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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Often when a tourist visits Turkey they’ll see an eye drawn on a door or knocker in the shape of a hand. This is the Nazar, a talisman against the evil eye, a curse directed at a person or thing the spell caster dislikes or envies. Now the evil eye is the subject of a fascinating art exhibit at Queens College Art Center. Comment

Friday, May 18, 2012

Whitestone

A change of harp

Whitestone

A change of harp

The harp is often relegated to the position of backup instrument, more likely set off to the side of a concert stage than at its center. But jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda has worked to change that, with recordings and performances that put the instrument front and center. Comment

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