Paul Novak interviews Dan Gutman, author of children’s books, including The Kid Who Ran for President which got a big boost recently when it was featured on the HBO series Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Paul talks about Dan’s Wisconsin connections , their shared interests in baseball and many other subjects.
Here’s one last installment from WOMEX 2017 in Katowice, Poland. For me, the networking dimension of WOMEX was much bigger this year than the past two years. The trade show hall comfortably fit all 300 trade stands. One could easily roam from stand to stand, make new connections, or stumble onto old friends. • Madison […]
Do you know whose album is pictured here? Are you curious to see what artist made #1 on the WORT Top 30 chart this week? Click now for these answers and more including a look at our world, jazz, electronic & heavy music top 10 and the hot new adds to our playlist for November. We ain’t […]
In a previous post, I said that the bulk of our evenings were spent running among five stages which totaled 15 bands each night. Of the 45 bands presented over the three evenings of the conference, we managed to hear at least one tune from just 15 of the bands. Let’s recap the best of […]
The intersection of music and politics is not difficult to find at WOMEX. We started our second day at a well-attended session simply titled “Resist”. A panel of four women from arts agencies in the U.S. discussed their perspectives on the resistance to the normalization of intolerance in the U.S. The panel was chaired by […]
We arrived in Katowice in southern Poland for the first day of the WOMEX World Music Expo. Katowice is an industrial town, noted for coal mines and steel works. Not the most charming city we every visited, but these days Katowice is experiencing a renaissance. Arts and entertainment are taking center stage with the construction […]