Local Current Blog

February 10, 2014

Origin/Outcome: Dirty Projectors’ Olga Bell to create a new Russian soundscape at the Walker Art Center

In an age of infinite connectivity, the realms of art, music, and technology grow more indistinguishable with every new and interesting project. Musicians have become more innovative in their use of visual and technological media: think of Beyoncé with her recent “visual album,” and Arcade Fire’s interactive online videos. Olga Bell—who has worked under her […]

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Ella Fitzgerald and Lizzo

Why I love Ella Fitzgerald, by Lizzo

Born only two days before me, (in 1917) was a great woman, vocalist and icon. Ella Fitzgerald sang her way into the hearts of the jazz world after her legendary performance at the Apollo theater in Harlem. She’s known as a great collaborator because of the vast array of artists she’d create with, and as […]

Ella Fitzgerald and Lizzo
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