After a period of inspiring dignity and courage while she sought treatment for pancreatic cancer, Sharon Jones has passed away, aged sixty. Jones continued to record and tour while being treated for her illness. Throughout her career, she served as an uplifting figure to so many people. This past year, while being treated for metastatic melanoma, IContinue reading “RIP Sharon Jones (1956-2016)”
I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Dorothea, my Tai Chi and Chi Gong teacher. Dorothea provided a great source of inspiration to me, opening up new vistas of dealing with body and soul that I hadn’t previously explored. A cancer survivor, she later proved to be an even greater source of support whenContinue reading “Sad News”
Eminent composer, college professor, and Lutoslawski scholar Steven Stucky has died, aged 66. The cause was brain cancer. Below, listen to one of his beguiling works, the Notturno movement from Serenade for Wind Quintet.