on the night before
the Barcelona – Napoli soccer match
takes place in the stadium
the streets close to cars
only to people
with food and drinks
and especially music
as martha reeves
belts it out
under the stars
for the happy crowd.
‘i will always dance in the street.’
a free concert series
thanks to a collaboration between
a local radio station and a local bank
always brings the city together
for a shared experience
the light, the music, the bubbles, the dancing, the company
the break from work, stress, life, worries, routines
at least for a little while
once each summer week
shaed performs for a welcoming crowd
“we are each but a quarter note in a grand symphony.”
liberty plaza, ann arbor, mi, usa – august 2019
Ella Fitzgerald, born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia.
this photo, by Annie Leibovitz, was one of Ella’s favorites.
happy birthday to Ella, the queen of jazz.
‘one chord is fine.
two chords are pushing it.
three chords and you’re into jazz.”
credits: photo-annie leibovitz, wemu radio
peter bence retells toto’s story of africa in a new way
not confining himself to just the keyboard
of this half million dollar piano
well worth a listen.
“i’m an interpreter of stories.
when I perform it’s like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.
-nat king cole
musician’s outdoor snowman promo –
‘playing guitars for your warmth’
tonight at the ann arbor distilling company
“music brings a warm glow to my vision,
thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”
– haruki murakami , author – hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world
february, 2019 – ann arbor, michigan, use
“when it’s cold you can see the song.”
the bird appears to be sending smoke signals as it braves sub-zero temperatures in a park in the city of petrozavodsk, russia. mikhail kalinin, 34, an electric locomotive engineer spotted the chirping bird’s condensation rising up out from it’s beak with the temperature below -5 degrees celsius.
credits: Mikhail Kalinin/Solent News
when dropping off donations
at the local salvation army
i was met by
friendly, happy workers
who have struggled
had challenges in their lives
listening to opera music
it clearly brought a lot of joy to them
there was no way to avoid
getting taken in by the music.
“everybody is always in the middle of their own opera.”