Hidden Musical Treasures

You don’t find all exciting musical compositions on major labels like Universal and Sony. But you can find them elsewhere.

You don’t find all exciting musical compositions on major labels like Universal and Sony. But if you keep your eyes and ears open, you can find rare gems in compilation CDs put out by some of the minor labels. Continue reading “Hidden Musical Treasures”

Five Minutes with an Artist: Mark Joseph Oliver

Mark Joseph Oliver is a sculptor. However at Hillsborough Community College’s Gallery 221, you can see him also as photographer and painter.

A Photograph Taken in Finland by Mark Oliver

Mark Joseph Oliver, Not Here But There. Gallery 221 (Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL). March 20 to April 27. For more info, visit the gallery web site. Continue reading “Five Minutes with an Artist: Mark Joseph Oliver”

Flash Fictions Galore: NY Sin Phoney IN FACE FLAT MINOR

This collection of 365 flash fictions seems like an anabasis through Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio (never Paradiso). But not always.

Sin Phoney in Face Flat Minor

NY Sin Phoney IN FACE FLAT MINOR. Bart Plantenga, Sensitive Skin Books, 2017. This collection of 365 flash fictions seems like an up-to-date anabasis through Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio (never Paradiso). But not always.

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Five Minutes with an Artist: Delita Martin

Artist Delita Martin’s work at Gallery 221 is a mixture of printing, collage, Conte crayons, and stitching. And it’s stunning.

Night Angel by Delita Martin
Night Angel by Delita Martin

Gallery 221 (Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL). January 17 to March 2. For more info, visit the gallery web site. Continue reading “Five Minutes with an Artist: Delita Martin”

A Ride on the Florida Railroad Museum

When we visited the Florida Railroad Museum to check out some old trains, we ended up going on a 90-minute train ride.

Florida Railroad Museum Ride

When we visited the Florida Railroad Museum to check out some old trains, we ended up  going on a 90-minute train ride. Continue reading “A Ride on the Florida Railroad Museum”

Review of Blu-ray of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi

A review by Peter Bates of the Blu-ray recording of Bellini’s opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Audiophile Audition.

Peter Bates Review  Bellini's opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi Here’s a review of a DVD recording of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Joyce DiDonato et al, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com).
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