Archive for June, 2012

To the Manor Born

The treasures of the great London estate Kenwood House (remodeled in the 18th century by Robert Adam) have arrived at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It%26rsquo;s an embarrassment of riches: 48 masterpieces culled by Guinness brewery kingpin Edward Cecil Guinness, aka 1st Earl of Iveagh, and acquired during the late 19th century in a fierce collecting contest between the earl and American... | Read More

To the Manor Born

The treasures of the great London estate Kenwood House (remodeled in the 18th century by Robert Adam) have arrived at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It%26rsquo;s an embarrassment of riches: 48 masterpieces culled by Guinness brewery kingpin Edward Cecil Guinness, aka 1st Earl of Iveagh, and acquired during the late 19th century in a fierce collecting contest between the earl and American... | Read More

Guest DJ Patti Smith

On this edition of All Songs Considered, poet and singer Patti Smith joins host Bob Boilen to talk about her musical passions, including doing fancy dance steps with her siblings in South Jersey. She talks about meeting Jimi Hendrix as a young journalist and later recording in his dream studio Electric Lady Studios, where she and her band made their latest album, Banga. Smith connects her... | Read More

Our Favorite Music Of The Year (So Far)

 This week on All Songs Considered, Co-Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers to take a step back, catch their breaths and consider the past six months of music. They share their favorite new artists, biggest surprises, favorite albums and songs of 2012, so far. This week's show features a batch of poptimistic, feel-good songs (along... | Read More

Remembering Mom And Dad’s Record Collection

If you grew up with parents who love music, chances are you raided their record collection at some point. What did you find? Was there an artist or album or song that shaped your tastes in music today, or something you still carry around with you years... | Read More

Art Notes

Art is (literally) sprouting all over: In keeping with our %26ldquo;Return of the Man%26rdquo; theme, we%26rsquo;re contemplating the intersection of an honest, rural life of toil and tractor tilling with the gloss and importance of the contemporary visual scene. Case in point: %26ldquo;Seventeen Hundred Seeds%26rdquo; at 715 W. Davis Street. Part performance, part installation, this project... | Read More

Art Notes

Art is (literally) sprouting all over: In keeping with our %26ldquo;Return of the Man%26rdquo; theme, we%26rsquo;re contemplating the intersection of an honest, rural life of toil and tractor tilling with the gloss and importance of the contemporary visual scene. Case in point: %26ldquo;Seventeen Hundred Seeds%26rdquo; at 715 W. Davis Street. Part performance, part installation, this project... | Read More

Art Notes

Art is (literally) sprouting all over: In keeping with our %26ldquo;Return of the Man%26rdquo; theme, we%26rsquo;re contemplating the intersection of an honest, rural life of toil and tractor tilling with the gloss and importance of the contemporary visual scene. Case in point: %26ldquo;Seventeen Hundred Seeds%26rdquo; at 715 W. Davis Street. Part performance, part installation, this project... | Read More

PC Acquire

Our June PC Acquire talent is a former Dallasite, Houston-based artist Caroline Sharpless. During her formative years, she studied in the 1970s at the Corcoran School of Art %26mdash; where man-of-stripes painter Gene Davis was her teacher. Now that her family has grown, this visualist has returned to the art world full-time. She most recently honed her skills at the Glassell School of Art,... | Read More

PC Acquire

Our June PC Acquire talent is a former Dallasite, Houston-based artist Caroline Sharpless. During her formative years, she studied in the 1970s at the Corcoran School of Art %26mdash; where man-of-stripes painter Gene Davis was her teacher. Now that her family has grown, this visualist has returned to the art world full-time. She most recently honed her skills at the Glassell School of Art,... | Read More

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