Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bringing Art Out of the Museum

The Rijksmuseum museum in Holland had an idea: Let's bring the art to the people
and then, hopefully, they will come to see more - at the museum.

They took one Rembrandt painting from 1642, Night Watch and brought to life the characters in it, placed them in a busy mall and the rest you can see for yourself.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Grammys Are Not All About Twerking, Thank the Gods!

There's a brand new Grammy Award this year concerning music educators.  Here's the teacher who won the 2014 Grammy Music Educator of the Year Award:

Congratulations Kent Knappenberger!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Not Much of Anything

I'm sitting here at 11:15 pm (mountain time), watching "What About Bob" for the zillionth time and knitting my zillionth pair of socks.

It's snowing again and will snow again tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeping in this petty pace from day to winter day, to the last syllable of recorded precipitation....and so on.

We haven't had the temperatures that the east has seen though, so I should be THANKFUL I live in the mountains of Utah.  Here, it's at least 15 degrees F.  On the brighter side, I get to wear all those warm, hand-knit winter socks.

I saw some awesome pictures of the result of the polar vortex in Chicago on Huffington Post.  Ummm, global warming???

Jubilate rehearsals begin again on the 13th.  Winter has a long way to go, but I can start thinking of spring with the music for our spring concert.  Short sleeves, no bulky coats, flipflops and driving on DRY roads.

Reality vs fantasy in one picture:

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishing You a Happy and Musical 2014!

The Fantastikids sing Happy New Year for your enjoyment!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Christmas to All

The Salt Lake Children's Choir singing "Still, Still, Still."  My oldest daughter is an alumnus of this choir and I still remember those wonderful concerts and sweet voices.

May your Christmas be happy and bright.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

So This Is What Alvin REALLY Looks Like!


Alfie Boe 2014 US Concert Tour Cancelled

Well, I'm really bummed.  And using that word makes me sound like a damned teenager but it perfectly fits my feelings about this cancellation.

My two youngest daughters and I had tickets to the March 3, 2014 concert in Washington, DC.  They are currently living in Maryland and I intended to fly there and stay for a couple of weeks.  I was planning on booking a flight right after Christmas.

The reason given for the cancellation was "slow ticket sales."  So how about a better advertising campaign?  The only advertising for this huge tour was on PBS.  If his management team had done an all-out campaign, in all likelihood, tickets would have sold out in all venues.  Now his fans are left with airline tickets and hotel reservations that may be non-refundable.

Alf, you're really gorgeous and your voice is one in a century, but this is a huge letdown.  Please find a better management team.