Despite being born in Lisbon, Lura adopted the music of her parents' home country, Cape Verde, an island off the western coast of Africa. She joined the Soundcheck crew to discuss music coming out of this area.
Robin Chase, CEO of online carpooling service GoLoco and former CEO of ZipCar, joined Jungian expert Bruce Parent to work through her issues with environmental decay, urban planning, global culture, and where the web is taking us.
Singer/songwriter Erin McKeown has had a busy 2009. She plays about 200 live shows a year and just released her eighth album, Hundreds of Lions. But it was going to someone else's concert that made a mark on her personally.
Jeff Stark, creator of the Nonsense NYC list says: "I still can't get over Taylor Mac's show at HERE. You could call The Lily's Revenge a play, but it was *so* much more. A five-hour long extravaganza. A multimedia drag show. A theatrical experiment. A burlesque explosion.
Actress Kathleen Chalfant has starred on Broadway, in plays including Wit and Angels in America. She was in a different role recently at the Rubin Museum of Art, discussing the theories of psychoanalyst Carl Jung as part of the Museum's Red Book Dialogues.
When the Brooklyn Dodgers headed west to L.A. more than fifty years ago, fans felt betrayed. The man to blame was the Dodger's owner Walter O'Malley, and, though history has proved O’Malley to be one of baseball’s great visionaries, there are still grudges out there.