Inspiration and Language

Every morning we wake up to the newest perversion of our language – right is left, news is fake, pop is art – all now acceptable and beyond most people’s comprehension. How did it become so out of control?

As I begin my first blog, I find that the topics I wish to write about cannot be divorced from the current state of U.S. and world affairs. I have made my life in the arts, which has taken me on unexpected and wonderful paths. Many musicians travel, meet colleagues from other countries, represent their country artistically, and are unofficial ambassadors of their nation’s cultural life.

What’s Next? Creativity in the Age of Entertainment

My new book, “What’s Next? Creativity in the Age of Entertainment,” is a memoir of observations of the interconnected causes of the creativity crisis that exists today in an environment where entertainment has replaced and compromised the arts, education, and business. I focus on creativity as the background of the arts, innovation and culture, and the inspiration it provides throughout our society. WINNER OF 2020 BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD AND 2019 READERS FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Welcome to my blog!

I am happy to present my blog to you! The site and my first book reflect years of wearing multiple hats as a musician, arts administrator, educator, producer, and cultural entrepreneur. It is my response to my friends, family and colleagues who asked to hear more about my experiences and observations.

Over the course of my career, the arts environment (as well as many other things) have changed dramatically.  The cultural scene today, both in the United States and abroad, is very challenging. I plan to explore these shifts in depth and respond to new developments as they happen. My wonderful friends in many countries give me an international perspective through our ongoing discussions about artistic and cultural issues.

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