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Blue Lake Public Radio’s
2016 Shakespearean Series Concludes with the   
Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company’s Performance of   
The Tempest

Saturday, August 27th at 2:00 pm    
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s Rose Theatre
One of the Few Authentic Replicas of
William Shakespeare’s Own Globe Theater in London

Tickets may be purchased online at bluelake.eventbrite.com or by calling (800) 889-9258
$20 in advance  $25 at the door
$15 for students & Groundlings

A Benefit Fundraiser for Blue Lake Public Radio - WBLU 88.9 & WBLV 90.3

Here’s a short excerpt from last year’s production of Hamlet featuring Pigeon Creek actor Scott Lange

All the Web’s
a Stage

Some Cultural Selections from the Internet by Foley Schuler…

In some great legislative news, the Senate recently passed an Act that officially acknowledges what we here at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp have known (and championed) all along—that in education the arts are core subjects. It’s our raison d'être. You can read the story here.

Last month I marked the birthday of Dawn Upshaw on my afternoon show. Here is an excellent documentary by Catherine Tatge on the celebrated soprano I was happy to discover while doing research for that program: Voice of an Angel.

Roger Baker, who has been called a “da Vinci of the lawn mower” and an “El Greco of the grass,” has mowed a vast portrait of Beethoven—measuring a million square feet—in grass. See pictures of (and read the story behind) this remarkable sight here.

From the far-off view to the close-up: Lovers of art will want to check out this extremely detailed examination of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's 1563 masterpiece, "The Tower of Babel."

I was delighted to recently learn that the childhood home of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in East St. Louis, Illinois is going to be turned into a museum and educational center.

Mahasweta Devi, one of India’s best-known writers and activists died, on July 28 at the age of 90. Here is an appreciation from the Paris Reveiw.

As long as we’ve alighted on the subject of literature, two Kafka-related items to conclude: First, a top court has recently given Israel's National Library possession of long-disputed trove of papers of Franz Kafka (read story here). Kafka’s letters to his fiancée Felice Bauer are among some of the iconic writer’s most compelling and revealing writings (and would be the basis of Elias Canetti’s magnificent 1969 study Kafka’s Other Trial). Some commentators today are now noting the uncanny similarities between the dynamics of that correspondence and the vicissitudes of today’s online dating. “Franz Kafka's virtual romance: a love affair by letters as unreal as online dating.”


“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.”

—Miles Davis

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