Q & A: Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas

By Brian Arsenault The International Festival of Arts and Ideas has a clear and concise mission: “to create an internationally renowned festival in New Haven [Connecticut] of the highest quality with world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a broad and diverse audience celebrating and building community and advancing economic development.”  The Festival has… Read More Q & A: Mary Lou Aleskie, Executive Director of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas

Live Jazz: The 53rd ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL (Day 3)

By Michael Katz Sunday promised to be a scintillating day of music, with several can’t miss attractions at the Garden Stage sandwiched between the afternoon and evening programs at the other venues. The early afternoon shows are annually dedicated to student bands, from the high school vocal ensembles to the Cal State Northridge band. The… Read More Live Jazz: The 53rd ANNUAL MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL (Day 3)