Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

What do we, as a community, a nation, as a family, as individuals, do when our political atmosphere is so charged that we are left only with a feeling of helplessness? Even hopelessness. So asks the actor, Sabina Zuniga Valera. Here’s a play, suggests Sabina, that gives us a sharp and microscopic look on a […]

Armchair Philosophy With a Glass of WORTH at Robin Road

When Christopher Worth comes knocking at my door, I am obliged to open it wide. Mostly because I know from experience, that our conversation will go everywhere! To the familiar places that get mixed up with new perspectives. And into new places that ring so true, and make an ancient and deep sort of sense. […]

Michele Ari at Robin Road

As Michele puts it, a lot of life had to be lived for her to arrive at this very moment. We spoke in the heat of this past September. Now it’s October and time is flying on the tractory Michele has set for herself. Songs to be finished. Music to be made. Album to be […]

Little Potato: From Soviet Nightmares to American Dreams

We all have stories. Our stories. Where we come from. Who we are. Where we are going, or want to go.  The challenges our lives might present. Depending on where we live, and what restrictions that culture presents. Some live in unheeded, unaware privilege. Others, as the saying goes, not so much.

Whose Streets? Our Streets!

Teaching moments come unbidden. This one, in the form of a documentary of events that happened in August of 2014.  A documentary “For the people. By the people”.   PORTRAIT OF FERGUSON     In the recent aftermath of Charlottesville, I remarked to a friend of mine “This documentary is so powerful!”.  He replied, “Timely AF!” But […]

Steve Barton at Robin Road

Not all roads lead to Robin Road. But happily, a road did lead Translator’s lead voice and instigator, Steve Barton, to my door.   The Palette Cleansers of Music, Emotion and Irony   Little bit of music history here that takes it back to the richness and diversity of the 80’s scenes. And beyond. I […]