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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Two chances to hear D-Mo this week

D-Mo had her choice of several magnificent pianos for her upcoming gig with bassist Mark Dresser. To find out which one she chose, be one of 60 people who will get to hear Diane and Mark play in a intimate setting Friday evening at 8 at Klavierhaus (211 W. 58th St., in Manhattan's piano district).

The concert is produced by recording engineer Patrick Lo Re who envisioned and designed this space so that audiences may truly experience "Sound and Silence." D-Mo and Dresser "are the first artists to perform on this new series - and we're both very excited and very honored!"

Expect to hear them play material from their soon-to-be-released CD, Duetto (CIMP).

Diane also accompanies soprano Natascha Radke Henke for An Evening with Mozart, on Nov. 6, at the Allwood Community Church in Clifton, NJ. The music begins at 8. Among the material will be some of Mozart's Art Songs, and "Exsultate, Jubilate."

“I was intrigued by his use of different languages in these art songs, how it affected the character of the music. So I selected a couple of French, German and Italian songs, and for good measure we throw in some Latin,” Natascha says. She speaks several different languages herself.

In taking language as a starting point for her recital, Natascha feels validated by Mozart himself, who was something of a lingual trailblazer in music, composing the first opera in a language other than Italian, The Magic Flute, in German.

The impact of Gleevec on GIST ...

is one of the topics covered in this article about some fascinating new developments in cancer research.

Parts of this are a tough read. Cancer is not a single disease and there isn't a single treatment that offers hope on all or even most types. But recent research has yielded promising results.

I'm not really well-versed in science, so I was surprised at how fascinating and how clearly presented the research info is here. The writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee, deserves a thumbs up for keeping at least this reader so engaged.