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MARSHALL PYNKOSKI: OPERA ATELIER’S THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO RUNS OCT. 26-NOV. 4, 2017 AND ITS CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER EXPLAINS “FIGARO IS A PERFECT OPERA – IT NEVER PALES. IT IS A PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO INTERPRET THIS POIGNANT COMIC MASTERPIECE. EVERY TIME YOU PRODUCE FIGARO IT IMPACTS YOUR LIFE IN A PROFOUND WAY”…….A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

Marshall Pynkoski & Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg JAMES STRECKER: 1 If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? MARSHALL PYNKOSKI: I’ve spent a lifetime … Continue reading

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KIRAN AHLUWALIA: THE INDIAN SINGER & SONGWRITER EXPLAINS “MANY CRITICS IN NORTH AMERICA DON’T REALLY KNOW INDIAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC. I HAVE BEEN MISLABELED MANY TIMES AS DOING INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC AND I AM NOT. “……….A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? KIRAN AHLUWALIA: Kiran Ahluwalia is a modern exponent of the great vocal traditions … Continue reading

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Interviews on James Strecker Reviews the Arts……almost complete list

…SAUDI AUTHOR RAJA ALEM: AN INTERVIEW & A REVIEW May 2, 2013 …NURHAN ARMAN: CONDUCTOR OF SINFONIA TORONTO AND MAESTRO ON FOUR CONTINENTS: A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS August 21, 2016 …CHRISTEL BARTELSE: AN INTERVIEW WITH WRITER, … Continue reading

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RENEE SAGEBEAR ALBRECHT: THE FEMINIST, ACTIVIST, WRITER, PUBLISHER, PAINTER, HOMEOPATHIST, AND PHOTOGRAPHER DECLARES: “I SEE PEOPLE READY FOR PROGRESS, LOOKING FOR WAYS TO CHANGE. ART-MAKING CALLS ATTENTION TO SOCIAL OPPRESSION. CREATIVE ACTIVITY IS VITAL FOR MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL RENEWAL”….A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? RENEE ALBRECHT: After graduating from McMaster University, Renee worked as a substitute teacher … Continue reading

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ABIGAIL RICHARDSON-SCHULTE: AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE OF THE HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC DECLARES “WHAT CONCERNS ME IS POP CULTURE REPLACING THE ARTS AS CULTURE, THE DECLINE OF MUSIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS, AND THE AGING OF CLASSICAL MUSIC AUDIENCES…A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? ABIGAIL RICHARDSON-SCHULTE: Abigail Richardson-Schulte is a Canadian composer of orchestral music, chamber music … Continue reading

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GIULIA MILLANTA: FLORENCE, ITALY-BORN, AUSTIN, TEXAS-BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER STATES “I HAVE ALWAYS DONE MY BEST TO BE HONEST AND TO KEEP MY ART SINCERE AND PERSONAL, ORIGINAL…MINE ONLY……WHAT I FIND DEPRESSING IS THE LACK OF CURIOSITY, DEPTH, AND CULTURE IN OUR SOCIETY.”

.JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? GIULIA MILLANTA: I could say that I write songs, make records, perform, tour…blah … Continue reading

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JILL DOWNIE: AUTHOR OF FICTION, NON-FICTION, PLAYS, AND FILM SCRIPTS DECLARES “THE RANDOM QUALITY OF LIFE, THE TWISTS AND TURNS OF THE JOURNEY, MANY OUT OF ONE’S CONTROL, INTRIGUE ME” – A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? JILL DOWNIE: Jill Downie writes in many genres: fiction, non-fiction, plays, film scripts. … Continue reading

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CHRISTOPHER DARTON: A FILMMAKER AND WRITER WHO IS “PASSING ON STORIES SO THAT GENERATIONS TO COME CAN STILL LEARN FROM THE PAST”……A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? CHRISTOPHER DARTON: Artistically I’ve done everything from drawing to painting; singing in a … Continue reading

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JANE COOP: MAJOR CANADIAN PIANIST PRESENTS MASTERCLASS (JULY 30), CONCERT (AUGUST 2), AND HEADLINES TRIBUTE TO LEGEND ANTON KUERTI (AUGUST 3) AT THE TORONTO SUMMER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? JANE COOP: I have spent my entire adult life trying to improve both … Continue reading

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KAREN VILLANUEVA: NEW MEXICO PUBLICIST, AWARDED BY THE NEW MEXICO BOOK ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW MEXICO BOOK COOP, DECLARES “I DO SO HATE PLATITUDES AND MEANINGLESS THROW AWAY LINES PEOPLE USE INSTEAD OF PUTTING IN THE EFFORT TO ACTUALLY PONDER A PROBLEM OR DILEMMA’…. A REVIEWER’S INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE IN THE ARTS

JAMES STRECKER: If you were asked for 50 words for an encyclopedia to summarize what you do, or have done, in the arts, what would you say? KAREN VILLANUEVA: Brought intangibles together leading to tangible results. JS: What important beliefs … Continue reading

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