Tag Archives: culture

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.

Advertisements

Motown Fash Fest

28 Aug

338808_506847356015053_1067167746_o

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

Spiritual Musings

2 Jul

UnknownUnknown-2

Check out the blog readthespirit.com

It’s an online magazine, a blog, a bookstore, and more.

This expanded blog is innovative, fresh and cross-cultural. All faiths are explored.

I stumbled upon it after, my Linkedin connection Bobbie Lewis wrote about it. Bobbie has a new interactive section on this blog called Feed the Spirit.

Veteran journalist David Crumm is a co-founder. He’s the former religion columnist at the Detroit Free Press. I used to read his columns religiously! Another personal connection is Lynne Meredith Golodner, a former colleague from our days at Renaissance Media and the Detroit Jewish News. She is the author (shown) of Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads, published by Read the Spirit Books. Golodner weaves interesting stories in between recipes for challah, hot-cross buns and Native American cornbread. Faith and food intersect in delightful way.

Flavors of the Faith is first in a series “to inspire and nourish readers with real-life stories and cross-cultural traditions.”

I look forward to more soulful recipes and food stories.

“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.” – Omar Khayyam

Meghan's Mirror

Meghan Markle Fashion Blog | Chronicling Meghan's Chic, Classic and Casual Style

Mara Movies

Fun, Fashion, Frivolity: An insider guide to Metro Detroit and beyond

snapshotsincursive

Interesting stories about everyday moments.

Motown Savvy

Fun, Fashion, Frivolity: An insider guide to Metro Detroit and beyond

Chevrons & Éclairs

Fun, Fashion, Frivolity: An insider guide to Metro Detroit and beyond

%d bloggers like this: