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2016 – Only the Good, Not the Ugly

Posted on: December 27th, 2016 by monikaherzig

IMG_0269The end of the year is always a time to reflect and set new goals. Usually it is a best of… and worst of… list, but I decided to only go for the good stuff because there is plenty of problems and issues that don’t need to be celebrated. Here is the chronological review  – come along for the ride and please share your memories! (more…)



Intro to Jazz History & The Bloomington Jazz Scene

Posted on: December 6th, 2016 by monikaherzig

As I often point out in lectures and talks, the arts are an essential part of building communities. People come together with common interests, find a Printcommunal form of expression, exchange ideas, create experiences, and also build economies and business  – for example Bloomington’s own Cardinal Stage Company is showing Oliver at the moment with a host of local actors and children on the stage, sold-out houses every night, lots of dinner and hospitality business along with the shows, and happy audiences getting into the holiday spirit of giving and cherishing memories with loved ones. The story of Indiana Avenue as exemplified by our own David Baker and the group of outstanding jazz musicians that evolved from this nurturing community with plenty of opportunities is another example. (more…)



Peace on Earth

Posted on: December 5th, 2016 by monikaherzig

CoverThe Christmas decorations went up today and St. Nikolaus brought presents  – the four weeks have arrived where we sing about ‘Peace on Earth’ and good tidings to all. Here is my wish list this year – please share yours too! (more…)