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mayra-calvani's picture
Aug.22.2011
Liesel Soley, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Fulbright scholar in Paris, France, is a professional violinist. Soley has performed solo recitals in the U.S. and France and was the violinist in the piano trio, Trio Viva. She has taught violin at the Manhattan School of Music in New...
mayra-calvani's picture
Aug.03.2011
Dare to follow your dreams! Dare to be yourself! Dare to be free! This is the premise of Liesel Soley's inspiring children's picture book, Can You Be an Artist? Freddie, Honey and Bae are so different culturally speaking, yet they're so alike at the same time. They all have one thing in...
mylene-dressler's picture
May.25.2011
Dear Friends, I thought you all might get a kick out of this: PopEater (AOL's pop culture site) yesterday published my story "How Dancing With The Stars Almost Ruined My Marriage" to coincide with the season finale of Dancing With The Stars.  My husband and I are devotees of the show for...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
May.25.2011
It seems as though everyone is talking about Michael Kimball.  Sam Lipsyte calls him a "hero of contemporary fiction."  Blake Butler says that Kimball's newly released novel, US, is one of only two books that ever made him cry.  And Gary Lutz says that Kimball is "One of our most...
joanne-tuck's picture
Jan.28.2011
In 1988, as I was one year into practicing a 12 step recovery program, I realized I had decided at an early age, that it was safer, and more fun, to shed my femininity in favor of a more masculine job, drinking with the boys, and shying away from 'fru fru clothes'.  Boys seem to have more fun.  I...
river-urke's picture
Oct.08.2010
  On the floor, I stand motionless soaking in the rhythm absorbing the beats feeling the music from within. My hips are the first to move to the rhythmic muse pulsing through my body. My legs are next steps that match the sway to my hips. My back and shoulders respond with a lift and a twist...
kathi-kamen-goldmark's picture
Sep.13.2010
  Just about a year ago, my mother Betty moved from her big house in Marin County to a small apartment at Alma Via, a senior community in San Francisco. We chose Alma Via for a number of reasons: the folks there were the warmest and most welcoming; they have a top-notch staff of caring...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Sep.13.2010
In this week’s column Arnold Jansen op de Haar reflects on the art of dancing: 'Dancing in public requires a bit of courage. It can be quite an amusing spectacle. Remember, for example, political correspondent John Sergeant on Strictly Come Dancing when it looked as if he lugged a sack of potatoes...
kate-evans's picture
Aug.19.2010
  Why have so many months lapsed since I last blogged? I think Facebook is the culprit. Well, that and living life inspired, awake and alive. In other words, I've been doing a lot of traveling and going to a lot of concerts. Dancing takes time! But it's time well spent because it's impossible to be...
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Aug.12.2010
I was passing some time this afternoon, waiting for the hot Atlanta weather to cool some so I could head back out and finish my daily jog at the park, I had just made me a little pre-jog lunch of a grilled chicken and cheese quesadilla when  I sat down on the couch, picked up the remote and began...