Neither rain, nor snow nor …

scary, high-mileage winds can stop the dedicated arts lover from making his or her appointed rounds. How did you brave the elements to immerse yourself in the arts this past week? Did you attend a stage production, visit a gallery, catch a cool live set at a local bistro? Did you  enjoy yourself (or not)? Please join in the conversation.

Were you art-full this past week?

Season subscriber that I am, I spent Sunday afternoon with Violetta and her crew at TCO’s lovely production of “La Traviata.” (See review below.) I’ve also been savoring all the award-winning  movies that TCM annually broadcasts as a lead-up to the Oscars. And speaking of films on TV, HBO subscribers should try to catch “The Sunset Limited,” based on a  play by Cormac McCarthy. This dialogue-driven two-man show about faith (or lack thereof) is a great addition to Tommy Lee Jones’ canon of top-notch performances and a strong reminder of what a wonderful actor  Samuel L. Jackson can be when he’s not asked to carry a lightsaber or spew a string of curses.
What’s been art-full in your life this past week? Join the conversation.

The music of Rachael Sage triggers an artful reaction

Reviewed by Rebecca Sheriff

“Reacting to Music: The Artwork of Angela Cook,” on display at Binghamton’s Bundy Museum, is a colorful array of artwork, most in reaction to the music of renowned indie-pop artist Rachael Sage, who performed her vibrant and provoking songs at the show’s opening during February’s First Friday event. Cook’s artwork enhanced the warmth of Sage’s sound and the energy of her performance. Read the rest of this entry »

TCO ‘La Traviata’ is a feast for the ear and eye

Reviewed by Tony Villecco

Attending Tri-Cities Opera’s final dress rehearsal Wednesday (Feb. 9) for Giuseppe Verdi’s perennial favorite, La Traviata, I did not believe this production could surpass the excellence of last fall’s Cosi Fan Tutte. I was wrong. What maestro John Mario Di Costanzo has done is to, literally, transform the opera’s orchestra to such a high level of playing that it’s hard to imagine these already fine musicians could sound even better. Read the rest of this entry »

Tell us about First Friday …

or “Hamlet” or anything else you did recently in the arts. Please join in the conversation.

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