Talking Stick Arts Newsletter
         
   

Issue 3.1 | Jan/Feb/Mar 2000

Contents

An Interview with Timothy Long | by Steve Elm

Tim Long was given a toy piano when he was three. He played it so much that he wore it out. By the age of five he was playing a real piano. At ten years old he was working on the saxophone and the flute. The clarinet arrived when he was twelve, then the oboe, trumpet, euphonium, piccolo, marimba and the violin - by the time he was sixteen. "Oh yeah", Tim recalls "I also played a little bit of tuba, too."....click here for more ...

Feeding the Ancient Fires

Noted Cherokee author MariJo Moore, writer of Spirit Voices of Bones, Crow Quotes, Tree Quotes, Returning To The Homeland, Stars are Birds, and the forthcoming Red Woman With Backward Eyes has compiled a collection of Native writing in a volume entitled Feeding The Ancient Fires - A Collection of Writings by North Carolina American Indians.....click here here for more...

Lance White Magpie | by Steve Elm

When I met Lance White Magpie (Oglala Lakota) I was sure I'd seen him before. We were looking for a place to talk at American Indian Community House, and as we walked it hit me: I had seen him several years ago dancing at a Thunderbird Powwow in Queens. I recalled being taken with the fluidity of his movement, his immaculate timing, and especially with the commitment he brought to the dance. Then I remembered I used to work with his sister Lavonne, who often mentioned what a fine dancer her brother was. "I know you!" I said to Lance. He smiled and answered "Probably."... click here for more ...

Veteren's Honor Dance | by MariJo Moore

Some things are hidden in the immensity of the Arizona desert. Others are forever reappearing. As I walk across the burning sands, I feel traces of lightning that wove itself into this mesa hundreds of celebrations ago. Traces that scratch open my vision in preparation for a remarkable mystery. The hot wind sprays dust in my face, spits into my heart prayers floating in the ether for eons, and I intuitively know I will never be the same. .... click here for more ...

Funding Opportunities

Find out the latest on residencies, festivals, markets, fellowships, prizes, internships, classes, rehearsal spaces and much more... click here for more ...

 
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