Community Culture

From beginning to end, Meeting of the Spirits: Music of Mahavishnu Orchestra was a head bobbing, feet thumping, heartfelt homage to John McLaughlin’s incredible musical career.

Akbar’s poetry is refreshingly honest and incredibly human.

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Mahler’s symphonies go from the calm and quiet moaning of strings to loud and celebratory sounds of the brass and low beating of the timpani in a very short amount of time.

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Here are 10 of the pieces featured, though many creative pieces within the exhibit are not listed.

Nathan Englander on war, peace and avoiding the executable

At the end of a performance, an audience’s applause is usually directed toward the performers on stage. Often times audiences aren’t thinking, however, of the individuals behind the scenes: the composers.

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King Crimson is, and always has been, a collection of incredibly impressive musicians

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It seems than an art piece lost isn’t as painful as an art piece undiscovered.

The poetry presented wasn’t happy, but this was exactly the intention of the speakers — to spin their poetry in a positive way would be to lie about what they, as a minority, face daily. Nothing about the stereotyping of Arabs in U.S. society, and the pressure they feel to conform to these arbitrary categories, is uplifting.

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McGuire hails “Bloody Bloody” as one of the “gems of musical theatre” that went greatly under-appreciated after a short Broadway run.

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