Given the present administration in Washington, D.C., Woody’s protest material figures prominently in the mix, “but we just have some fun too, with some good-old songs that are fun to play, like ‘Shady Grove,’” Sarah Lee says. “People forget that dad’s a great flatpicker. There’s a playful dynamic that reminds people music can be a family affair.”. The Guthrie celebration concludes on April 13-14 with the Freight & Salvage Woody Guthrie All Stars, an expanded version of Peter Glazer’s award-winning production “Woody Guthrie’s American Song.” An associate professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, Glazer created the musical in 1988 to bring out Guthrie’s sly humor and storytelling as well as delivering well-known songs (“Bound for Glory” and “This Land Is Your Land”) alongside lesser-known tunes (“Jolly Banker” and “Ludlow Massacre”).
Last summer, Cai, Stanford’s Gretchen B, Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies, finally traced the music back its source, taking a 10-day trip to Mongolia with his wife, journalist Sheila Melvin, They discovered a vast, sparsely populated nation in the midst of self-discovery, a serpentine process of building a modern identity out of the wreckage of Stalinist repression and a distant, epic history of world conquest, “I’ve been thinking about going to Mongolia for a long time,” says Cai by phone from his Stanford office, “I knew some of the music from growing up, and it’s always stayed with me, The Mongols ruled most of the world for a period, including China for almost 100 years under Kublai Khan, It was a huge empire, unbelievably huge, all mobile phone bag smartphone ~ ballet ballerina white phone case the way to Hungary and Poland.”..
For a brief time Stanley was the Grateful Dead’s main financial backer and put them up in a pink stucco house in Los Angeles where he had moved his LSD lab. A 1966 Los Angeles Times profile described Stanley roaring up to a Sunset Boulevard bank on a motorcycle with wads of money crammed in his helmet, pockets and boots. The Times’ and other accounts described him as an LSD millionaire, a status Stanley denied. But it inspired a Dead song, “Alice D. Millionaire.”. He also was immortalized in a Steely Dan composition, “Kid Charlemagne,” and in a Jimi Hendrix recording of the Beatles’ “Day Tripper,” in which Hendrix can be heard calling out “Owsley, can you hear me now?”.
As life intervened, McMullen worked on “Blood Tango” sporadically until 2015 when he completed the book and added several songs to the score in just two weeks, “None of this would have been possible without the incredible talent of Tal Ariel,” McMullen said, “I just have to hum something and he can immediately compose just the right music, Then Elizabeth listens to mobile phone bag smartphone ~ ballet ballerina white phone case a passage, changes a couple of notes and brings it alive.”, “Blood Tango” takes place in an English drawing room above an insane asylum..
The Big Easy came to Atherton on Saturday evening, when a group of local party-goers laissez les bon temps roulez at the Bayou Bash, which raised funds for the Ragazzi Boys Chorus. The party helped parents relive the chorus’ recent tour to New Orleans, as well as note the upcoming release of Ragazzi’s new album, recorded over the summer at Skywalker Sound, George Lucas’ studio in Marin County. Bayou Bash hosts Dave and Gabriela Wehner decked their Lindenwood home and gardens with masks and beads for the fete, which featured a catered menu of jambalaya, gumbo and oysters, with live music by Ragazzi Continuo, the adult a cappella choir composed of Ragazzi alumni.
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