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A Prosecco Discussion with Alan Tardi

Cover-Soul Food Love

THIS WEEK:  A PROSECCO DISCUSSION WITH ALAN TARDI

RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 1:  ALICE RANDALL, BESTSELLING NOVELIST AND COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITER

It was my good fortune to speak recently with Caroline Randall Williams and her mother, Alice Randall. They are the co-authors of Soul Food Love-Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family. I hope you will make the time to listen, buy the book, read their amazing story, and use the many creative recipes while creating your own kitchen legacy.  

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Author photo by Treva Reimer

Jeff Martinek, English professor at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, and host of JUKEBOX BOOGALOO, talks with a couple of his students, Sean Charleston and Joel Keller, and poet Keith Ratzlaff [pictured] about two upcoming events. Both are free and open to the public.

1) WordUp! Wesleyan -- Annual Language and Literature Fair. Tuesday, 4/2 12:30-2pm, Howe Student Center Atrium, Iowa Wesleyan College.

2) Poetry Reading by Keith Ratzlaff
. Tue 4/2, 7pm, Chapel Auditorium, Iowa Wesleyan College.

Keith Ratzlaff's books of poetry are Dubious Angels: Poems after Paul Klee; Man Under A Pear Tree; and Across The Known World. His awards include the 1996 Anhinga Prize for Poetry, the Theodore Roethke Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is Professor of English at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he teaches writing and literature. His most recent book published by Anhinga Press was Then, A Thousand Crows (2009).

Donovan & Christine AlbanelDonovan & French cultural minister Christine AlbanelBritish 1960s folk singer Donovan has received a prestigious cultural honour from the French government.

The hippy icon, whose hits included Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Sunshine Superman, was made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.

French culture minister Christine Albanel pinned the medal to Donovan's long dark purple velvet jacket during the ceremony in Cannes.

Meditation campaign

He is also working with US film director David Lynch to encourage meditation in schools as a way to improve pupils' concentration and behaviour.

"David and I have been travelling the world and we're raising millions of dollars and we're putting the programme into schools," he said.

New Prarie Camerata

Chamber Music Society Fairfield presents New Prairie Camerata with Claudia Anderson, flute, Nancy McFarland Gaub, violin, Eugene Gaub, piano and guest artist Christine Rutledge on viola on Thursday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Sondheim Center.

Nancy McFarland Gaub
speaks with Classical Hour about the upcoming performance organized by Freddy Fonseca.

Presented will be duos and trios by composers from six different nationalities, including Max Reger (German) and Bohuslav Martinù (Czech); the humorous Virgil Thomson, Alan Tormey (both American) and Jacob ter Veldhuis (Dutch) with compositions inspired by American popular music; the meditative Arvo Pärt (Estonian); and Frenchman Jacques Ibert whose passionate works are inspired by Spanish music!