While working toward the publication of his new novel -- arriving in just three weeks -- The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues (a sequel to the bestselling, The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat) author Edward Kelsey Moore has had some essay ideas in the back of his mind. Over the past two years Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) has commissioned several series of essays from E.K.M. To kick off a new 2017 series for MPR he has written one called “Fighting Weight.” In this essay E.K.M. shares lessons he's learned through his struggles with maintaining weight. “After seeing myself fat, thin, and everything in between, I've learned to be thankful for every version of the body that has carried me from adventure to adventure.” You can read the essay yourself or listen to the author read it to you! Either way, the new piece is available free at Minnesota Public Radio’s ClassicalMPR web site and their free music streaming site, YourClassical.org. Click a button below to go directly to the Fighting Weight essay.
One of the first stories Edward Kelsey Moore finished writing was this short piece, which won a competition in 2002. Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix is the story of a grandmother who has a connoisseur’s eye for funerals, and the grandson who adores her. While we wait these remaining weeks for the publication of E.K.M.’s new book, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues (where we’ll discover more about the lives of feisty Odette and her friends, Clarice and Barbara Jean), here’s the tale of Grandma Goldine -- another resident of Plainview, Indiana -- who we hope will amuse and entertain you. The story is read to you by the author. Follow the link to find the free streaming audio file on this site.
Coming soon are the Large Print and Audiobook versions of Edward Kelsey Moore’s new Supremes novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues. The hardcover Large Print is published by Thorndike Press. The Audiobook version comes from Macmillan Audio, read to you by Adenrele Ojo, an actress who also performed on the audiobook of the first Supremes novel, The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat. You can learn more about the Large Print and Audiobook for yourself, or as a gift, by clicking the button below.
Coming up next Friday, and the following Monday, are the final concerts for Chicago Sinfonietta’s season, with the title: Rightness in the Rhythm. Syncopate, bounce, and swing your way through a century of music that reveals the connections between jazz and classical…from ragtime to Rhapsody in Blue and beyond! Just as Sinfonietta’s season began with virtuosic piano performances, it comes full circle with a final flurry of incandescent playing courtesy of the Marcus Roberts Trio including the Trio’s own spin on Rhapsody in Blue that is injected with improvisation -- making it unique each time it is performed!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his Sinfonietta orchestra colleagues for these concerts.
Joplin Overture from Treemonisha
Abels Variations on Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Gershwin An American in Paris
Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
(featuring The Marcus Roberts Trio)
Friday, May 12, 2017 ~ 8:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave ~ Naperville, IL
Monday, May 15, 2017 ~ 7:30pm
220 S Michigan Ave ~ Chicago, IL