Die Zaubertuba

Musings on the intersection of the arts, education, and culture in our communities.

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Rock and Roll, and Barbershop?

And the crowd goes wild!

Each Fall our local Harmony Society Chapter, The Boise valley Chordsmen, hosts a youth Barbershop Festival for schools in the Treasure Valley. Imagine over 500 high school kids standing up and screaming at the top of their lungs as if there were pop-stars on stage.  Only in this case the stars consists of a highly …

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On Interpreting Abstract Public Art

A visitor approached me early last Fall, and asked “…so what’s that supposed to be?” pointing out the massive Rod Kagen sculpture we’d recently installed outside. I jumped into docent mode, rattling off the name of the piece, “42 (Birthday Series),” the artist, a little bit on where it came from, and so forth. Seeing …

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