15 Films Tell the History of Film at the Berkshire Museum

Oct 2 2012
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA Oct 18 – Dec 13, 2012 The Berkshire Museum’s Little Cinema is offering an in-depth look at the history of films!  The cinema will screen The Story of Film: An Odyssey in eight parts on Thursdays between October 18th and December 13th, starting with [continue reading]

What’s Up With Those Southern Beasts?

Sep 27 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image By Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director of Roadside Theater

Storytelling is a partnership between the person telling the story and the person receiving the story; each depends on the other. This exchange is not designed to be passive, unless the purpose is propaganda. “The purpose of art is to [continue reading]

Superman of Kansas and Krypton and Cleveland

Sep 7 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture Series Editor   “Behind the high-flying legend lies a true-to-life saga every bit as compelling, one that begins not in the far reaches of outer space but in the middle of America’s heartland. During the depths of the Great [continue reading]

Earliest Footage of Native American Drumming

Aug 22 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image A Sioux frame drum, 1904; Museum of Modern Art
The Afrodrumming organization recently produced this video detailing two early recorded examples of Native American drumming. Many thanks to Kelle Jolly of Carpetbag Theatre for leading us to this video
Please find the [continue reading]

AWOL: Bringing New Stories To the Screen

Jul 11 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image   Photograph by Irit Reinheimer
AWOL is a love story. It is a rural love story,
and a lesbian love story, and a story about the choices that young people in
this country have – and don’t have. 

These lines accompany the [continue reading]

Two For Mardi Gras

Feb 21 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings, Music
missing image Zulu Parade 2010 King Jimmie L Felder; Eliot Kamenitz, Times Picayune
Here’s two videos with a bit of Mardi Gras spirit. First, from the Alan Lomax Archive Channel , comes this footage shot by Alan Lomax and his crew in 1982: “Big Chief Jake Millon and the [continue reading]

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