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Thursday, May 25th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 2 in D minor
Itzhak Perlman (violin), live, London, 1978


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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Bullfinch on a camellia branch

Wednesday, May 24th

How can something so solid make sounds so liquid?

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), For Bunita Marcus (1985), excerpts; Marc-André Hamelin (piano), 2017


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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Japanese white-eyes on a maple branch, 1854

Monday, May 22nd

what’s new

Novo Amor, “Carry You,” 2017


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lagniappe

art beat

Stanley Greene (February 14, 1949-May, 19, 2017), Chechnya (Grozny), April, 2001 (Zelina, after the death of her child)

Sunday, May 21st

old school

Robert Blair & The Fantastic Violinaires, “Where He Leads Me,” live, North Carolina (Wilson), 1988


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lagniappe

art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), Washington, D.C., May 17, 1957*

*Demonstration commemorating the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Monday, May 15th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

John Luther Adams (1953-), Dream in White on White (1992); Virtuoso String Orchestra (Joaquin Valdepeñas, cond.) with Sanya Eng (harp), live, Toronto, 2014

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Bush warbler on plum branch, 1840s

Sunday, May 14th

like nobody else

Rev. Utah Smith (1906-1965), “Two Wings,” 1953


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lagniappe

art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009, MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, c. 1940

 

Friday, May 12th

sounds of São Paulo

Bixiga 70, live, São Paulo, 2017


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lagniappe

art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), Jack, Chicago, 1965

Wednesday, May 10th

what’s new

Happy Place,* live, New York (Threes Brewing, Brooklyn), 5/3/17


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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Sudden Shower over Shin Ohashi Bridge and Atake (from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), 1857 


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*Will Mason, drums, compositions; Kate Gentile, drums; Will Chapin, guitar; Andrew Smiley, guitar.

Sunday, May 7th

sounds of Chicago

Inez Andrews (1929-2012), “Just For Me,” live


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lagniappe

art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), Chicago (Uptown), 1965

Sunday, April 30th

old school

Friendly Seven, “I Had a Talk,” 1973


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lagniappe

art beat

Danny Lyon (1942-), southeast Georgia, 1962

USA. Georgia. 1962. Charles SHERROD (standing at right), Field Secretary for the SNCC, and civil rights activist Randy BATTLE visit a supporter in the Georgia countryside.

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