March 11, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Digging Out

Today was dig-out day in NY.  Walking was still hiking but not the trail-blazing experience it has been. And when the sun hits it, it’s the moon.

PETITION FOR ART AND LIFE IN BELARUS



Natalia Kolyada last year. Listen to her story.  She is living this now.

The corrupt government of Belarus have abandoned all pretense of being anything but a gestapo regime.   The recent stolen election by Aleksandr G. Lukashenko, (dig that mustache. Some people you don’t have to draw) who claims to have won by 79% of the vote, has been followed up by mass arrests.  Among those “criminals” detained are all the candidates who ran against him.  And the artistic directors of the Belarus Free Theater. These are brave people, who have been performing highly charged and brilliant political theater at home and at the Public here in NY.    They are due back here next month.  On Sunday the directors of the theater were roughed up and arrested at a rally in Minsk. Natalia Kolyada (the charming co-director of the company seen above) and her husband Nikolai Khalezin were arrested and then released on bail and are now in hiding.  The manager Artiom Zhelezniak was tried and convicted of illegal assembly.  There have been protests in London (see here one attended by the great actor Ian

TIMES PIECES HERE and HERE.

Please sign this petition.  It will take a moment.  Artists need to stand up for each other, especially when it becomes a life and death situation. To save people we need to save the art.

THIS PETITION TAKES A MINUTE. THANK YOU.

The Lone Ranger

Fred Foy, aside from Norman Corwin, perhaps the last man standing of the Golden Age of Radio, was the great voice of The Lone Ranger program, as well as countless shows a couple of generations grew up with. Here’s to Fred. [Read more…]

DANCING WITH THE STARS

My Year End Review for Need to Know.  Airing Christmas Eve, PBS.  Check local listings.

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

RUN, HALEY RUN

Today in the media is  let’s play with Haley Barbour day.  And why not. It is so occasional that Republicans tip their hands and tell it like it is. And the way it is  . . . [Read more…]