‘Kyle Rae Orchestra’ At Bartley Ranch, Artown 2019

The Kyle Rae Orchestra played to a great crowd the other night. It was a pleasure to hear some of the Big Band Sound of Old. This was truly a family event since he had his Mother Misty singing with a couple of other singers. His whole family of 4 generations were in the audience enjoying the show.

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Portrait of Katherine Duer Mackay by John White Alexander at the Lilley Museum

The tabernacle style frame, designed by Stanford White, was primarily created by him for the portrait. Stanford White enjoyed designing frames for his many artist friends. Schooled in the Beaux Arts style his frames often reference architectural elements of the Renaissance. Unlike John Alexander White who was honored by numerous art prizes and died with accolades from both in the press and art world, Stanford White dies in ignominy. He was the most celebrated architect of his day but was shot to death by New York scion Harry K. Thaw. Thaw was furious over Stanford White’s attention to his wife, the beauty, Elizabeth Nesbitt. White had a notorious reputation with women that caused his downfall.

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The 24th Artown Celebration offers several month long events.

Just a few days away, we will be into July, and that means Artown. Along with the events that take place during the month, there are some of those events that encompass the entire month, giving everyone ample time to take part.
Here are a few of the ongoing Artown events that have caught my attention. This is a diverse group of shows, and diversity is undoubtedly part of the month-long Artown Celebration.

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