Sun to Sun CDElizabeth LaPrelle is up to a lot these days, including a new album with Anna. Go see her web site and follow links from there. She has a lovely discussion of "Locks and Bolts" on her blog just now.

Bruce Molsky gets around, on the fiddle, across musical traditions, and geographically (see his punishing tour schedule, which, alas, doesn't include western Pennsylvania).

A shot from Google street viewMake up your own story.

Milky Way Over Quiver Tree Forest by Florian Breuer

APOD does it again!

The amazing pianis, writer, and scholar Charles Rosen has died. You can spend an hour with him in this radio program published on YouTube.

RosaLee Watson has followed Doc. Fond memories we'll keep of them both.

Photograph Jeff Carpenter is a painter and photographer who makes hard-edged but moody images of fracture and reflection. But today I stumbled over his simple photograph of snow on a tree and it spoke to my mood.

Cilento, Italy, 1999 by Pentti SammallahtiPentti Sammallahti takes no-tricks black-and-white photographs. I had never heard of him when I saw his work perhaps ten years ago. It has stuck with me ever since, though I couldn't remember his name, and thanks to the Internet I was able to track him down. A retrospective of his work has just been published, and you can see more of it online at the Guardian or at the website of the Peter Fetterman Gallery, or the Photo-Eye Gallery (highly recommended).

Patricia Guerrero dances, hot and hotter! If you watch to the end, you'll get to see her do it in pants.

There are many good videos of kora playing on YouTube. I like this one for its simplicity and the contented expression of the player, who seems very happy with his new instrument.

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