Marvin Rosen’s 25 Hour Marathon “Viva 21st Century” is just around the corner!
The host of Classical Discoveries will present his 11th annual program and the 7th marathon totally devoted to music composed in the 21st century
This annual event starts on
Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 2:00pm and ends on Sunday, December 29, 2013 – 3:00pm
Tune in to listen to approximately 80-90 composers from all over the world!
Included will be a number of works composed in 2012 and 2013 submitted by composers specifically for this program.
You can RSVP on Facebook
For more information go to Marvin’s website: http://www.classicaldiscoveries.org/
Usually, Pablo is enthusiastic about pretty much anything related to the tango world. But a series of late starts, spelling mistakes and unexplained interruptions really ruined this concert for him:
Two Fridays ago I went to hear Martin de Leon, a moderately respected, not very famous, tango singer.
He was being accompanied by Octavio Brunetti. The admission ticket said “Oscar Brunetti”.
An unfortunate start.
An even more unfortunate follow-up: the concert, scheduled for 7 PM, started at 8:20. Bummer. I had to leave at 9:15!
I decided to relax and enjoy what I had. But the music (which was performed at a church, with the audience sitting on the benches) was interrupted twice by dancers who had performances of their own. I did not understand why, as this was a concert, not a dance show.
Then there was the fact that the concert was announced as a tribute to Piazzolla, yet only 3 of his songs were played in the time that I was there. The rest were other tango songs.
Conclusion: Argentines are well known for their flexibility (read lateness). We are even proud of it at times, as a nice side effect is that we are able to adapt to circumstances. But this is going too far!
Crowds are not going to magically “show up” at tango events, especially since this genre does not attract many people from outside Argentina. We need to make it more professional and smoother, so that newbies can more easily have a good time.
If you want a good introduction to tango, try listening to Pablo’s The Death of Tango, Wednesdays from 11AM-1PM! He always starts on time!
If you like psychedelic underground/overground rock & roll, then you probably should have been at the Wooden Shjips concert at Underground Arts on November 15th.
But just in case you missed it, WPRB’s Big Baby (Free Dissociation–Thursdays 11PM-1AM) went to check it out:
The Philly-based band “Creepoid” opened, and even though they were a little melodramatic, they got nice and sludgy towards the end of the set.
Bardo Pond, of an older generation, played after them and didn’t do it for me. They relied on power chord rock drones, which doesn’t work unless there’s something specifically good about the cadence or something.
But the crowd was warm for Wooden Shjips, who played a good mix of old and new.
I noticed a lot of people doing funny slow motion dances, mapping certain elements of repetition to parts of their body… anyway, it seemed like people were laughing and grooving to the beats, rather than getting all trancy.
Laugh and groove to the beats yourselves, WPRBuddies:
Boyd Theater Auditorium
There aren’t tons of old-timey theaters left in America. You know the kind that I’m talking about–they have absurd plush, red velvet curtains and fancy ceilings (bonus points for naked angels) and just generally a healthy dose of quirk.
Philadelphia has two great examples of this kind of theater: The Boyd and the Royal. The Boyd isn’t even called a theater. It’s technically a movie palace.
It’s also now in danger of becoming an apartment complex.
Read the whole story here.
Friends, this is not the first time that I have clued you in to train related things that you could be doing with your life and it will not be the last.
From November 30th to December 29, 2013, head down to the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge.
Monday thru Friday 11AM – 4PM
Sundays and Saturdays 2-4PM
There will be trains.
But beyond that, there will be a tiny model fairground!
With a monorail!
I am not making this up.
There is also a mini Tilt-a-whirl and a Ferris Wheel that run as though they were real-sized except they are in fact small.
It’s one thing to have a collection, but maintaining it is a whole different can of worms.
Trenton Museum decided to take a new and different approach to museum maintenance. With their Adopt an Artifact program, patrons got to adopt works of art, books and figurines from the collection.
Some 20 artifacts were restored and repaired– and now you can see them, any time from October, 2013 to February 9th.
Here’s a non-comprehensive list of the things that you can take a gander at:
1. Porcelain figures with names like “Crested Titmouse” and “Alaskan Native American Woman”
2. A Nautilus Shell Vase
3. Mid 19th century Trenton City Directories
4. Paintings like “Bronciculator” and “Farmer’s Tan”
Go check it out! And tell us what you think.
In past drives, we’ve put up posts about WPRB and how it has changed our lives.
But this year, Chester took it to a whole new level:
You pledged $1500 for TOTALLY WIRED.
So Chester got a mohawk on the air.
That’s what WPRB means to us.
We can’t do it without you.
IF CHESTER DUBOV GETS $1500 OF PLEDGES HE WILL GET A MOHAWK HERE ON BLOG.WPRB. BETWEEN 10:45 PM EST AD 11:00 PM EST ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 10TH 2013 A HISTORIC DAY GET WIRED PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
If you donate to WPRB, you will literally OWN THE RADIO
RADIO RADIO RADIO RADIO RADIO THIS IS A RADIO
You can do anything you want with this radio
But we recommend that you listen to it
Vinyl casing, leather handle, and we are going to paint ‘WPRB’ on them. For you.
You also get a mug and coffee and a shirt and stickers and a beanie.
Also, you get our undying affection, because thank you.
“COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE ALSO A THERMOS COFFEE”
That could be you.
You could be amped and ready to go like that.
Because Small World Coffee in Princeton is the single best establishment ever, they have donated an incredible RADIO DESTRUCTOR ROAST that you can acquire by supporting WPRB. You get a full 1/2 pound.
But wait. IT GETS EVEN BETTER.
How will you drink this coffee?
Will you lick it off the floor?
Will you drink it from a dumb plastic coffee cup with one of those stupid patented hand-heat-shield things that have to warn you about the temperature of your coffee because we are a stupidly litigious society?
YOU WILL NOT.
Because you will have also donated your way towards a white WPRB thermos with the Radio Lightning design.
And we will love you forever. Thank you. Thank you thank you.