Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Jazz Musician Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist Grammy
It’s easy to become cynical in today’s society, but my hope for the future of music was given a bit of encouragement while watching this year’s Grammy awards.
Mixed in amongst the musical talent and wannabes was an upset that stunned.
“The Grammy for Best New Artist goes to … Esperanza Spalding!”Â Who?
Esperanza Spalding is a young, talented bassist, singer and jazz composer.Â She has performed at the White House:
at a Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony:
and on Letterman:
But she managed to stayed under the radar for most of us.Â Fortunately, the Academy was paying attention.
Whether you are a jazz fan or not, at least this proves that someone with real talent can be noticed over the sounds generated by pitch correctors, overdubs and pyrotechnics.