CUTE 'N' COMFY Day 25: Rethinking my choice of shoes
For day 25 of the 30-30 Style Challenge, I decided to wear my pink and gray sweater again. Robert and I went to his sister Sarah's Christmas choir concert, which was BEAUTIFUL!
It started snowing... Posted on 12/12/12 at 1:12 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Better Music, Better Life
On two occasions music festivals were held in Zhuhai. The real awesome part was that both these events were organized by my school. I turned out, the founder of TPR English was quite the involved comm... Posted on 3/31/12 at 8:43 AM
Matinee Musicale began its 111th recital season Tuesday night at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ with a full moon, a string quartet and a clarinet. Like the final full moon of summer, this was no ordinary gathering. From the Minnesota Orchestra, Sarah Kwak and Gina DiBello lead the first and second violin sections, respectively, Thomas Turner is principal violist; Anthony Ross is principal cellist. But the clarinetist was none other than Osmo Vänskä, 10th and current music director/conductor of the same Minnesota Orchestra. All in all, it was a night for seat belts and full throttle.
Imagine being a Minneapolis musician during the last gasps of the 1980s. The shows, the parties and what surely must have included a betting pool for which of the Replacements would crack up hardest.
Mark Olson was right in there as an original member of the Jayhawks, a band that helped launch the sound that included the Gear Daddies, Wilco and Drive by Truckers.
Anyone whose day job for 10 years was playing second guitar in blues icon and six-string axe master Buddy Guy’s band has to have good ears and a serious depth of feeling for that music (even if he comes from Tennessee).
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