The Art of Paying Attention

Mother and son make high art of “the tiny majority” We live in an age of attention deficit disorder, surrounded and distracted by devices, games, apps, and ads competing for our eyeballs and mouse clicks. But if we pay attention, a pair of artists, Karen Ann Klein and her son Barrett Klein, show us the

Luxotica Lounge Cabaret’s Spring Show

Get all the tassel teasing and hip swiveling you can handle at the Luxotica Lounge Cabaret’s Spring Show. The internationally known troupe boasts a four-piece band and vintage-inspired exotic performances by the likes of Gurl Haggard, Vivacious Miss Audacious, and other unforgettable acts. $10 in advance, $12 at the door 7pm | Wednesday, April 24

Asking for More of What You Want

How to Make Requests using NVC How many times have you wanted something from someone else, and been frustrated and disappointed when they don’t come through for you? An effective tool for asking for what we want from another person is to use a Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Asking for what you want can be a

Black Music Matters: Jazz and the Transformation of Music Studies

Music education is long overdue for a change, according to Ed Sarath, Department of Jazz Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. Not only is it not preparing students for a fulfilling career in music, its approach to learning and skill development needs to be fundamentally revamped. In Black Music Matters, Sarath proposes that

Toys; You’re never too old to play

As we grow older, the toys we love may change, but adults love toys just as much as children. Some toys we outgrow (dolls, hopefully). Other toys grow with us (balls, for example). And other toys are made especially for adults to enjoy. Let’s explore a certain oh-so-special and very grown-up kind of plaything- the