura Israel, director of the film Don’t Blink – Robert Frank

As a film director and editor, Laura Israel has covered some diverse topics beginning with music videos and experimental works to the politics of wind energy in her first feature Windfall to the life of photographer More...

By Morgan McDaniel On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother discusses their new album Victorious and more

Two years since their last record  Wolfmother’s main man Andrew Stockdale wasted no time taking to the road in order to support the album, Victorious. He was able to take time out of his day to give us details More...

By Alan Goforth On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: Throughout Changing Folk Music Currents, Judy Collins Remains a Constant

The folk music scene has changed significantly since the early 1960s, when the world revolved around Gate of Horn in Chicago and Gerde’s Folk City in Greenwich Village. Judy Collins was there at the beginning, More...

By Morgan McDaniel On Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
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Truls Mörck of Graveyard talks Influence, Change and The Future

Graveyard is fresh off the release of their acclaimed album Innocence and Decadence, which shows a musical as well as personal growth for the band with the return of original guitarist Truls Mörck holding down More...

By ND McCray On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
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Speech of Arrested Development talks new music and embraces lessons learned from past mistakes

One of several conscious rap crews in the early 90’s, which included A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Jungle Brothers, Todd “Speech” Thomas co-founded hip-hop group Arrested Development alongside former More...

By Cynthia Parsons McDaniel On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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We Talk with Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen + Brush

I interviewed Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen + Brush at their new space in the Flatiron district. This recently opened new space is a real departure in the best possible sense with a vibrant industrial More...