Poetry by Simon J. Charlton

UNSUNG – A World of Ghosts and Silent Song – *** The memory of you emerges from the night around me. – Pablo Neruda – *** We listen to the old songs Lose ourselves to their sad refrain The poet’s voice is cracked and raw It is the mirror to our dream’s demise The echo […]

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Paintings by Patrick Marquis

ARTIST’S STATEMENT I am a painter and I use a range of mediums including acrylic, oil, and pastel. However, color and its power to evoke emotion is the defining aspect of my art. For many years, I discovered a rich arena of color in my cityscape work. Night intrigued me the most, as artificial light […]

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Poetry by Andrew Rahal

when the man you don’t know jumps right next to you and you can remember his outline pressed against the swaying bridge tenderly as a cauliflowered ear fried against the world, tonguing foam at the horizon at the seized Chesapeake twilight. So I missed it / something felt bright in the dark noisy ideas slept […]

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Opera San José’s, The Barber of Seville

[Reviewed by Gloria Balderas] Last weekend, Opera San José unveiled its production of The Barber of Seville. I attended the afternoon performance on Sunday, February 13th. Conductor Bryan Nies opened with the familiar overture…that is, familiar to opera experts as a classic masterpiece and to opera apprentices as a background to classic cartoons. However familiar […]

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