Performing artists are facing particularly high unemployment in this COVID-wracked year of 2020. Alison Qu, Jude Torres and Alexa Albanese are Boston local artists who live under this pandemic. These interviews were conducted between September to November. Here is a video for their stories during this unprecedented time.
Ludgy is still busy illustrating his COMIXSCAPE project though, and so we finally dug up the video for the many comic fans in our readership …
Dave Tree discusses musical departures, trudging through COVID, and the year upon us.
On the "Midwest films" of Raphael D. Silver (1930-2013) and Joan Micklin Silver (1935-2020).
Directed by George C. Wolfe. US, 2020, 94 minutes. Available on Netflix.
“According to descriptions of that life, frugal laundrymen saved money by sleeping and cooking meals of white rice in their tiny shops, only occasionally allowing themselves vegetables and meat.”
A recap of the performing arts in a tumultuous year.
Though hundreds in the Boston area signed the June 2020 Open Letter from Boston Arts and Cultural Workers in Demand of Racial Equity and Social Transformation that began this inquiry, listing their professional affiliations along with their names on the petition, many have been reluctant to talk about what they or their institutions have done or plan to do since making these commitments.
"Taylor developed and maintained relationships with musicians that lasted a lifetime."