Category Archives: Music/Art

Our Day At Artists 4 Altruism Event

We had a fun day at Artists 4 Altruism yesterday. A huge thank you to Alison Neuman for all the work she did to make this event happen. Hover cursor over pictures to see names and details. ARTISTS 4 ALTRUISM … Continue reading

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Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Albeniz on Classical Guitar and Piano

A year ago, I had the privilege of hearing Tariq Harb play live in Edmonton during the Edmonton Classical Guitar Society (ECGS) concert season. He played Asturias, a popular guitar piece that I have held dear since the 1980s when … Continue reading

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Music Therapy 2

Music, as most of us know, has a multitude of benefits. Teenagers seem to need it for their very existence (and no wonder). Many of us use it as a de-stressor and coping mechanism. In Music Therapy 1, I called … Continue reading

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Today’s Writing Song No. 32

CALIFORNIA NIGHTS — Best Coast

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Childhood Among the Trees

On the warm summer night of August 2, 2017 at the Qualico Patio Series live outdoor music show set behind Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Folk* band Scott Cook and the Second Chances had a way of getting into … Continue reading

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Music Therapy 1

Music therapy, as defined by yours truly: Music that, by individual taste and selection, is good for the mind, heart, and soul, restoring balance to thoughts, body systems, attitude, and outlook. Music regenerates the mind and body, contributes to creativity, … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Alison Neuman!

Returning author, playwright, choreographer, and lyricist Alison Neuman has some news for us in our continuing 2017 Where Are They Now? series. Last year, she mentioned that two producers were interested in working together to reproduce her musical and play … Continue reading

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Coming Up: the “Where Are They Now?” Series

Announcement Last year, I ran a series of international interviews showcasing a number of authors, artists, and educators. In the first part of 2017, I also posted several guest posts. The compiled links for the interviews and guest posts are … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Music

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day.   Today’s roundup theme is music. Music Music as a Barometer of Your Well-Being Playing … Continue reading

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June 2017 Roundup: Events

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme will post each day. Today’s roundup theme is events. Below are selected articles. Events Guitar Recital 2017 50-Hour Read-A-Thon … Continue reading

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