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Wednesday, January 18th

like nobody else

Anthony Braxton (1945-, reeds, compositions), et al., live (performance begins at 3:25), Amsterdam, 2015

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Piet Mondrian, Lozenge Composition with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, and Gray, 1921

Monday, January 9th

never enough

What better way to begin the week?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Fifteen Three-Part Inventions: Boris Giltburg (1984-, piano), 2020

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Smart Museum (University of Chicago)

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attese (Spatial Concept, Expectations [1960]), detail

Sunday, January 1st

back to church

Center Baptist Church, Gastonia, N. C., 1988: “When I Make It to the City”

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Painting with a Green Center (1913), detail

Saturday, December 31st

like nobody else

What Is Man and What Is Guitar? Keith Rowe (Bob Burnett, Alan F. Jones), 2021

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), The Plough and the Song (1946), detail

Saturday, December 17th

like nothing else

Meredith Monk (1942-) and Vocal Ensemble, “Songs of Ascension” (M. Monk), excerpts, Geyserville, California, 2008

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Alexander Calder [1898-1976], Flamingo [1973], detail)

Friday, 12/16/22

sounds of Chicago

Baby Face Leroy Trio (BFL, drums, vocals; Muddy Waters, guitar, vocals; Little Walter, harmonica, vocals), “Rollin’ and Tumblin'” (Pts. 1 and 2), rec. 1950, Chicago

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Alexander Calder [1898-1976], Flamingo [1973], detail)

Tuesday, November 29th

more sounds of Brazil

Tom Zé (1936-, vocals, compositions), live, Sao Paulo (Brazil), 2018

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Alexander Calder [1898-1976], Flamingo [1973], detail)

Sunday, November 13th

back to church

Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir (feat. Diane Williams), “Step Back, Let God Do It,” live, Chicago, early 1990s

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Detail from ofrenda (offering) to the Latinx victims of the shootings at Robb Elementary School (Uvalde, Texas), created by students at Bernhard Moos Elementary School (Chicago) (Dia de Muertos: Memories & Offerings, through 12/11/22)

Monday, November 7th

more

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Sonata in B-flat major (K. 570): Peter Serkin (1947-2020, piano), live, New Jersey (Ridgewood), 2017

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Eric Romero, Año de los Muertos (Year of the Dead), 2020 (Dia de Muertos: Memories & Offerings, through 12/11/22)

Saturday, November 5th

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Adagio in B minor (K. 540): Peter Serkin (1947-2020, piano), live, New Jersey (Ridgewood), 2017

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Claudia Alvarez, Dia de los Inocentes (Holy Innocents Day), 2010, detail (Dia de Muertos: Memories & Offerings, through 12/11/22)

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