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It wasn’t just the first book ever read or the fairy tales told by grandparents that inspired literature. More and more writers claim that music has given them divine tutelage. Many admit that their calling came to them when they were children not through other books, but through songs with lyrics that left stories and …

Horror as a literary genre is not just recording a shock of fear. Scary stories played a very important role in social and political movements over time and, more importantly, have told us about ourselves and what it means to be human in ways other genres cannot. “There are so many ways to get to …

Bemidji College recently announced that Tristan Jacobson, Samuel Urban, Duane Strong and Dalton Barry are the Fine Arts Students of the Month. Seventh-year student Tristan Jacobson has been playing the trombone in groups since April last year and has been taking private lessons this summer. He chose to start playing the trombone because a friend …

Some superhero series never got a chance to shine while others did even though we never wanted to. Here we are. Unjustly Canceled: Jupiter’s Legacy Jupiter’s legacy We can still hear echoes of fan outrage when Netflix announced the cancellation of Jupiter’s Legacy. Manu calls this comic book arc one of Mark Millar’s greatest contributions …

This will be another good month for new shows on Netflix in November 2021. We’ve seen a few months in a row with some great Netflix shows, including new seasons of On my block, you, and Locke and key in October 2021. November 2021 will be so much better for new shows on Netflix. Honestly, …

The Mendocino County Arts Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients of the 19th Annual Mendocino County Arts Champion Award. The Arts Champions, nominated annually by community members and selected by the Arts Council Board of Directors, will be officially recognized by a proclamation from the Supervisory Board on November 9, 2021. …

Sir Paul McCartney admits to having ‘impostor syndrome’ sometimes when he thinks about how a boy from a working-class Liverpool family became a world-renowned musician, performer, singer and songwriter. “I always feel like I’m just playing.” He describes his life as “a puzzle” in which “every song is part of the solution”. © Fiona Adams …

Halloween in Chicago is about to get a lot more colorful. At least, that’s the goal of artists and creatives across town who take part in the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, which returns to Chicago on Saturday for its seventh year. The parade, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will march …

NBC “The Voice” host Carson Daly poses with trainers Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande and John Legend. Season 21 of NBC’s “The Voice” is already around halfway through the season, which means live broadcasts and voting will begin soon. The playoff round of the competition for Season 21 will end on Monday, November 1, …

Actor Munawar Faruqui Wednesday canceled three of his shows in Mumbai after Hindutva groups threatened organizers. They also waged an online hate campaign against Faruqui and wrote to the Mumbai police to demand that the broadcasts be stopped. “Public safety is the most important thing to me,” Faruqui said in a tweet. “I don’t want …

WAKEFIELD – When Hera Gallery chose ‘Dough’ as ​​the subject of their latest exhibition, their staff may not have expected submissions from as far away as the Pacific Northwest. But artists across the country were drawn to the unique theme, so that’s exactly what happened. At their monthly board and exhibition committee meetings, the Hera …

Sheridan Music Studio Founder, Artistic Director and Pianist Susan Merdinger will present a special ghost-themed concert series, book presentation and discussion: A Halloween Haunting in Music and Literature on www.sheridanmusicstudio.in.live. The pre-recorded concert features Merdinger with violinist Alex Koffman and cellist Martine Benmann in a “ghost” music program including the Ghost Trio Op. 70 No. …

This is the 550th essay to appear in my Carrefour column, which has now been around for 11 years in this article. As a sort of celebration, I dedicate my space today to National Literature, an appreciation of the works of Jose Garcia Villa, the Filipino poet whose productive years were lived in New York …

Conductor and producer Róisín Blunnie presents the new album Ghost Songs, a unique collaboration of great voices from Irish poetry, theater and contemporary music, performing with the Mixed Chamber Choir on Laetare vocal ensemble. For me as a conductor, the interplay of music and words is a subject of endless interest and analysis. These two …

A defense of ardor: Essays This 2005 collection showcases Zagajewski’s talent as an essayist. (Readers who want more might also look to 2017 Slight exaggeration, titled after his ironic definition of poetry). In the centerpiece, Zagajewski exposes his creative principles, repelling caustic resignation and casual irony. (“Doubt is poetry for the resigned. While poetry seeks, …

African American literature is both a passion and a calling for Griffin, who is the first chair of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia, as well as the director of his Institute for African American Studies. and English teacher. Her expertise is evident – sometimes too much – as she …

After being confined to computer screens last year, the annual Litquake Literary Festival returned to the streets of the Golden City on October 7. Litquake’s first festival started as a one-day event at Golden Gate Park in 1999 that snowballed into the series of lectures, readings, and panels that now run for two weeks in …

She writes about sexuality, violence, mass culture and repressed fascism. In the 1980s and 1990s, author Elfriede Jelinek was the sharp-tongued “inconvenient” moralist, holding a mirror to what she saw as the conservative, fanatic and historically oblivious of her Austrian homeland. With her sarcastic, provocative, sometimes contemptuous style, she has turned half the country against …

Unsound has shared full details of the music schedule for its 2021 edition next month. The Bug is set to return to the festival, performing live with collaborators Dis Fig and Flowdan, as well as another MC that has yet to be announced, while Errorsmith and Fiedel will reunite as MMMs. for a new live …

Gnod stands for “Global Network of Discovery”, which promises “Let us use the latest technological advances to make us all discover more and better things”. Alright, I’ll bite. Gnod has two seconds: Project 1, which uses AI to discover new bands and Project 2, which invites us to “travel with the tourist map of music”. …

Photo by Jay Mawson LoneLady’s third album is an exciting turning point. For starters, this is the first album she made outside of Manchester. Unlike the beginnings Nervous and follow-up Countryside which were variously made in his home studio or around abandoned factories and mills in the north of England, Old things was made in …

The Musicians’ Union has criticized plans by the UK government to cut funding for certain subjects, such as music, at higher education level in England by 50%. The Office for Students (OfS), England’s independent higher education regulator, has opened a consultation on funding for 2021 to 2022, which ends today (6 May). The 51-page consultation …

The upcoming release of the Golden Ratio Frequencies label will see GNOD’s AP Macarte and HUM’s Mark Wagner end up as Ahrkh Wagner for their first outing together since the 2016 eponymous effort on Tesla Tapes. Title Music for Meditations Vol. 1, the release marks the first installment of what the label describes as the …

Tell Music-Map an artist you like and it will create a map of the artists they think you will like to become more and more different as you go along. Music-Map is a great new site for discovering new music based on artists you already love. Music-Map is part of Gnod (Global Network of Discovery), …

With the advent of unlimited streaming services like Spotify and Netflix, you can access more music, movies, and TV shows than you could ever hope to hear or watch in a lifetime. So how do you go about sorting out the best content from the time-wasting ones? The taste is personal, and we’ve found personalized …

Welcome (after too long a break) to the realm of Noise Not Music. The section has been revamped a bit to incorporate an ever-growing Spotify playlist, which I’ll update every two weeks with things I love but haven’t necessarily found the time to give the full treatment here. . This, of course, will work in …

Photo: Becca Diamond As usual, there is a lot to do this month. But, it should be noted that this latest batch contains records that are some of my favorites from 2015 so far. There is something to please both those interested in the outer limits (of jazz, psychedelia and electro) and those interested in …