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Dancing With The Elephant - Michael Jackson: Subverting Blackface Stereotypes

Willa: This week I’m so excited to be joined by Harriet Manning, the author of a fascinating new book, Michael Jackson and the Blackface Mask, which was published recently by Ashgate Press, and Lisha McDuff, a professional musician and musicologist who wrote her dissertation on Black or White, approaching it in part as an example of “whiteface minstrelsy – or a reverse blackface minstrel performance.” Lisha shared some of her ideas about Black or White in a fascinating post with us last year. 9 more words


W. A. Mozart : Fantasy in D Minor (K397) for guitar 11/11

…And then he went dum-dee-da-dum-dee-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-dah-dum-dum-dum-DAH!

Well this was fun…it started in May, with my hearing it on the radio and thinking to myself, “well, that could work…”. 10 more words