Author Archives: Layla

October 23

STUDIO NOIZE PODCAST INTERVIEW

Creative Conversations with Creative People in Creative Spaces As an artist we have conversations with all kinds of creative people all the time. We love visiting other artist studios, going to shows and talking with people about their processes and their lives. Jamaal wanted to start to capture these conversations and share them with the […]

October 05

MET OPERA: SAMSON & DALILA BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

I have waited 10 years to meet Roberto Alagna!  Meeting him finally did not disappoint.  He is a true professional and beautifully kind person.  He had about 30 people waiting outside his dressing room.  He greeted, took pictures with, and signed autographs with true joy and an effervescent demeanor.  After such a tough week with […]

October 05

MET OPERA LIVE: SAMSON & DALILA

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best […]

October 05

JUILLIARD BOOKSTORE VISIT

On a quest to dig deeper into opera- I think I need complete scores.  Friends suggested that I go to the Juilliard Bookstore.  OMG- HEAVEN!!!  My world, my people… my music!! PHOTOS: VIDEOS:  

October 05

KAOP SIRIUS XM MET OPERA RADIO INTERVIEW WITH MARY JO HEATH

A dream come true!  I was asked to appear on Met Opera Radio and be interviewed by Mary Jo Heath!  I’ve listened to Mary Jo Heath for years in our car on the way to and from school and to all my activities, and I cannot. believe she interviewed me for Sirius XM!!  Definitely another […]

September 21

THE HIGH: OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART

Outliers and American Vanguard Art focuses on three key periods when the intersection of self-taught art with the mainstream has been at its most fertile: The First Wave includes the interwar years—particularly the aftermath of the Great Depression—through World War II; the Second Wave covers the “long” decade of the 1970s in the wake of […]

September 20

THE HIGH: OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART

Outliers and American Vanguard Art focuses on three key periods when the intersection of self-taught art with the mainstream has been at its most fertile: The First Wave includes the interwar years—particularly the aftermath of the Great Depression—through World War II; the Second Wave covers the “long” decade of the 1970s in the wake of […]