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Jazz Violinist Regina Carter: “I Wanted to Have My Own Voice.”

Regina Carter is a musician I have admired for years. She’s a jazz violinist and composer whose performances are electrifying. When I found out that a friend could connect me with her, I jumped at the chance. Interviewing her was like speaking with an old friend. She was warm, friendly, and open.

Guest Post by Karen Gershowitz

When Regina plays, she radiates exuberance.… read more.

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WGA 2023 Strike Enters Month 2: What’s at Stake?

The WGA Strike, which began on May 2nd, enters its second month today. Given all the “news” that the “infotainment” industry bombards us with on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that many FF2 readers find the narrative line confusing. What are the strikers’ objectives from the POV of the WGA (Writers Guild of America) membership?… read more.

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Rain & Sunshine in Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding: The Musical’

Monsoon Wedding comes to a close exactly as its name suggests. Rain, falling in steady streams around the celebration, encloses the wonderful ensemble of characters in rectangular reverie. Carnations swing from the balcony, and rows of unfurled drapery hang in vibrant orange and reds. The show’s fused families, not assured that this wedding would take place at all, twist their hands in careful flourishes that rival even the most classic of Bollywood movies.read more.

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FF2 Media Declares Mother’s Day 2023 “Loretta Lynn Day”

Happy Mother’s Day Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Mamas out there too!

Loretta Lynn via Instagram (5/19/15)

Guest Post by Lisa Siegrist

It seems only fitting on this Mother’s Day to pay tribute to Loretta Lynn—country music icon and mother of six—who died last year on October 4, 2022. Since this is the first year in decades that her own voice will be silent on this day, we will sing about her on behalf of women in audiences everywhere.… read more.

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Couples and form in Maggie Millner’s ‘Couplets’

“You can’t be lonely,/ after all, if you’re not inside yourself,” poet Maggie Millner writes in her debut book, Couplets. “You can’t be dwelling if you’re somewhere else.”

Guest Post by Catherine Sawoski

As we close out National Poetry Month, it is more than appropriate to highlight an up-and-coming poet who is taking the poetry scene by storm.read more.

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Judy Meschel’s Deep Dive into the Life & Work of Alma Thomas

Today marks the day in 1966 that renowned painter Alma Thomas finally had her first retrospective. It was held at the Gallery of Art at Howard University, with art historian James A. Porter serving as the curator. The exhibition ran from April 24th to May 17th.

Alma Thomas, who was almost 75 years old, had waited a very long time.… read more.

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