Alonzo King On Dance, Life, and Humanity

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Choreographer Alonzo King did an interview with George McCalman of the San Francisco Chronicle recently. Even if dance isn’t a particular interest for you, I recommend taking the time to read the interview. King is passionate about dance, about life, and about humanity, and his words apply to everyone, dancer or otherwise. [Image description: A […]

The Songs of the Stars

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NASA has created a page on their site dedicated to astral sounds, taking the images capture by the Hubble Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and others, and turning them into sound. “Through data sonification, the same digital data that gets translated into images is transformed into sound. Elements of the image, like brightness and position, […]

One Nice Thing: Sonnets for Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” Concertos

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Thanks to this article from Alan Chapman at Classical KDFC (the classical music station in San Francisco, California), I learned that there are four sonnets to accompany each of the concertos in Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” suite—possibly written by the composer himself. I did a bit of searching, and found the wonderfully informative Baroque Music […]

One Nice Thing: 16 Beautiful Trees

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Today’s Nice Thing: A photo essay of 16 of the most beautiful trees in the world. While the list is rather North America-centric, it’s still a lovely visual break in the middle of the day. My personal favorite: [Image description: A photo of a man standing in filtered sunlight between two rows of tall, dark […]

All Shall Be Well, and All Shall Be Well, and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well

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All shall be well, And all shall be well, And all manner of things shall be well. —Julian of Norwich Two-and-a-half minutes of beauty and peace for your day.  

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