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Presentation with Operatic Soprano Renée Fleming at UMW

Last month, I gave a joint presentation and Q&A with renowned operatic soprano Renée Fleming on the neuroscience of music. I had the opportunity to work with Ms. 161 more words


I’m back.

That means my students are too. In J452 at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication they blog and I blog… 1,355 more words


Q-Tip Will Kick Off The Kennedy Center's Inaugural Hip-Hop Culture Season

Q-Tip, the leader of A Tribe Called Quest and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ first artistic director of hip-hop culture will kick off the esteemed venue’s inaugural hip-hop culture season on October 6th. 249 more words


Gingham Gaze

Happy September! Summer is winding down and it’s only a matter of time before the season of Fall is upon us. Just this morning, it was fifty five degrees. 113 more words

A different way of seeing.

It’s hard to imagine walking through an art gallery or a museum observing paintings or sculptures by any other way than looking at them. But one extraordinary artist is teaching people to experience art the way she does. 818 more words

Im-Politic: Dumping on Trump by Trashing History

Since Philip Kennicott has won a Pulitzer Prize, and has been writing on architecture and music and culture for the Washington Post since 1999, I’m sure he knows a lot about these subjects. 920 more words

Lucky So & So's on Millennium Stage!

It was a thrill to play on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage with the Lucky So & So’s on August 18. Thanks to the talented crew for making us feel and sound like a big-time band. 8 more words