The Life You Give: Paco de Lucía *1947

The role of the flamenco guitar evolved considerably through the playing of Paco de Lucia (born Francisco Sanchez Gomez). The son of flamenco guitarist Antonio Sanchez and the brother of a flamenco guitarist, Ramón de Algeciras, and flamenco singer, Pepe de Lucia, Paco de Lucia extended the former accompaniment-only tradition of flamenco guitar to include… Continue reading The Life You Give: Paco de Lucía *1947

The Life You Give: Alicia Alonso *1920

Alicia Alonso, born Alicia Ernestina de la Caridad del Cobre Martínez y del Hoyo, on December 21, 1920, in La Habana, Cuba, was the ballerina highly regarded for her convincing portrayals of leading roles in the great works of classical and Romantic ballet. She was best known for her lively, precise Giselle and for her… Continue reading The Life You Give: Alicia Alonso *1920

Weekly Woman: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, composer

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, born April 30, 1939 in Miami, Florida, U.S.A., is a composer, and the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in composition.Taaffe began composing as a child, and, by the time she finished high school, she had studied piano, violin, and trumpet. After receiving both a bachelor’s (1960) and a master’s… Continue reading Weekly Woman: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, composer

Crying at Sunset

Life at sunset likes to bring tears — to the horizon, and to the sun self On the cheeks of the sun setting, they flow differently than on those of them looking at suns setting.Near and far aroundthe horizon turns numb,encapsulated in the sensation of the ceasing of beauty of that sun, or in the… Continue reading Crying at Sunset