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The Jazz Age!

Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 By Melissa Prycer
I am excited to be part of our second annual Jazz Age Sunday Social on Sunday, March twenty-second! This is a partnered event with The Art Deco Society of Dallas. It will be an afternoon filled with Jazz from The Singapore Slingers, Razzmajazz, and Amelia Fox Trot on two vintage phonographs. (/images/postimages/jazz-age-1.jpg) The Singapore Slingers are Matt Tolentino’s pre-Swing, 1895-1935, American orchestra since 2007. The Slingers consist of eighteen members and are completely authentic and period accurate in attire and music. The orchestra plays fox trots, waltzes, marches, one-steps, rags, tangos, castles walks, rhumbas, and the maxixe. Amelia Fox Trot is another one of our featured artists from the Austin Phonograph Company that specializes in vintage hand cr ..

The Power of Wind

Published on Tuesday, March 03, 2015 By Melissa Prycer
This week, I had the privilege of reading our featured book and theme for Spring Fling and Barnyard Buddies this year, Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hall Ets. Marie Hall Ets authored and illustrated this beautifully artistic children’s book about Gilberto interacting with the natural world around him. Gilberto is introduced to the natural force of wind. She personified wind by expressing various moods that children can relate to and easily understand. She also limits the palette to three somber colors that simplify, but also accentuate the power of wind and the child’s imagination. Now I do not want to give away too much of this wonderful book, just enough to pique your interest! (/images/postimages/wind-1b.jpg) This year we are lucky to have two events that  ..

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