Born Yesterday, Charleston Stage Company Review

Archives 1998

I’m gonna start popping out the theater reviews I did, now, along with the music. Here’s a review of Charleston Stage Company’s “Born Yesterday”, by Garson Kanin. The piece itself is dated, but still fun. This review itself is dated, but brings back nice memories of Charleston’s thriving local theater scene. September 16, 1998.

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Born Yesterday, Charleston Stage Company Review

Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Spoleto Review 2001

2001 Archives

More from the archives. I think to this day Dido’s Lament, the aria “When I am laid in earth,” stands as the most moving melancholic singing I still have ever heard in my life, which soprano Deanne Meek performed wonderfully.

Nancy Santos, photograph for Charleston City Paper

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Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Spoleto Review 2001

Philip Glass’ “New-World-Fusion-Chamber-Music-Quartet”, a Spoleto Festival Preview

2001 Archives.

My archives, June 6, 2001, posting by coincidence w Philip Glass’ 85th birthday bash. Happy Birthday! My interview with Philip Glass just before his 2001 Spoleto performance of The Screens, a collaborative piece composed along with West African-born composer and griot, Foday Musa Suso. What an honor for me. My fellow-critic/friend, Robert T. Jones, then critic for Charleston Post and Courier, and editor for Glass’ “Music by Philip Glass”, hipped me to the composer (and fellow Marylander!). See for yourself in the interview, he’s a swell guy!

Featured image photo by Pasquale Maria Salerno, posted on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/71349915@N00, posted on Wikipedia by Axel Boldt. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:AxelBoldt

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Philip Glass’ “New-World-Fusion-Chamber-Music-Quartet”, a Spoleto Festival Preview