music

Steal This Quote: Miles Davis

By |July 17th, 2016|

 When you’re creating your own shit, not even the sky’s the limit
— Miles Davis, American jazz musician, composer and artist

Steal This Quote: Kurt Vonnegut

By |June 19th, 2016|

Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic,
and in tough times of my life, I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.
— Kurt Vonnegut, American author, artist and activist

Lotus Moment: The Collector

By |May 9th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: Here at Incandescere, I celebrate art in its many forms. Whether it be dance, food, or stand-up comedy. I prefer to enjoy it one experience at a time, but there’s nothing quite like the opportunity to collect my next round of delights […]

Cheadle Takes Us Miles Ahead

By |April 25th, 2016|

Last week, we marked the passing of one of the most celebrated American music icons of the last 30 years. Many of us fought the news with disbelief, frustration, and finally acceptance in the form of remembered anecdotes, animated gifs, and laughter through tears. Some […]

Lotus Moment: The Drumadic World of Jazz

By |December 13th, 2015|

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My Year in Art & Culture (2015)

By |December 7th, 2015|

Here we are again about to welcome in a new year. But as I’m wont to do, let’s take a look back at this crazy year and assess where I’ve been in the world of arts and culture.

If you recall last year, I had an eclectic […]

Lotus Moment: Kook-y Concert Crowd

By |May 4th, 2015|

Why this is awesome: I didn’t make it out to many concerts in 2014, but as I take a look at all of the upcoming summer concerts scheduled for 2015, I’m reminded of the one I did enjoy last year. While on vacation up north […]

Steal This Quote: Esperanza Spalding

By |February 21st, 2015|

I’m not gonna sit around and waste
my precious divine energy trying to explain and
be ashamed of things you think are wrong with me.
– Esperanza Spalding, American jazz musician and singer

 

Creating Something from Nothing — The Art of Rap Review

By |June 21st, 2012|

Music documentaries are plentiful to the hardcore fan searching to know more about their favorite artist or movement. But great music documentaries are much harder to come by. So imagine my delight when Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap not only met my expectations, […]

"Ravel"ing in Shostakovich's Re-awakening

By |May 22nd, 2012|

I love all types of music. I love old theaters. I love exploring my city. So what took me so long to venture out to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s (ISO) inaugural wave of Krzysztof Urbanski’s first season as Music Director? This Polish-American whippersnapper has left […]