In December, 2009, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, a film based on a never-before-produced screenplay by Tennessee Williams opened in theaters.
Set in the 1920s, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond centers upon Fisher Willow, a young woman living with her aging aunt while navigating the treacherous waters of Memphis society. The reputation of her father, an unscrupulous plantation owner, lingers over Fisher like a dark cloud as the headstrong heroine tries to distance herself from the tainted legacy. With her auntâ€™s teardrop-shaped diamond earrings clipped to her ears and with the handsome young Jimmy Dobyne as her escort, she flaunts her charms and ignores the gossip. Jimmy is the youngest scion of a once-great Southern family now fallen on hard times. (His father is a drunk and his mother is in an insane asylum.) Aware that Fisherâ€™s affection, combined with her wealth, might help him lift his family from its penurious state, Jimmy toys with the idea of a more formal commitment. When one of Fisherâ€™s earrings goes missing, however, he becomes a suspect, and the tensions that have simmered between them come to a boil. (Read more.)
The film is by director Jodie Markell, and stars Bryce Dallas Howard in the leading role of Fisher Willow.
The relationship between music and food is nothing new. This Thanksgiving I invite you to explore what some of the world’s most renowned musicologists and composers have shared in their very own, you guessed it, cookbooks.
That’s right. There is a cookbook written by musicologists, and another written by esteemed composer John Cage.
Today at 2:30pm families are invited to the Columbus Jewish Day School located at 150 E. Granville Road in New Albany to spend some of that energy singing and listening to music all about giving thanks. Cantor Bat-Ami Moses and her musical friends will lead the free children’s concert.
The articles and stories keep coming: classical music is dead, it’s on its way out, it’s passe, not relevant, boring, and perhaps worst of all “elitist,” whatever the person flinging that accusation might actually mean by it.