Macy’s Flower Show 2015

It’s that amazing time of year again. One of my favorite commercial events is going on: The Macy’s Flower show. I’ve talked about it last year but it bears mentioning again. For about two weeks in the spring, Macy’s puts together these incredible flower displays in their windows and the 9th floor. It’s a great […]

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Part 3: SWAN Week

Happy 8th Annual International SWAN Day! SWAN Day stands for Support Women Artists Now and gives us a chance to celebrate the great work of women in the arts throughout the world. To celebrate this amazing and important day, I am publicly launching my website for my oral history projectIt Will Keep Your Heart Alive: […]

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Part 2: SWAN Week

For the next installment of SWAN Week, I’m going to talk about books that I have read recently that are by female writers. 1. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott Karen Abbot is one of my favorite historians. She writes about incredible women in American history. She made me realize that Chicago history was interesting; […]

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Part 1: SWAN Week

This Saturday, March 28th, will be the 8th annual International SWAN Day. SWAN stands for Support Women Arts Day. All over the country and world, groups are getting together to celebrate women artists. This is an issue close to my heart. You can read more about the history of the day here: http://www.womenarts.org/swan/ So leading […]

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Part 3: Madison

That evening, we went to the Fireball Masquerade in Madison, Wisconsin. I’d describe it as a variety show with lots of burlesque, some circus and other performances. It’s been going on for several and years and occurs in the last Saturday of January. Each year there is a theme. This year’s theme was the Seven Deadly […]

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Part 2: Madison

The following day, we headed out to the Henry Vilas Zoo. This was yet another thing that I had failed to do while living in Madison. It was even in walking distance from my apartment; few things not in central Madison were. But it was in the opposite direction from campus. Which is a terrible […]

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Part 1: Madison

Since I’ve returned from our amazing safari, the adventures have continued. At the end of January, we went to Madison for the weekend. Scott’s brother was performing in a revue show with two other friends so we decided to make a weekend of it to support them. I’m calling the trip “That Which I Should […]

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