Frogs and Bears at the Eiffel Tower: Season 4 Premiere of Arts at the Aviary

Double helix

  Seriously? This is the fourth year? Wow.  For those who are unaware, we Birds have tried to regularly open our house for our artsy friends to come visit, chat, share music, vent, support, play improv games, and so forth.  My work responsibilities last year prevented us from gathering very much, and we have missed… Continue reading Frogs and Bears at the Eiffel Tower: Season 4 Premiere of Arts at the Aviary

Daily Practices Toward Peace and Creative Improvisation

I’m a fan of vocalist and improvisor Bobby McFerrin. The year after I graduated from my community choir, the group attended a choral festival for which Bobby McFerrin was one of the clinicians: 0ne more reason to consider flunking senior year. But alas, I did not, and have never seen the man in person. I’m not even sure how I… Continue reading Daily Practices Toward Peace and Creative Improvisation

Naomi and Nathan on Nabucco – interview

One evening earlier this week I was lucky enough to sit down* with Minneapolis tenor Nathan Bird and talk a little bit about the Minnesota Opera’s upcoming production of Verdi’s Nabucco. *Actually, he didn’t really sit down at all as he was tending to our children and getting himself some food before heading out the door… Continue reading Naomi and Nathan on Nabucco – interview

I {‘Art} Shoes

I am not a shoe person. Maybe it’s because I have such large feet.  I don’t know.  I think shoes are cute and all, but I find that I manage just fine to frequently get through a whole week using only one or two pair.  Last time I bought flip flops was seven years ago.  Either… Continue reading I {‘Art} Shoes