Local Color (Mose Allison album)
Local Color is the second album by blues/jazz pianist and vocalist Mose Allison, recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label. The album features the first recording of Allison's "Parchman Farm", covered by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers on their album Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton. Scott Yanow, in his review for Allmusic, says "Allison performs eight instrumentals in a trio... displaying his unusual mixture of country blues and bebop... However it is his vocals on "Lost Mind" and the classic "Parchman Farm" that are most memorable". All compositions by Mose Allison except as indicated "Carnival" - 2:59 "Parchman Farm" - 3:17 "Crepuscular Air" - 3:43 "Mojo Woman" - 4:04 "Town" - 3:21 "Trouble in Mind" - 3:13 "Lost Mind" - 3:31 "I'll Never Be Free" - 5:36 "Don't Ever Say Goodbye" - 3:12 "Ain't You a Mess" - 2:40 Mose Allison - piano, trumpet on 6, vocals Addison Farmer - bass Nick Stabulas - drums
Truman Garcia Capote was an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and actor. Several of his short stories and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's and the true crime novel In Cold Blood, which he labeled a "nonfiction novel". At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from his work. Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother, multiple migrations, he had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 8, for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories; the critical success of one story, "Miriam", attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, resulted in a contract to write the novel Other Voices, Other Rooms. Capote earned the most fame with In Cold Blood, a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home. Capote spent four years writing the book aided by his lifelong friend Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird.
A milestone in popular culture, In Cold Blood was the peak of Capote's literary career. In the 1970s, he maintained his celebrity status by appearing on television talk shows. Born in New Orleans, Capote was the son of 17-year-old Lillie Mae Faulk and salesman Archulus Persons, his parents divorced when he was 4, he was sent to Monroeville, where, for the following four to five years, he was raised by his mother's relatives. He formed a fast bond with his mother's distant relative, Nanny Rumbley Faulk, whom Truman called "Sook". "Her face is remarkable – not unlike Lincoln's, craggy like that, tinted by sun and wind", is how Capote described Sook in "A Christmas Memory". In Monroeville, he was a neighbor and friend of author Harper Lee, who based the character Dill on Capote; as a lonely child, Capote taught himself to read and write before he entered his first year of school. Capote was seen at age 5 carrying his dictionary and notepad, began writing fiction at age 11, he was given the nickname "Bulldog" around this age.
On Saturdays, he made trips from Monroeville to the nearby city of Mobile on the Gulf Coast, at one point submitted a short story, "Old Mrs. Busybody", to a children's writing contest sponsored by the Mobile Press Register. Capote received recognition for his early work from The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in 1936. In 1933, he moved to New York City to live with his mother and her second husband, José García Capote, a Canarian-born textile broker from La Palma, who adopted him as his stepson and renamed him Truman García Capote. However, José was convicted of embezzlement and shortly afterwards, when his income crashed, the family was forced to leave Park Avenue. Of his early days, Capote related, "I was writing sort of serious when I was about eleven. I say in the sense that like other kids go home and practice the violin or the piano or whatever, I used to go home from school every day, I would write for about three hours. I was obsessed by it." In 1935, he attended the Trinity School in New York City.
He attended St. Joseph Military Academy. In 1939, the Capote family moved to Greenwich and Truman attended Greenwich High School, where he wrote for both the school's literary journal, The Green Witch, the school newspaper; when they returned to New York City in 1942, he attended the Franklin School, an Upper West Side private school now known as the Dwight School, graduated in 1943. That was the end of his formal education. While still attending Franklin in 1943, Capote began working as a copyboy in the art department at The New Yorker, a job he held for two years before being fired for angering poet Robert Frost. Years he reflected, "Not a grand job, for all it involved was sorting cartoons and clipping newspapers. Still, I was fortunate to have it since I was determined never to set a studious foot inside a college classroom. I felt that either one was or wasn't a writer, no combination of professors could influence the outcome. I still think I was correct, at least in my own case." He left his job to live with relatives in Alabama and began writing his first novel, Summer Crossing.
Capote based the character of Idabel in Other Voices, Other Rooms on his Monroeville neighbor and best friend, Harper Lee. Capote once acknowledged this: "Mr. and Mrs. Lee, Harper Lee's mother and father, lived near, she was my best friend. Did you read her book, To Kill a Mockingbird? I'm a character in that book, her father was a lawyer, she and I used to go to trials all the time as children. We went to the trials instead of going to the movies." After Lee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and Capote published In Cold Blood in 1966, the authors became distant from each other. Capote began writing short stories from around the age of 8. In 2013, the Swiss publisher Peter Haag discovered 14 unpublished stories, written when Capote was a teenager, in the New York Public Library Archives. Random House published these under the title The Early Stories of Truman Capote. Between 1943 and 1946, Capote wrote a continual flow of short fiction, including "Miriam", "My Side of the Matter", "Shut a Final Door".
His stories were published in both literary quarterlies and well-known popular magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Magazine, The New Yorker, Prairie Schooner, Story. In June 1945, "Miriam" was published by Mademoiselle and went on to win a prize
Local Color (University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One album)
Local Color is a compact disc by the University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One produced in the recording studio at Russell Hall in the University of Northern Iowa School of Music. This is their 25th CD release in as many years; this group has been recognized as one of the top collegiate jazz ensembles in the United States having won numerous Down Beat awards and accolades from music industry professionals. ".. have a magical way with these kids. Each time I hear one of groups, I'm more blown way than the last time." The University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One has a long tradition of award winning recordings with the "Local Color" CD being the 25th release in as many years. Jazz Band One was the winner of 1999 Down Beat Magazine Student Music Performance Award and recognized in the International Association for Jazz Education Journal with Dr. Herb Wong's International Association for Jazz Education Blue Chip Jazz Award. In January 2000, Down Beat Magazine featured an article entitled, "The Best Jazz CDs of the 90's."
In the article, all CDs that received 5- and 4 1/2-star reviews in the 1990s were listed. The group has toured Europe and Asia several times playing at the North Sea Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival's. A great deal of student and alumni composition rounds out the selections of the CD, Amur In Her Heart was a special commission presented to the group which features guest artists Michael Conrad, Justin Kisor, Mitra Sadeghpour. Track Listing: May/June, 2015 at the Russell Hall recording studio, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA Director: Christopher Merz Saxophones/Woodwinds: Ryan Middleton, Sam Bills, Sean Koga, Mark Northrup, Mason Meyers Trumpets: Dan Meier, Andrew Teutsch, Ryan Garmoe, Jordan Boehm, Michael Prichard Trombones: Brian Crew, Paul Lichty, Brent Mead, Thomas Rauch Rhythm section: Seth Butler and electric piano. Other faculty and internationally acclaimed artists are collaborated with on the CD. All the selections point to the well rooted traditions of jazz taught in the curriculum at the UNI School of Music.
Numerous student works are featured on the recording also. "The band as a whole is exemplary, director Chris Merz deserves three cheers for having his young charges primed and ready to face the erraticisms of the recording studio. In sum, Local Color proves a worthy addition to UNI's expanding catalog of admirable recordings." Jack Bowers, senior contributor, All About Jazz Local Color at Discogs Local Color at MusicBrainz UNI Jazz Studies - University of Northern Iowa UNI Jazz Band One on Facebook UNI Jazz Band One at AllMusic "Gerry's Timepiece" on YouTube "I Broke The Dam" on YouTube "Amur In Her Heart" on YouTube
Local Color (film)
Local Color is a 2006 American drama film and directed by George Gallo and starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ray Liotta and Trevor Morgan in the lead role. It is based on a true story, that of the director/writer's experience when he was 18; the character of Nikolai Serov was based on George Cherepov, to whom Gallo had been an apprentice in the 1970s. Gallo painted all of the oil paintings in this movie, having "cleaned out his whole garage" of his paintings. In particular, the paintings that John showed to Serov when asking him for advice in the beginning of the movie were the exact paintings that Gallo as a teenager had showed Cherepov. Although the film was based in New York and Pennsylvania, the film was shot in various locations in Louisiana in and around New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Production began in July 2005; the company stayed in two different hotels to avoid delays driving from New Orleans to a nearby location at the end of the schedule and were thus able to wrap production only 8 days before Hurricane Katrina without interruption.
John Talia is a teenager who aspires to be a painter, despite the fact that his eponymous father disapproves of his interest in art. Talia manages to meet Nikolai Serov, an elderly Russian expatriate impressionist painter, quite successful in the years before the modern art movement threw realism into disrepute. Serov has not painted for years. Talia attempts to befriend the elderly artist, despite many rebuffs succeeds. Serov invites the young man to spend the summer with him in his summer house in the countryside. Talia's father is skeptical, suspicious of the elder man's motives, but the young Talia goes anyway. During the first weeks, Serov seems to be using Talia as an unpaid laborer to fix up his house, however it becomes clear that the Russian is sharing with the young man many nuggets of wisdom about life and art. Serov shows him many things about how to paint, how to capture a shared experience; when Talia comes home at the end of the summer, unknown to the young man, Serov goes to Talia's house first, manages to win over the young man's skeptical father.
Some years when Serov dies, he leaves many of his paintings to the young man, who remembers seeing Serov painting again. Official website Official Distributor Local Color on IMDb Local Color at Rotten Tomatoes
John Andrew Rice
John Andrew Rice Jr. was the founder and first rector of Black Mountain College, located near Asheville, North Carolina. During his time there, he introduced many unique methods of education which had not been implemented in any other experimental institution, attracting many important artists as contributing lecturers and mentors, including John Cage, Robert Creeley, Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Franz Kline. During World War II, he made it a haven for refugee European artists, including Josef Albers and Anni Albers, who arrived from the Bauhaus in Germany. Black Mountain College became the platform for the work of Buckminster Fuller, who made the college the site of the first geodesic dome; because of his strong ideas and unusual educational philosophy, Rice became involved in many debates in the conservative 1930s,'40s and'50s, becoming known as a outspoken critic of the standard model of higher education in the United States. Rice was the son of Methodist minister John Andrew Rice Sr. and Annabelle Smith, from a prominent South Carolina family.
He was born at Tanglewood Plantation, near Lynchburg, South Carolina, attended The Webb School, a regarded boarding school located in Bell Buckle, where he met the teacher he would revere all his life, John Webb. Rice attended Tulane University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. After graduating from Oxford, he married Nell Aydelotte and began teaching at Webb School, but left after a year to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, which he never completed, he had three children with Nell Aydelotte before their divorce, of which one son died as an infant and daughter Mary A. R. Marshall and son Frank survived. Rice secured a faculty position at the University of Nebraska, where he proved himself brilliant in the classroom and in counseling students, his teaching methods were aimed at accelerating the students' emotional and intellectual maturity, rather than encouraging a reliance on a store of subject knowledge. From the University of Nebraska, Rice took his unique teaching strategies to the New Jersey College for Women.
He was forced to resign after two years amid a faculty controversy, not resolved. He landed a faculty position at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. At Rollins, he found himself again in a controversial position, as faculty and students found him to be either brilliant and charismatic, or divisive and argumentative. Rice spoke out against fraternities and sororities and objected to various policies of the president of Rollins, Hamilton Holt, who asked him to resign. Rice began planning for the learning community that became Black Mountain College, which opened in 1933 with twenty-one students and three other faculty from Rollins, dismissed for refusing to sign a "loyalty pledge" to Holt, it grew to nearly one hundred. His new ideas included: the centrality of artistic experience to support learning in all disciplines, he enjoyed bringing in diverse visitors. His innovations soon gained the college national recognition, he resigned in 1940 at the request of his faculty. Financial difficulties led to the school's closure in 1956, though Rice's name lives on in the halls of Black Mountain.
After a divorce from his first wife, Rice had two children. He began another career as a writer, contributing many short stories to such publications as Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, Harper's and the New Yorker, he published a book of short stories entitled Local Color, a classic memoir, I Came Out of the Eighteenth Century, which explains his methods and criticizes grades based on memorization, over-reliance on Great Books and classroom attendance. Rice is buried at Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, Maryland, his daughter Mary A. R. Marshall moved to the Washington D. C. area during World War II, became a leading local opponent of Massive Resistance and represented Arlington, Virginia in the Virginia General Assembly part time for 24 years. His grandson William Craig Rice became Director of the Division of Education Programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adamic, Louis. 1936. "Education on a Mountain." Harper's 172:516 - 530. Duberman, Martin. 1972. Black Mountain College: An Exploration in Community.
New York: Dutton. Harris, Mary Emma. 1987. The Arts at Black Mountain College. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. Lane, Mervin, ed. 1990. Black Mountain College, Sprouted Seeds: An Anthology of Personal Accounts. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. Reynolds, Katherine Chaddock. 1998. Visions and Vanities: John Andrew Rice of Black Mountain College. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. "John A. Rice - Black Mountain College, Life as a Writer". State University.com, 2008 "John Andrew Rice: Black Mountain College's Provocative Patriarch". Blackmountaincollege.org. Ritholz, Robert E. A. P. 1999. History of Education Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 349–350. Blackwell
Tullio Francesco DeSantis known as Tullio, is an American contemporary artist, writer and teacher. His work is informed by ancient and contemporary philosophy and the relationship between art and life. Tullio DeSantis began his career as a conceptual artist/writer by creating his regular column titled MINDSTREAM, which appeared in the underground press periodical, The Rip Off Review of Western Culture; the Publisher of this magazine was the Rip Off Press located in San Francisco in the early 1970s. In 1975 he entered the San Francisco Art Institute, where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 1977. Tullio's career as an exhibiting artist began before his graduation and continued in San Francisco through 1979, after which he moved back to the East Coast. During his years in San Francisco, DeSantis’ artwork was exhibited by ADI Galleries in San Francisco and Tokyo, Japan. A work on paper by Tullio from this period was exhibited in Paper as Medium a series of national tours by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
His work from that time is represented in both private collections. DeSantis moved back to the East Coast and took up dual residencies in Reading, PA and New York City, where he maintained a studio in Chelsea. In New York his work was exhibited at the Katherine Getler Pall galleries. In 1980, his work was exhibited by the New York Museum of Modern Art's Lending Service in a traveling exhibition titled Maps. In 1981 DeSantis began exhibiting his work in the Berks County Area. Among the local and regional exhibitions of note are the shows titled Local Color and Paper Pieces at the Freedman Gallery of Albright College. During the 1980s his work was represented by Marion Locks Gallery in Philadelphia. In 1982, DeSantis was co-producer of the large-scale multimedia exhibit at the Reading Public Museum titled Mushroom Magic. DeSantis's work from that exhibit included a series of color photographs and artifacts documenting the process of growing mushrooms for the commercial market, artworks on paper and a large acrylic-and-sand painting.
DeSantis mounted his first one-person show in New York City, titled New Worlds at the TRADITION 3000 gallery in 1988. The artist's exhibits from the 1990s include 1992's his Reading Lies part IV: ACROSS THE YOU-NIVERSE, a multi-media installation and performance piece hosted by the Freedman Gallery of Albright College; this was followed another gallery-size multimedia installation, DeSantis’ one-person show at the New Arts Program gallery in Kutztown, PA, titled The Missing Link. Tullio's gallery-size installation work was continuously on view at the artist's studio from 1995 to 2004; this magical-realist environment contained, among many interactive components, miniature reconstructed and painted electric trains, papier-mâché landscapes, a multicolor and infrared light show recreating scenes seen during morning, afternoon and night. The long-running work-in-progress was titled The Project and was a tribute to both DeSantis’ friend and collaborator, Keith Haring and DeSantis’ paternal grandfather, Francesco DeSantis.
From 1982 through 1990 Tullio Francesco DeSantis wrote on art exhibitions and aesthetics for the New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL and at the same time served as art critic for the Reading Eagle/Reading Times newspapers in Pennsylvania. It was in this period that the artist worked with Keith Haring. In 1984 DeSantis received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship for his ongoing collaborative conceptual work with Keith Haring. In 1998-99 DeSantis published the first four chapters of this work in the Terminal Journal under the title, Reading Lies Dreaming, published by Eschaton, Chicago. In 2016, the title was changed to "Nothing Dies" and the web site was moved to www.nothingdies.com. Tullio DeSantis’ internationally published writing includes a Magical-Realist story recounting the life of the Francesco DeSantis family and the art and craft of growing mushrooms for market. Tullio's "Life on a Mushroom Farm", appeared in the book Dreamstreets and Row, 1989, has since been reprinted several times.
Tullio's personal and spiritual creative relationship with poet Allen Ginsberg yielded a number of works including a Ginsberg poem dedicated to Tullio DeSantis. and a Ginsberg drawing published at www.poetspath.com. DeSantis’ higher-education art-teaching career has spanned the period from 1987 to the present. In 1987 he served as Assistant Professor of Art at Alvernia College, Reading, PA, he has continued his teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Albright College, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL, the MFA Program of Vermont College, Norwich University, at Reading Area Community College. In 1990 the American Association of University Professors found and reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education that Tullio DeSantis’ had been improperly dismissed by Alvernia College because of his criticism of the administration and that his rights of academic freedom had been violated; this incident provoked the resignation of the College President, Board Chair, the Academic Dean. DeSantis’ suit with the college was settled out of court.
The settlement resulted in his being rehired. Tullio Francesco DeSantis continued exhibiting his art in the early 1990s in a selected group of galleries including The Freedman Gallery of Albright College and the Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA. From the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, the artist executed the major portion of his work anonymously on the Internet; the anonymous work was conducted collaboratively and from 1998 through 2005 he created and worked as part of www.artelevision.com, a three-person online Digital Performance group. This endeavor was analyzed and i
Local Colour: Travels in the Other Australia
Local Colour: Travels in the Other Australia is a book containing photography and text by Bill Bachman with additional text by Tim Winton. It was published in 1994 and reprinted in 2000 and 2002, it was published in the US as Australian Colors: Images of the Outback in 1998 and reprinted in 2000