Archive for November, 2012

Embraced By Her Common Words: A Tribute to Adrienne Rich (1929 – 2012) / On November 13, 2012, the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT

Embraced By Her Common Words: A Tribute to Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) | Charter Oak Cultural Center.

Adrienne Rich :: Tributes Gather

Adrienne Rich, the poet who changed poetry and whose poetry changed the lives of women, died this year on March 28. The New York Times printed her obituary on the front page, a singular honor and testament to the poet, writer, essayist, lesbian, feminist, and scholar who’s life’s work would comprise over thirty books and numerous prizes. The New Yorker stated: “The death of Adrienne Rich marks not only the end of a long and transcendent literary career . . . but the end of a kind of poetry that mattered in the world beyond poetry.” The New York Times wrote: “ . . . a poet of towering reputation and towering rage, whose work — distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity — brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century . . . .”  ~ Donna Fleischer

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:00 pm in Hartford, CT  the Charter Oak Cultural Center hosts A Tribute to Adrienne Rich, organized by Bessy Reyna with presentations by Donna Fleischer, Yehudit Heller, Randall Horton, and John Stanizzi, and readings of her work by Norah Christianson, Ginny Connors, Lorna Cyr, James Finnegan, David Garnes, Catherine Hoyser, Elizabeth Kincaid-Ehlers, Leslie McGrath, Nancy Otter, Kate Rushin, Jessica Treat, and Faith Vicinanza.  21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT.

Adrienne Rich reads poems appearing in Leaflets, The Will to Change (1971), Diving into the Wreck (1973), and The Fact of a Doorframe (2002) :

Adrienne Rich Reads Selections from 1971 through 2002

Adrienne Rich / The Poetry Foundation

Selected Obituaries at Word Pond

Information compiled by Donna Fleischer

Should-ing All Over Ourselves, by Koritha Mitchell :: The Feminist Wire

Should-ing All Over Ourselves | The Feminist Wire.

How to Help in Sandy Aftermath, Starting Tomorrow | Bushwick Daily

How to Help in Sandy Aftermath, Starting Tomorrow | Bushwick Daily.

LYNN BEHRENDT: Collage #52 revised

LYNN BEHRENDT: Collage #52 revised.

Sarah Schulman on the Israel / Palestine Queer question / DIVA Magazine Lesbian Feature / www.divamag.co.uk

Sarah Schulman on the Israel/Palestine Queer question / DIVA Magazine Lesbian Feature / www.divamag.co.uk.

Thankfulness – Occupy Wall Street Bikes Power the Lower East Side / New York Natives

Thankfulness – Occupy Wall Street Bikes Power the Lower East Side | New York Natives – Local Stories, Thankfulness, NYC Urban Living.

Ramón López / drums and percussion

IMPROVISATIONS
Featuring Ramon Lopez

 

Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | 3 PM

RAMON LOPEZ | PERCUSSION
JOE MORRIS | GUITAR
STEPHEN HAYNES | CORNET

 

Drummer, percussionist and composer Ramon Lopez began as a self-taught drummer in the mid-1970’s. After witnessing a Max Roach solo concert in 1980 Lopez fundamentally changed his understanding of music, and in 1985 he moved to Paris to become increasingly involved in the experimental scene in France. At the same time, he developed an interest in Indian music, taking tabla lessons with Krishna Govinda K.C. He was a student of Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, and taught Indian music with Patrick Moutal at the Paris Conservatory.

 

In addition to his involvement with jazz and Indian music, Lopez has worked with many great flamenco artists, including Carmen Linares, Esperanza Fernández, Inés Bacán, Gerardo Núñez, Rafael de Utrera and Chano Domínguez.

 

Lopez’s musical endeavours have always been challenging. In 1997, the British Leo label, linked to free jazz music and improvisation, released Lopez’s album of solo drums. His interpretation of songs from the Spanish civil war dropped in 2001, and his duos dedicated to Roland Kirk were released in 2002. From 1997 to 2000 he was drummer in the renowned French Orchestre National de Jazz under Didier Levallet, who continues to expand the traditional vocabulary of the orchestra with new elements.

Ramon Lopez is an atypical percussionist. He is a musician who has mastered a number of different musical traditions, working with artists from other disciplines such as actors, choreographers or visual artists. He is currently one of the most respected European musicians in the area of contemporary jazz or improvised music, named by the French government as “Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters” in 2008.  ~ Real Art Ways

The good, the bad, and the ugly … learning from Hurricane Sandy | Earth | EarthSky

Tree damage in South Richmond Hill, New York. Image Credit: WABC TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News

The good, the bad, and the ugly … learning from Hurricane Sandy | Earth | EarthSky.

Forward and back :: Art Note

Forward and back | Art Note.

Hurricane Sandy: A Moment for Eco-Socialism, by Billy Wharton / Counterhegemonic


Hurricane Sandy: A Moment for Eco-Socialism, by Billy Wharton