Peter McElhinney 
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Re: “Singer Natalie Prass Readies a Brave Sophomore Effort in Richmond

This story would never have been written except for admiration for both the work of the artist and her dedication to her art.

Of course, there is risk involved in growth and change. Success is not guaranteed. Then again, there are a lot of artists who go for the money and miss, who spend their lives in the familiar shallows, endlessly, futilely chasing the flickering promise of the past.

Going beyond the proven is not losing "that lovin' feeling" but keeping it alive. The next breakup album was probably going to be good. Natalie Prass is taking a chance on great.

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Posted by Peter McElhinney on 06/01/2017 at 1:12 AM

Re: “Oumar Konate at Balliceaux

Good writing Chris

Posted by Peter McElhinney on 10/02/2014 at 7:40 PM

Re: “REVIEW: Richmond Jazz Fest at Maymont

@Randy Johnston

One wonderful thing about online is its ability to be corrected. (Note: when you are complaining about the misspelling of someone's name it is always good to have the correct spelling yourself- it's Terri not Terry. If an entire city is reduced to sad, pitiful status by a typo- think of the damage it does to a mere individual. ;) )

There are any number of fine musicians that went unidentified in the piece. On guitar alone there was Marvin Sewell with Regina Carter and Brandon Ross with Cassandra Wilson. (Your playing with Lou Donaldson was fine- and the set was called out, which includes the other players in the compliment.) There were other Richmonders, notably Alvester Garnett, who was both excellent and not mentioned at all. And the great Terreon Gully, a one-time regular Richmond visitor, who played with Dianne Reeves.

The point of the story was a brief, after-action report with an invitation to others to add what they liked. It's a snapshot, not a yearbook. Your adept presence at the event, and your anger at the lack of acclaim afterwards- as well as other's reactions to it- are here noted in the permanent virtual record.

The downside of online comments is that they cannot be corrected after posting. Alas.

Posted by Peter McElhinney on 08/21/2014 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Theater Review: "The Taming of the Shrew"

This sounds like Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" with standards instead of the original score.

Posted by Peter McElhinney on 11/13/2013 at 1:57 PM

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