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Archive for October, 2011

Salon of Peaceful Shadows, Tender Flame of Eternal Youth – the backstory

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Phil Elie – impresario extraordinaire – flew in from his home in Paris last week to organize this event with some old friends in the Pillowtex warehouse. Now used as headquarters for the non-profit group, Give Us Names, the founders graciously allowed us access for the evening. I discovered the space in 1980, while looking […]

Revolution in the air

Monday, October 17th, 2011

I’ve been following the Wall Street protests with interest. It’s all over Facebook – friends are engaged in provocative discussions, that show a proclivity to the left, with some right wing antagonism thrown in. I’m proud of the occupiers; mostly youngsters who are uncertain about whether they’ll ever be able to pay off student loans […]

Abrazo Atlanta: Argentine Tango

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Last week my pal Arthur and I had the pleasure of seeing the Eduardo Tami Trio and Dancers at GA State, sponsored by their Center for Collaborative and International Arts (Cencia) program. Dr. Fernando Reati, Chair of Modern and Classical Languages at GA State, gave a fascinating introduction on tango’s origins as a dance form in […]

A bevy of exhibits

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Continuing my goal to hit most of the new gallery spaces in town within my first year of being back in Atlanta, I visited Poem88 off Howell Mill road yesterday for an artist’s talk by Ryan Nabulsi. Nabulsi is a young photographer working with old technology, as the gallery blurb notes: “…Ryan Nabulsi’s camera-less photographs […]

Victoria Webb, a life in paint

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