Today we share a post from The Thread, the lively blog by Duke Performances. Chris Vitiello writes a lovely review of “The Jazz Loft Project,” on view at the Nasher Museum through July 10, 2011.
Perhaps America’s most important music writer, Greil Marcus will be gracing Duke University this week with his presence in a week-long residency sponsored by Duke Performances. The author of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century and The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy in the American Voice, Marcus will be enlightening audiences in Durham Feb. 16-18.
A lot has happened to Ralph Lemon since 2004. After traveling to Mississippi to research the performance Come Home Charley Patton, Lemon developed a relationship with 104-year-old sharecropper Walter Carter. Lemon began making art based on his relationship with Carter [one of the pieces, "Walter Repairing Record" (2006) is on display in The Record right now]. But in this period of creation, Lemon also seen tremendous loss: that of Walter and his partner, Asako Takami.
DEAN AND BRITTA PLAY 13 MOST BEAUTIFUL … SONGS FOR ANDY WARHOL’S SCREEN TESTS Thursday, February 18 Reynolds Theater Tickets By Kirstie If you’re a fan of Neko Case, Nada Surf or Yo La Tengo, do yourself a favor and discover Dean and Britta. This dynamic duo proves that a [...]