From October 29 through November 7, OPERA America, the National Endowment for the Arts and opera organizations across the United States invite you to participate in a variety of fun, free activities such as backstage tours, flash performances and YouTube contests. Continue reading
Thank God for the L. A. Opera, they’ve developed a blog that contains opera basics. You can read it in part here but please visit their site for the rest. Opera Etiquette If you are new to a certain performance, … Continue reading
I play Mah-Jongg. Online. The only time I endeavored to play as part of a group, it gave me a headache. Well, the other players who were all twice my age gave me a headache. Thanks to Mad Men, Mah-Jongg is making a comeback and it’s not your grandma’s Mah-Jongg. Read what the Wall Street Journal’s Lucette Lagnado has to say about the resurgence of this centuries-old game.
Young and Hip Update a Classic for an Era Smitten With ‘Mad Men’ Chic Continue reading
Warm Up America is delighted to partner with Lands’ End to provide families in need with warm hand knitted and crocheted blankets this fall and winter. This is the second year that Lands’ End has conducted its FeelGood Campaign, which provides a way to feel good about shoppping and giving this fall.
For every Lands’ End FeelGood sweater purchased, the company will donate signature FeelGood yarn to Warm Up America. Working with volunteers from The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA), the Crochet Guild of America(CGOA) and the Helping Hands Foundation, which sponsors the Needle Arts Mentoring Program (HHF), Warm Up America expects approximately 64,000 7″ by 9″ sections to be completed which will be joined together to make more than 1,500 afghans. Visit the Lands’ End web site to view a helpful how to video and to download patterns. And for more ideas, visit the Warm Up America pattern pages. Share on Facebook
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This fall, Save the Children and the Warm Up America Foundation will again ask Americans to pick up their knitting needles and crochet hooks to help save the lives of nearly four million newborn babies in the developing world. Read more.
Today is the incomparable Dizzy Gillespie’s birthday. Dizzy was more than a world class musician and jazz innovator, he was also a style icon. Jazz musicians and other cool types adopted Gillespie’s impeccable clothing style. What made his style iconic … Continue reading
I have this list of fall produce that I’ve been carrying around for a couple of weeks. There are things on the list I eat regularly like Brussels sprouts, collard greens and beets. However, there are a few exotic fruits and vegetables … Continue reading