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When co-directors Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok set out to film their biographic documentary Judy Blume Forever—about best-selling author and activist Judy Blume—they knew that the censorship from the 1980s would play a big role in the film. However, they had no idea just how relevant it would be. “I don’t think we realized we were making an activist film,” said Leah.… read more.
Even though the music industry is full of women, we haven’t heard many of them. Sarah Cahill’s new album emphasizes just that. This past February, I had the privilege of interviewing pianist Sarah Cahill. Currently a professor at the San Francisco Conservatory, Sarah continues to perform in concerts, gallery events, and recording albums.… read more.
On January 24th, members of the cast and crew of Ivalu gathered together for a screening of their film. Producer Rebecca Pruzan remembers how she was sitting next her Co-Producer Kim Magnusson (who is also her husband) as well as Anders Walter (Ivalu’s Director). Her children were sitting behind them. Eleven-year-old lead actress Mila Heilmann Kreutzmann was watching the completed film for the first time.… read more.
Cynthia Ehrenkrantz is a woman of many creative pursuits; among them cooking, singing, and writing. She’s done all of these throughout her nearly ninety years.
Guest Post by Karen Gershowitz
Singing in a chorus has been part of her life since was a teenager. When she was seventy-eight years old, she attended the Jewish Choral Festival. … read more.
Only some artists are larger than life itself. Niki de Saint Phalle is definitely one of them. Niki’s work is colorful and emotional and was often utilized to discuss her politics, or rather her disdain for the current political sphere. Unfortunately, Niki’s work went unknown in the United States until her later years, showing how even the most influential artists can succumb to the hyper-male-focused art world that leaves women artists in the shadows. … read more.
Karen Gershowitz conducted this interview with Choreographer Danielle Diniz on Zoom. (11/30/22)
Living close to Lincoln Center in Manhattan as I do, many of the residents in my apartment building work in the arts. I think of them as neighbors until I learn about their accomplishments. Then I am awestruck.
At age thirty-one, Danielle Diniz is fast becoming a choreographer to watch, with recent commissions for new work from the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Performance Santa Fe, Avant Chamber Ballet, Ballet Hartford, Central Utah Ballet, and more.… read more.