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On the Fringe

24 Aug

I just returned from Edinburgh — a fairy-tale city. It happened to be the annual Fringe Festival. It’s a visual treat and celebration of arts and culture. The entire city participates from street performers to live plays to booths selling books, fashion and art. Artists and authors are abound in this cabaret setting.

What’s the best selling point? It’s for the entire family — all ages. I personally went to see Kafka for Kids with my granddaughter. Yes, it was a Kafkaesque experience — fun, delightful and meaningful. (Not sure Franz had that in mind!)

The New York Times reports the 2018 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award is the play Ulster American by David Ireland. The play ponders “how men are reacting to a world in which women are increasingly empowered.”

This play was one of 1,000 plays from the Fringe this summer. For more award news from the New York Times, please click here.

If you love theater and culture, the 2019 Fringe Festival should be on your travel wish list.


Special Quilts

14 Sep


In the last month, there are two special quilts I would love to share. The one on the left is part a national AIDS exhibit. It happens to be at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak this week. It’s the weekend of the annual AIDS Walk  in Detroit. The AIDS quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the beloved people who lost their battle to AIDS. The colorful quilt on the right is one I purchased from designer Martha Butch who owns  the store Front Porch Quilts located in Troy, Mich. This quilt is perfect for my granddaughter. I just love the animal pattern.

Motown Fash Fest

28 Aug


Join the Motown fashionable at Michigan F.A.S.H. Fest, a three-day event highlighting Michigan artists and fashion designers. There will be a runway show, street culture and art installations  all dedicated to promoting creative talent in the “D.” The festival is September 7th and 8th

This sensory overload is the creative brainchild of Leslie Ann Pilling. Her passion is fashion, and her goal is boosting the economy in Michigan

Michigan F.A.S.H. Fest promises a fresh perspective  by featuring grassroots pioneers, groundbreaking innovators, and industry leaders.

For more information about the event visit: http://www.michiganfashfest.com

Check out  this Motown designer from last year’s event — Cynthyah Beamon.

Photo credit: Terance Drake

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