Controversies in and critiques of arts and culture in Philadelphia and elsewhere.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Happy birthday Dizzy Gillespie
Composer Shulamit Ran, too, but she was never on the Muppet Show. John Birks Gillespie is one of many notables born today, sharing the date with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Alfred Nobel, and Carrie Fisher.
Dave is a writer and musician based in Philadelphia. He is a feature contributor and music critic for the Courier-Post, and his work has appeared in Symphony, MBA Jungle, the Philadelphia Bulletin, and Philadelphia Weekly, and on the websites Phawker, Broad Street Review, and NewMusicBox. He is a 2007 graduate of the Goldring Arts Journalism program at Syracuse University and 2006 graduate of Bucknell University. He writes about classical and contemporary music with an emphasis on new commissions and the works of living composers, as well as the occasional rock concert.