When I would arrive at my rental apartment in Paris, there was an old stack of books on the fireplace mantel, faded from the sunlight streaming in the window on those gloriously quiet afternoons and dusty from years of idle use.
Like most of us one time or another, they are trapped by an uncaring world and by their own shortcomings. It’s a condition familiar to anyone who has ever felt defeated and estranged — rich, poor, loved and unloved, and it’s what gives Grey Gardens its emotional resonance.
As I see it, to be able to enjoy instrumental music you must be able to appreciate art. Classical music is like a representation of a painting. Whereas, jazz is like abstract art, and that requires a certain amount of effort.
After 20 years of show-stopping virtuosity, and countless music CD’s released, Westminster has established a reputation for having some of the best hand-bell ringers in the country together with exceptional leadership and musicianship. Bravo!
On occasion I get emails from the Goethe Institute announcing a random drawing. Last week I received one of these asking that I select a lucky number from 1-100. Being the lucky winner, last night I attended the Newport Beach Film Festival.