Category Archives: Notes in the News

On current and historic events, likely with a musical angle

The Staten Island September 11th Memorial

  This year at this date, I would like to share photos I took earlier this summer at the Staten Island September 11th Memorial, just across the water from Manhattan’s financial district, and the new World Trade Center. The memorial … Continue reading

Posted in Arts-a-Poppin', Musicabilia, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

  The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus   Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land;   Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand   A mighty woman with a torch, … Continue reading

Posted in Arts-a-Poppin', Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

50TH PRIDE NYC

    11 Hours of Pride NYC – Watching and Marching – a Photo Diary     11:30am – Ed and I perched ourselves at 17th Street and 5th avenue to await the start of the 50th NYC Pride march … Continue reading

Posted in LGBTQ Alphabet Soup, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

WE WILL SURVIVE – again and again

A Pride Month Special Look at “I Will Survive” and Some of its Many Covers with particular ruminations on what we will survive, or not     The Original – Gloria Gaynor   If one were to choose one song … Continue reading

Posted in LGBTQ Alphabet Soup, Melodies Linger On, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Belligerent Homophobe Who Ruined Rocketman For Us

  The three or four loud sneezes that erupted behind us during the 20 minutes of previews were a warning shot that all would not turn out alright for us during this screening of “Rocketman” in midtown Manhattan. But the … Continue reading

Posted in Beginnings, Cinema Scope, LGBTQ Alphabet Soup, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Up Close and Personal with the Maine Monument

  The other day I was walking 35 blocks from the Upper West Side to Midtown, when I lingered at the Maine Monument at Columbus Circle to take some up close and personal pics of its statues.     The … Continue reading

Posted in Arts-a-Poppin', Notes in the News, Two-fisted Touristing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Introducing the New Headshots

  A few weeks ago I shared my head shot bloopers with you, those moments during my head shot photo shoot that went rather wrong, amusingly so. Today I share the final versions of my actual new head shots.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Live! On Stage, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

TELL-TALE SOUNDS

The final ghastly Tell-Tale hint before I reveal all!   What is this about?  Click to watch the short video; now can you guess? Yes, we appear to be in a recording studio. What, is that three cellists on the … Continue reading

Posted in Chamber Works, Cinema Scope, Musicabilia, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WITCHES IN HOUSTON

UPDATE:  Lone Star Lyric has postponed their production of “Witches” to June, 2019 However, my Nov 3 talk at the Round Top Theater Forum will include numerous performed excerpts -songs and scenes – from the musical. —— Looking for something … Continue reading

Posted in Musicabilia, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Makes Us ANXIOUS – What Gives Us HOPE

I want to have a happier marriage Love wins My Trump voting relatives I am tougher than dirt   Currently at the Rubin Museum in New York City, there is an exhibit curated by the public’s hopes and fears. One … Continue reading

Posted in Melodies Linger On, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HAPPY SONGS FOR DARK TIMES #2: Miss Marple, Tatu, and the Chipper Harpsichord

Theme from Miss Marple – Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra A while back I promised there would be a series of Happy Tunes for Dark Times to highlight what I consider sure fire musical mood boosters. What with ever escalation Twitter … Continue reading

Posted in Beginnings, Cinema Scope, Melodies Linger On, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MAMA MIA – Here We Sing Along Again

Escapism for the New Great Depression I slid the “Mamma Mia” disk into the blu-ray player.  I asked Ed whether it we should activate the sing-along function this time?  Ed hesitated, then demurred.  But I knew he wanted it.  So … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema Scope, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BROOKLYN PRIDE

Park Slope Comes Out! Highlights from the June 9 Brooklyn Pride Street Fare and Parade     We are Family – Sisters Sledge  

Posted in LGBTQ Alphabet Soup, Melodies Linger On, Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BEWARE THE CON! – a cautionary epistolary tale

  The following emails are actual.  Only certain identifying details have been redacted.   Sunday, 7:01pm – Message from D- C- relayed via a service for independent contractors: Hello,My name is D- ,I want lessons for my Daughter,she is 12 … Continue reading

Posted in Notes in the News, The Teaching Artist | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ARTS-A-POPPIN’

There’s a new category here at Notes from a Composer: Arts-a-Poppin’. (This category, like all the others, can be accessed on the right side of every site page, just below the tweet stream.) After posting a double bill of selections … Continue reading

Posted in Arts-a-Poppin', Notes in the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments