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Norwegian Heritage Day – March 26, 2022

Norwegian Heritage Day – March 26, 2022  –  Leif Erikson Hall, Seattle Returned to event-sketching and posting with a healthy overdose – four acts, four hours on my feet!  At least I got to scarf some Pølse with lefse (Norwegian … Continue reading

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Busking Seattle – Ballard Farmers Market

Busking Seattle – Ballard Farmers Market In olden days, each day of busking would get its own page.  In the sleek “I’m too busy!” 2020’s, why bother.  Yes it will make the annotations, etc. more convoluted.  Too bad. My routine … Continue reading

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Busking NYC – February 2020

Busking NYC – February 2020

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Stefon Harris – January 27, 2020

Stefon Harris – January 27, 2020  –  Schomburg Center   Harris is a holistic person, so why wouldn’t his instrument be the vibes, a term with meaning in multiple contexts!   So the music was the attraction accounting for my … Continue reading

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Rachel Kara Perez – 15 December 2019

Rachel Kara Perez  –  Woolworth Chapel, Woodlawn Cemetery  – 15 December 2019 Perez offered a program of holiday tunes, backed by a string quartet.  Some were gleaned from her Hispanic background, and were unfamiliar; others were chestnuts (not roasting!); all … Continue reading

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The Tune – 7 November 2019

The Tune  – Rubenstein Atrium, Lincoln Center  –  7 November 2019 This all-female group from Korea is as far from the K-Pop stereotype as possible.  Its foundation is traditional music, and certainly uses time-honored drum, percussion, and wind instrumentations.  But … Continue reading

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Bill & Brandi Hayden – 21 September 2019

Bill & Brandi Hayden  –  Hudson Valley Folk Guild, Unitarian Church, Poughkeepsie                                                 21 September 2019 I’ve … Continue reading

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Brewster Fall Festival – September 8, 2019

Brewster Fall Festival  –  Main Street  – September 8, 2019 The music entertainment at Brewster’s Fall Festival (formerly Founders Day) has certainly come into its own, with four groups taking the stage.  Unfortunately the stage manager didn’t quite manage the … Continue reading

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Aaron Whitby & Cousin From Another Planet – 5 September 2019

Aaron Whitby & Cousin From Another Planet –  Rubenstein Atrium – 5 September 2019 Whitby is the musical director for the Martha Redbone juggernaut (she joined in for a few numbers, including the joyous Make Somebody Happy; Whitby is also … Continue reading

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Lt. Joseph Gambino, Jr.

Lt. Joseph Gambino, Jr.  1949-1973 I came across the website Wall of Faces (https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/17702/JOSEPH-GAMBINO-JR/), a remembrance of service people who perished in the VietNam War.  Since my post is greater than the 512 character capacity there, I have posted the … Continue reading

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