New York based, St. Paul born drummer Matt Slocum returns for two special performances showcasing his new album, Black Elk’s Dream, as well as some of the Twin Cities’ premier jazz artists. Each night will feature Slocum’s trio, which includes pianist Sam Yahel and bassist Massimo Biolcati, followed by a “drum dialogue” between Slocum and his high school mentor, local drum icon Phil Hey.
And Howell, Elizabeth E. And Isaac, Richard S. And Jao, Shu Chuan and Jose, Davis and Kim, Soon Jong and Kokona, Bashkim and Kornblatt, Jack A. And Fleming, Louise J. And Roberts, Graham and Corfield, Julie and Pandis, Ioannis and Bansal, Aruna T. And Bel, Elisabeth H.
What’s necessary but very hard is to make your own contribution to engaging in genuine public discourse in a way that reflects the deeper values of a tolerant and educated mind. Just as we now say that every nation has a Responsibility to Protect its citizens, the principle of free speech says you have a Responsibility to Participate, to protect this core value of our democratic society by exhibiting the qualities of mind and attitude that make the whole enterprise sustainable. This is how freedom of expression and robust debate survive and thrive over time, the only way really..
The biggest issue that led to last season’s epic collapse in the NBA Finals was the Miami Heat got old fast. Next season promises to be a better mixture of new talent (namely Shabazz Napier and James Ennis) mixed with fewer over the hill role players than in years past. We will all miss Shane Battier and Ray Allen, but it will be fun to see younger, unproven guys show us what they’ve got.
Then there’s the overrated Lewis. (If you’re a regular reader, you know I’m not a big Lewis fan.) I don’t want to deflect anyone from thinking this is one of those battles for the ages, but Lewis has accomplished virtually nothing! Sure, a lot of what has happened to him hasn’t been his fault (see Henry Akinwande’s octopus impression, Andrew Golota’s preparation problem, etc.), but some of it certainly has been. If you can get past the Oliver McCall close your eyes punch and personally I can’t (that would never happen to Holyfield) what win has impressed you? Yep, same here..
Working with Andre Chiang was very inspiring also. I met him two years ago at the Sydney International Food Festival and he told me to visit if I was ever in Singapore, so I did! When you approach his restaurant, there is a very iconic looking olive tree, quite deliberately planted in the middle of a deck. This is to represent the roots of his culinary training, in the south of France.