The singer Molly Pope stood at a mike in the cavernous Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan and started to read what appeared to be a deeply personal short story. An audience of 50 or so reacted with nervous laughter and, at times, intense silence, as she shared a story that was never meant to be heard in public.
We often think of them as natural places, like the desert or the bottom of the sea or the mountain peak on the other side of the last mountain peak. They might also be internal wild places, ones that turn you inside yourself, like after saying something you wish you hadn't.
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While President Donald Trump dedicated his inauguration speech last week to the "forgotten men and women" of the United States, another group of forgotten people in small towns and big cities across America prepared to defend their families, friends and neighbors from policy changes that could put them at high risk for deportation.
VISION 22, the premier festival of FreeJazz, is dedicated to a Just Future. Since its inception in 1996, Arts for Art and the Vision Festival have advocated for human rights and justice. At this moment, when human rights and the environment are under attack, Arts for Art and the community of artists that AFA represents, feel it is important to use music and art as well as our words to convey our commitment to these basic issues of Life and Justice.