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May 17, 2016

Good to see you Duane Holmes!

It was a great but brief reunion at Columbus Circle. Several years back I would take the "A" train to Varick Street, and listen to this talented musician. His music engaged little kids.
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These photos were taken in 2014, (view playlist)

And here we are in 2016
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EVENT
Duane is playing in a jazz band that experiments with fashion and supports a mental health organization June 4, 2016, 419 W. 150th Street, on St. Nicholas.

If you're interested in learning more about the event, please contact him:
347.290.9977
duane_holmes@rocketmail.com
youtube: duaneholmes "as" Duke Ellington

NY PHIL BIENNIAL

I was so lucky to have found this event. I was visiting my old hood, and had to make a pit stop for free WIFI at the Atrium. They have free and discounted concert tickets and lecture talks:
http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/
61 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023
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I was able to attend the first NY PHIL BIENNIAL: A Player's Guide, where Alan Gilbert hosted conversations with Jennifer Koh, Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, Hilary Purrington, Christopher Theofanidis, Jay Campbell, Dianne Berkun Menaker, Lisa Bielawa, Colin Jacobsen, John Corigliano


Alan Gilbert is a conductor and violinist. He was in season 9 of Mozart in the Jungle
I just wish my nephew was with me because at 18 months, he loves to conduct. And as a novice conductor, he loves to hear me play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on my violin even though it sounds like fingernails scratching a chalkboard. I guess he's a Mozart fan.

Jennifer Koh shared her experience about a community acquiring a violin for her. She was so thankful. I was grateful to take a photo with her:
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STEAM Event in NYC

I was lucky to get tickets from NYU to a STEAM event at a public school in Brooklyn.

I gravitated away from the new technologies like Arduino and LittleBits, and found this booth. I was able to experience some of these tools that people used in early 19th and 20th Century. It was a like a tangible museum.

This device reminds me of Google Cardboard:
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This is what I see in the viewer:
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Here's a microscope:
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Here's what someone joked as a Ouija board.
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But it looks like a mini-printing press or type-plate. It reminds me of a Letterpress class I took at Art Center:
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See in context:
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They use these tools for teaching. If interested, here's more information:
The Museum of Interesting Things
Denny Daniel
212.274.8757
Email: dennydanielx@gmail.com
www.museumofinterestingthings.org

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