No one taught me how to practice. Just do it, they said, which is how I honed my amazing ability to daydream while moving my fingers. I can play a Bach sonata and keep a running commentary in my head: whatâ€™s for dinner? I must send flowers to Aunt Margie (ooops! skipped a note!) Are my favorite jeans in the dryer? Get cat food!
Youâ€™ve seen them all over the city. They come in many different colors and shapes. You might even have a favorite or two. But what do you really knowâ€¦ about those benches? Listen to an audio preview of tonight's Benches on Parade documentary.
Privately-funded public art brightened small towns and markets this summer. My thanks to Classical 91.5 listener Al Kopec, who sent in pictures from the Windmill Farm and Craft Market between Dundee and Penn Yan, where a large mural appeared on one of the buildings.