Arts

Arts and culture

Don't bother trying to pigeonhole the music of Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist, who record under the name From the Mouth of the Sun. If their mission in this instrumental miniature is nothing more than beauty itself, they have succeeded on a disproportionate scale.

The music in "Light Blooms In Hollow Space" summons exactly what its title suggests. A simple, two-note piano figure ticks like a clock while wheezy organ chords slowly emerge and a sprinkle of ukuleles falls from above. The space may be hollow, but it's painted with impressionistic detail.

Mark Campbell is one of the most prolific and celebrated librettists in contemporary American opera. But, as he recently told an audience at the Guggenheim Museum, not everyone thought his latest project was a good idea.

So what do you do if you're a recently crowned head of state and you're already facing opposition — even from within your own family? One answer is optics. Make a big, public splash; throw a lavish party with A-list musical entertainment. That's just what happened in London — 300 years ago Monday.

Pick up The Marvelous Paracosm of Fitz Faraday and the Shapers of the Id, and you might guess it involves psychology with words like "paracosm" and "Id." But the phrase "Shapers of the Id" is a clue that we're about to enter the world of parapsychology -- specifically, shaping an Id with the aim of creating one's own paracosm.

Whistling in the Dark: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Jul 15, 2017
Carl Nelson / WNIJ

Credits:

Whistling in the Dark, a Sherlock Holmes adventure

by Margaret Raether adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by Richard Raether

Cast:

John Adam Keating as Sherlock Holmes

David A. Gingerich as Dr. John Watson

Janelle Good as Helen and Jenkins

Erin Philpott as Julia, Mrs. Farintosh, Wiggins, Magda and Mrs. Finch

Dan Klarer as Mrs. Hudson, Simon, Sir Grimesby Roylott, Clayton and Mrs. Finch

Pages