Zoamorphosis

By jasonwhittaker | Dedicated to sightings of William Blake

Shawn Colvin Discusses Her New Album And Sounds Off About The #MeToo Movement

“If that mockingbird don’t sing…” croons singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin on the instantly recognizable “Hush, Little Baby” from her upcoming release, <i>The Starlighter</i>. God, she sounds great.<p>The album’s 14 tracks are delicate and whimsical adaptations from the children’s book, <i>Lullabies and Night Songs,</i> …

South Dakota

The Decemberists Announce New Album, Share New Song: Listen

The Decemberists have announced their eighth studio album, <i>I’ll Be Your Girl</i>. It’s out March 16 via Capitol Records. Below, listen to the lead single “Severed.” <i>I’ll Be Your Girl</i> is the follow-up to 2015’s <i>What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World</i>. The new LP was produced by John Congleton. “When …

New Albums

Poem the inspiration behind new exhibition

The English poet William Blake, whose celebrated poem Jerusalem gave inspiration for Horsham Museum’s new watercolour exhibition, sensed the public’s …

West Sussex

SPIRITUAL HOMECOMING: Martha Redbone Roots Project heads to UNCW with Lakota John | | "Your Alternative Weekly Voice"

“We like to take you to church,” singer-songwriter Martha Redbone describes of her shows. “Like a revival service, we send you back home all warm and …

Spirituality

‘William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion’ at Petworth House, West Sussex

Petworth House, West Sussex, is hosting “William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion,” an exhibition showcasing more than 50 artworks by the Romantic …

West Sussex

All the Poets (Musicians on Writing): Joe Henry

<i>SINGER-SONGWRITER, PERFORMER, and producer Joe Henry has been widely respected by his peers for three nearly decades while remaining mostly under the</i> …

Poetry

William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion Exhibition

Open from 13 January - 25 March 2018 at Petworth, William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion offers a rare opportunity to see original works by Blake …

BBC Radio 6 Music - Radcliffe and Maconie, Alien Stadium, Steve Mason and Martin Duffy on their unusual first meeting

Exhibition review: William Blake in Sussex at Petworth House, West Sussex

West Sussex

The pastoral interlude that influenced a visionary - William Blake in Sussex, Petworth House, review

William Blake was born in Soho in 1757. Seventy years later, he died a mile down the road, off the Strand. In short, he was a Londoner to the core, whose flaming visions came to him amid the filth and bustle of the metropolis and its suburbs.<p>Except, that is, for the years between 1800 and 1803, …

Art

Leonia Chamber Musicians Society Performs A PASSION FOR MUSIC, 2/4

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc. will perform their second concert of the season, 'A Passion for Music', on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The …

Nonprofits

What do Walt Whitman, Jackson Pollock and Jimi Hendrix have in common?

They were all devotees of William Blake — whose visionary voice continues to inspire each new generation<p>On 3 September 1968, Allen Ginsberg appeared on William F. Buckley’s <i>Firing Line</i>. Buckley exposed Ginsberg’s politics as fatuous — the blarney, stoned — but Ginsberg stole the aesthetic victory by …

Poetry

Rare William Blake works to be exhibited in Sussex, where he lived

Exhibition includes loans from the British Museum, the Fitzwilliam, the V&A, and includes rare surviving copies of his books<p>A painting by William Blake which spent decades in a dark corner of the library at Petworth House in Sussex is about to go on display as one of the treasures of the house, a …

Art

Workshop: Blake as Poetic Inspiration 01/11/2018

When: Thursday, January 11, 2018<br>5:30 PM - 7:00 PM<p>Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it<p>Audience: …

Northwestern University

Wlliam Blake: The Book of Job – Graves Gallery

In 1826, less than ten years before his death, a relatively unknown poet and artist, noted more by his contemporaries for his supposed madness than …

Sean Bean

20 BEST RADICAL MUSICAL RELEASES OF 2017

It’s a common cliché that the quality and abundance of political and protest music is directly proportionate to the awfulness of the broader …

Horns

The 'luminous companionship' of William Blake

When Canadian literary giant Northrop Frye first read the poetry of William Blake, he pronounced himself transformed, his life and work utterly …

Documentaries

Martha Redbone brings roots music, eclectic mix to The Kate Jan. 5

In the calm, cold heart of winter in Connecticut beats a rich pulse of American roots music during this first week in 2018. Martha Redbone, who …

Genealogy

From Picasso at his mightiest to gods of American cool: the hottest art shows of 2018

Picasso reveals his most erotic year, Andreas Gursky predicts the post-truth era, O’Keeffe and Hopper hit Oxford – and the only way is Sussex for William Blake in our exhibitions preview<p>Revolt and Revolution<p>Get the new year off to an angry start with this exhibition about art, popular culture and …

Art

Redbone’s Roots Project at The Kate Jan. 5

OLD SAYBROOK — Talk about Americana.<p>Martha Redbone, of the Martha Redbone Roots Project, which is bringing its stirring sounds to The Kate on Jan. 5, …

Dolly Parton

Exhibition explores William Blake's time in Sussex, the "sweetest spot on Earth"

<b>Before a major William Blake exhibition opens at Petworth House, EDWIN GILSON learns about the vivid impression Sussex left on the artist and …

Poetry

The feminist energies of William Blake and Faith Wilding take over Chicago

If William Blake was an English major in 2017, he’d be the boy who discovered psychedelics and Norman Mailer at the same time.<p>But, as the Block Museum’s current show “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius” demonstrates, it was Mailer (along with a slew of other postwar firebrands) who found himself …

Norman Mailer

Curiocity: In Pursuit of London

<b>'The most ingenious, informative, inimitable, individual, innovative, insightful, inspiring, instructive, intelligible, intoxicating, intricate guide</b> …

Hopeful Symmetry: A Blakeian Look at U2’s Songs Of Experience

So the U2 fandom is crying… big blobs of salty tears… (I’m not crying, you’re crying!) No, not because of the Ticketmaster Verified Fan kerfuffle… …

Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter Shawn Colvin Announces New Album

GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin has announced the upcoming release of the Amazon Original, The Starlighter, a new album of songs …

U2's New Album Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

U2 have debuted atop the US album charts with 'Songs Of Experience.'

Billboard Charts

John Davies's The British Landscape on show in New York

Respected British photographer John Davies has his first-ever solo exhibition in the US at L Parker Stephenson Photographs<p>“<i>The British Landscape</i>…is a …

Landscape Photography

Jerusalem: not the city, the song

As the Israelis and the Palestinians exchange bombs over the announcement that America will move its embassy to Jerusalem, it is possible to extract …

Jeff Beck

Kerstconcert van Femmes Vocales

<b>Heemskerk</b> – Het a-capellavrouwenkoor Femmes Vocales uit Heemskerk geeft op zondag 17 december een sfeervol kerstconcert in de Dorpskerk van Heemskerk.<p>…