David William Pear

20 May 19
Paul Haeder, Author

If artists are the antennae of the race, and writers and thinkers are also artists, then a vibration some are receiving and beginning to transmit to the culture more broadly now is new in the history of our species: the world is dying. — Christy Rodgers, “Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Grief, Acceptance: The Five Stages of Ecocide” […]

16 May 19
Flowers For Socrates

May 16th is Coquilles Saint Jacques Day National Biographer’s Day * National Mimosa Day Honor Our LGBT Elders’ Day * National Love a Tree Day ___________________________________ MORE! H.E. Bates, Hana Brady and Eric Fanning, click

16 May 19
Thrills - Suspense - Horror!

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15 May 19
Like Wild Onions

I was watching an interview with Michael Shannon recently where he said he enjoys acting, because it gives him a chance to behave in certain ways he’d be reprimanded for in real life. Which makes me wonder. . . do playwrights/writers create over the top, idiosyncratic characters because they also understand that socially they can’t act […]

10 May 19
CauseACTION Clarion

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10 May 19
Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

What: Texas ArtWhere: Heritage Auctions, District Showroom, 1518 Slocum Street, Dallas, TX 75207When: May 18, 1:00 PM CTPublic Viewing: May 16 – 18, 2019Top Lots at the Sale:— “Flagstaff”, Arizona, circa 1925 – Jose Arpa y Perea (Spanish/American, 1858-1952); oil on canvas, signed and titled lower right: Flagstaff Ariz. / J. Arpa. Inscribed on the […]

09 May 19
It's me

The Duke & Duchess were back out and about today for a trip to Wales where they carried out several engagements. In North Wales, The Duke and Duchess first visited the Caernarfon Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Base. Until 2015, search and rescue operated out of RAF Valley on Anglesey, where The Duke worked as […]

08 May 19
Love Pop Ups London

London is full of art museums and one of the most famous is The National Gallery set within Trafalgar Square. However did you know that The National Gallery has three eateries one being an Espresso Bar, The National Gallery Café and The National Dine restaurant. I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with […]

08 May 19

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08 May 19
From First Page to Last

I was recently asked by a colleague for historical crime fiction recommendations for her book club. Of course, as is usually the case when anyone asks me for recommendations, the name of any book I have ever read vanished from my memory. So I did the only sensible thing, I asked Twitter. Turns out there […]

06 May 19
The Reporter
America and its neighbor to the north will be the subject of Orpheus West Chamber Choir’s spring concert “Songs of the Great North Continent,” featuring a mix of American and Canadian songs. However, the event will honor more than just North America, as the concert will be dedicated to the choir’s longtime members and civic servants of Vacaville, David and Buff Fleming. Buff and David Fleming pose for photos at the 1997 Fiesta Days. (File photo) Longtime residents will remember David for his service on the Vacaville City Council from 1978 to 2002 — the first 12 years as a council member and the remaining 12 as Vacaville’s mayor. Additionally, he and his wife Buff have been major contributors to the local arts, having spearheaded fundraising for public art projects like the jester statue outside of Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, a ceramic tile mural outside City Hall showcasing the city’s history and the bronze sculpture of a pear picker and his daughter at the corner of Merchant and Main streets. “They have been proponents of the arts in Vacaville for a long time,” Orpheus Music Director David Barthelmess. Moreover, Buff and David have been actively involved with Boy Scouts of America, Buff remains involved with the Saturday Club and helped found the Vacaville Concert Society which sponsored concerts at VPAT for the different high school musical groups. Additionally, the Flemings helped organize Orpheus West, which was formed as a Sylvan Legacy choir in 2006 to go on a trip to Europe. David helped write the 501(c)3 for the organization, and he and Buff remained regular members until David had a stroke in October. “They chaperoned and supervised on two different trips to Hawaii, three different trips to Canada and sang with us on the European trip in 2006,” Barthelmess said. Barthelmess said the concert will feature a five-minute narrated visual presentation showcasing all the plaques around town that bear the Fleming name, including a marker to a former Pony Express stop outside Heritage House to the CreekWalk, which were both dedicated under David’s mayorship. The concert will also be paying tribute to the choral music of America and Canada, beginning with renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “O Canada” to set the tone. From there, the Orpheus West Choir and North Bay Ringers will perform American spirituals, such as “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal” and “Old Time Religion,” the latter featuring Vallejo gospel singer Aretta Brown; as well as British Columbian folk songs like “The Potlatch Fair,” “Mary Come Home” and “The Grand Hotel.” The evening will close with performances of songs from Broadway musicals, such as “Fugue for Tinhorns” from “Guys and Dolls,” “Tonight” from “West Side Story” and “When You Walk Through a Storm” from “Carousel.” “One of our goals with this organization is to do a wide variety of choral music from different sources, both classical and folk sources” Barthelmess said. “There’s so much fine choral music (in Canada and the U.S.) that you can group together.” Barthelmess said that Orpheus West has done numerous tours in Canada, including concerts in British Columbia and at the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. “That was one of our best performances,” Barthelmess said of the Banff concert. “I’ve had the opportunity to meet with both conductors and composers of Canadian music, and I love it.” Barthelmess said the program would utilize a lot of local talent, including former resident Brooke Bosler Bunker, who will be performing the comic aria “Amor” by William Bolcom. Bunker was a member of Will C. Wood High School’s handbell choir group, which Barthelmess directed for 23 years, and pursued graduate training in opera at the University of Florida. “She was a fine singer in the Will C. Wood program,” Barthelmess said. “This will be the fourth concert that she has come from out of town to perform with us.” As always, Barthelmess said the spring concert will be a good opportunity for audiences to experience good choral music and see the vast amount of talent available in the region. “Our effort is to keep good choral music alive in Vacaville,” he said. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. May 18 at VPAT, 1010 Ulatis Drive. Tickets are $25 for general reserved seating and $20 for students and seniors. There will also be a gala with a reserved section beginning at 6:15 p.m. for $35. For tickets, visit VPAT.net or call 469-4013. For more information on Orpheus West, visit OrpheusWest.com.