Category Archives: Art and Culture

Pacific Northwest: Bainbridge Island & Port Townsend

We ferry across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island, home of Lone Pine Farm & Studio and a long-awaited and highly touted Pino’s pizza from Via Rosa — both worth the wait. Art on the Farm Our island adventure begins at … Continue reading

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Simmering in Seattle

Left-coast at last! The speedy light rail rockets us downtown to the sprawling waterfront by 11:30 — just in time for lunch with La Rachel at pastificio Il Corvo.“You’re in for a treat,” La Rachel says. As always, she is … Continue reading

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Santa Fe: Riders of the Purple Sage

Theater Boy is summons me to Santa Fe where it’s dusty and weathered, hot and beautiful.When I arrive, my eyes are scorched — in a great way. I discover that purple sage is very real.  Maybe there are real cowboys, … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Road: Western Mass

I’m invited for a weekend in the Berkshires. The lure of Tanglewood, museums, theater, tastings, and progressive politics is so compelling that I welcome the hellish drive. John Pizzarelli’s jazzy Radio Deluxe helps the hours and miles be-bop and fly. … Continue reading

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Montreal Jazz Festival: Colossal Musicianship for 38 Years

mu·sic [ˈmyo͞ozik] Vocal or instrumental sounds combined to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. June 28 to July 8, 2017 The 38th edition of the Montréal Jazz Fest will possess all the beauty of form, harmony, and expression … Continue reading

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Indecent + Irresistible

New York City. I didn’t discover the joys of this place until Theater Boy beguiled me with his dazzling array of art, theater, dance, music and cuisine. It worked. Here are a few of my favorite ways to navigate choice … Continue reading

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Surprise! Jersey City

Across the Hudson River from Manhattan sits Jersey City — hip and relaxed, taking the long view. This astonishing little city is proof of art’s power to renew and restore. Cultural Revival The first thing you see when you emerge … Continue reading

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