An artist book of original images, poems, and essays, with the evocative title, Flying with Remnant Wings, has been published by Goya Contemporary in conjunction with two exhibitions featuring the work of Jo Smail. Smiles are spreading Behind my ears Below my chin I am light headed A cloud of laughter sits on my […]
In these changed times, Shriver Hall Concert Series is offering a digital recital by Israeli pianist, Inon Barnatan, who explores works of musical transformation across two centuries. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Selected ‘Songs without Words’ Ronald Stevenson (1928-2015) ‘Peter Grimes’ Fantasy on Themes from Benjamin Britten Opera George Gershwin (1898-1937) Prelude No. 2 George Gershwin (1898-1937) I […]
“The music you offer us has always mattered, but right now it’s even more important.” This wonderful comment from Linda Cades is one of the many we have been receiving from WBJC listeners during the COVID-19 response. Linda was reacting, in part, to the interview I’d done with Dr. Leana Wen about the coronavirus pandemic, […]
My first ever Zoom interview! During this time of coronavirus uncertainly, it was a privilege to be able to call upon emergency physician, former Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore, and current public health professor at George Washington University, Dr. Leana Wen.
When I inherited this collection of Dickens novels from my mother, many of them were in sad disrepair–until I took them to be thoughtfully, carefully, and authentically repaired by Jennifer Jarvis, Book & Paper Conservator at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries. This month on Booknotes we revisit the theme of preserving these precious objects.
At 7:30pm today, I was to have been giving a reading from Old New Worlds at Buunni Coffee on 4961 Broadway in New York, as part of their Multiverse Reading Series. In these times of Staying in Place, I am offering a remote reading instead. Please enjoy! Reading in the time of COVID-19
“It’s the one thing we can do, you know. I’m not a doctor, I’m not a rescue worker. All I can do is provide something for people to hold on to.” This is what the pianist, Emanuel Ax, said to me during an interview when he was in town to play a concert with the Baltimore […]
This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in America. The 19th Amendment to the constitution was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920. It has to be said, though, that while black women were legally entitled to vote, they were effectively denied voting rights in many Southern states until […]
German violist, Tabea Zimmermann, and Spanish pianist, Javier Perianes, will perform selections by Spanish and South American composers and two richly lyrical works by Schubert and Brahms on the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Here’s more from the series’ Executive Director, Catherine Cochran.
Steven Leyva wears two hats to the Booknotes studio—poet and board member of the CityLity Project.