SummerWorks: A personal & scholarly look at naked women throughout history in bold, brave & moving Naked Ladies

  When Thea Fitz-James does a theatre piece about naked women throughout history, she goes all in, performing naked in her multimedia solo show Naked Ladies, directed by Zoë Erwin-Longstaff and running at the Drake Underground during SummerWorks. Using projection (moving and still images) and scholarly research, as well as personal anecdotes, Fitz-James takes usContinue reading “SummerWorks: A personal & scholarly look at naked women throughout history in bold, brave & moving Naked Ladies”

Falling rehearsals – Heather Hill’s Second Chance resonates

As I was going about some housework on Sunday afternoon – shortly after I uploaded the previous post on the first Falling rehearsals – I was listening to Heather Hill’s Leuty Station CD – and her song “Second Chance” resonated for me in a whole new way. Here’s the video of “Second Chance,” recorded atContinue reading “Falling rehearsals – Heather Hill’s Second Chance resonates”

Singing from the heart for War Child

Another amazing night of music and friends – all for a great cause – at the War Child benefit at the Drake Underground last night. So. Much. Fun. And so very moving as well. MC Kat Leonard introduced an incredible line-up of music artists, all donating their time – as well as some of theirContinue reading “Singing from the heart for War Child”

Beautiful, moving & powerful – Heather Hill’s Leuty Station

Heather Hill launched her new CD, Leuty Station, at the Drake Underground last night – and what a night! Met my pal Lizzie Violet out front and we stopped by the merch table to visit Meghan Morrison, who co-wrote “Wading Through Normal” with Hill and producer Orville Heyn for this record. I picked up aContinue reading “Beautiful, moving & powerful – Heather Hill’s Leuty Station”

Angela Saini brings it kicky & soulful @ Drake Underground “Cakes & Callouses” EP release

When I got home from the Drake last night to post a quick tweet before I shuffled off to bed, I have to admit, I was at a loss for words (and those of y’all who know me know that this happens only very rarely). In the end, I came up with “amazing, soulful sounds”Continue reading “Angela Saini brings it kicky & soulful @ Drake Underground “Cakes & Callouses” EP release”