We forget, too often, that love and grief are two sides of the same coin. If you love, you will, eventually, grieve; if you do not grieve, you have not loved. With the legend of Orfeo and Euridice, we see that inevitability played out. The popular myth, featuring the demi-god of song and a beautiful […]
The legacy of colonialism looms large over Hew Locke’s exhibition “Here’s the Thing” at Kemper Museum. The artist describes himself as part of the last generation of Guyanans to receive a “colonial education;” he was born in England, moved to the newly independent Guyana at age five, and has spent his life in both countries. […]
Nothing heralds the holidays quite so much as sinking your teeth into a delightfully decorated pilgrim (or snowman . . . or elf) sugar cookie. If your skills don’t quite match up to your aspiration, consider a cookie course offered by Rachel Van Stratton. The self-taught cookier — yes, that’s what they really call themselves […]
This year’s performance marks the 35th annual Christmas tour for Mannheim Steamroller’s founder/creator Chip Davis. It’s also the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry. Davis’ first Christmas album came out in 1984 and revolutionized the making and marketing of holiday music.