Miss N

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The blossoms are still blooming.

(This is part of my “Entertainment During a Time of Coronavirus” Newsletter series, which you can sign up for here.)

When I was a youngin, growing up in South Africa, I was obsessed with Fame, the TV series and the movie. I would imagine I was friends with Irene Cara and that I was one of the students at the High School for the Performing Arts, spilling out onto the streets of New York City, dancing on top of taxis and doing flying pirouettes in the air, and not stuck in the living room of our Benoni home. So you could say I ticked off a small bucket list item when I got to take a class — through the magic of Instagram Live — with Debbie Allen, who played Lydia Grant, and is a legendary dancer/choreographer/actress and director in her own right (I had no idea she directed a whole bunch of Grey’s Anatomy episodes, among her repertoire!) It was so fun to take direction from Ms Debbie, to try instantly remember my left from my right foot, and to forget for a few moments about the news going on around us. I know I am really lucky to be able to have taken the 45 minutes off to recharge and I’m super grateful for it. I’m glad all these talented people are still sharing their skills with us. Without sounding trite, it’s more important than ever to actively look for, and collect, moments of joy, where possible. 

So, with that in mind, today’s list of things to do now that we can’t go out anymore…

1. Comedian Melissa Goldman is hosting a comedy night via Google Docs. Yes, you read that right! A truly novel idea to keep the funny alive. She did it last Saturday and will be doing it this coming Saturday again, and for the next Saturdays to come, it seems. She has a bunch of other comedians joining her so that it really has a bit of that communal stand-up vibe going. 

2. The Sofa Singers are re-convening this Friday at 7:30pm GMT, after gathering together online to create a choir, led by James Sills, earlier this week. I was at the Creative Mornings talk where James had us all singing together as one and it was tons of fun. Here’s a BBC news insert on what to expect if you join in.

3. As we know, SXSW was one of the major events cancelled because of the Coronavirus. One of the venues in Austin, The Skylark Lounge, is still hosting live events, with a digital tip jar for their artists. You can see the schedule on their Facebook page, but last night was Wednesday Jazz, so they’re trying to stick to what their programming would have been.

4. I know this is called In a New York Mile but that’s just a figure of speech for how fast things change, and have changed in the last few days, so let’s pop over to South Africa for a quick moment. The Standard Bank Art Gallery has made its #LumieresDAfriques exhibition available online. 54 artists have created a single work of art inspired by their confidence that the 21st century will be the century of the African continent. You can visit the gallery here — tell them your favourite South African in New York sent you ;) 

5. Finally, if ‘ambient music and sensory experiences’ are more your thing, Rhye and Diplo have been getting together to do “Corona Sabbaths,” where they play instruments and use their voices in lovely harmony and all.

Until tomorrow, when I’ll have a special weekend edition of this newsletter for you, here’s Dame Judi Dench being a little off her rocker.

171 comments

  1. An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment.
    I do think that you need to publish more about this subject, it may not be
    a taboo matter but usually people do not discuss these topics.
    To the next! Best wishes!!

  2. Hi there to all, how is everything, I think every one is
    getting more from this site, and your views are fastidious in favor of
    new users.

  3. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly
    a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

  4. Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve take note your stuff previous to and you are just extremely excellent.
    I actually like what you’ve bought here, certainly like what you are
    saying and the way in which in which you are saying it.
    You’re making it enjoyable and you continue to take care of
    to stay it sensible. I can not wait to read far more from you.
    That is actually a terrific website.

  5. Hi there, this weekend is pleasant in favor of me, since this moment i
    am reading this fantastic informative post here at my house.

  6. I like the helpful information you provide in your
    articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right
    here! Best of luck for the next!

  7. Your style is really unique in comparison to other people I’ve read stuff from.
    Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.
    ps4 games 185413490784 ps4 games

  8. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you have been working with?

    I’m experiencing some minor security problems with my latest blog and I would
    like to find something more secure. Do you have any recommendations?
    ps4 games allenferguson ps4 games

  9. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared to
    be on the web the simplest thing to be mindful of.

    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed even as folks think about worries that they just don’t recognise about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out
    the entire thing without having side-effects , other people
    could take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thank you

  10. Spot on with this write-up, I seriously believe this site needs
    far more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more,
    thanks for the info!

  11. I have been surfing online more than 2 hours today, yet I
    never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you
    did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever
    before.

  12. hey there and thank you for your information – I’ve definitely picked up anything new from right here.
    I did however expertise several technical points using this website, since I experienced
    to reload the site lots of times previous to I could get it
    to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting
    is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes affect
    your placement in google and can damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing with
    Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective exciting content.

    Ensure that you update this again soon.

  13. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this site.
    I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you later on as well.
    In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal website now ;
    )

  14. Wow, that’s what I was searching for, what a material!

    existing here at this web site, thanks admin of this web page.
    asmr 0mniartist

  15. Hi there! This blog post could not be written any better!
    Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this post
    to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a very good read.
    Thanks for sharing! asmr 0mniartist

  16. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to
    say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon! 0mniartist asmr

  17. Good day I am so delighted I found your webpage, I really found you by error, while
    I was searching on Digg for something else, Nonetheless I am here
    now and would just like to say thanks for a incredible post and a all round entertaining
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the
    minute but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read a great
    deal more, Please do keep up the great work.
    asmr 0mniartist

  18. I every time used to study post in news papers but now as
    I am a user of net therefore from now I am using net for articles, thanks to web.

  19. I am really impressed along with your writing talents as neatly as with the layout to your weblog.

    Is this a paid topic or did you customize it yourself? Anyway stay up the excellent high
    quality writing, it is uncommon to see a great blog like this one these days..

  20. Amazing issues here. I’m very glad to look your post. Thanks a lot and I am looking forward to contact you.

    Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  21. I want to to thank you for this good read!! I certainly loved every
    little bit of it. I’ve got you book-marked to check out new stuff you
    post…

  22. Exceptional post however I was wanting to know if you could write a
    litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
    Thanks!

  23. Your style is unique compared to other people I’ve read
    stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity,
    Guess I will just bookmark this site.

  24. Very shortly this site will be famous amid all blogging and site-building people,
    due to it’s good posts

  25. I am actually pleased to read this weblog posts which carries
    plenty of helpful data, thanks for providing such information.

  26. You’re so cool! I don’t suppose I’ve truly read a single thing like that before.
    So wonderful to discover somebody with a few genuine thoughts on this subject matter.
    Really.. thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is
    required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

  27. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO?
    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but
    I’m not seeing very good success. If you know of any
    please share. Thanks!

  28. Howdy very nice website!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Wonderful .. I’ll bookmark your website and
    take the feeds also? I’m satisfied to search out numerous helpful information here
    within the post, we’d like work out more strategies in this
    regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  29. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all
    of us you actually recognize what you’re speaking about!
    Bookmarked. Kindly additionally consult with my site =).
    We will have a link alternate agreement between us

  30. Why users still make use of to read news papers when in this technological globe everything
    is presented on web?

  31. scoliosis
    magnificent put up, very informative. I ponder why the opposite experts of this sector do not realize this.
    You must proceed your writing. I’m confident, you have a great readers’
    base already! scoliosis

  32. scoliosis
    Every weekend i used to go to see this website, as i wish for enjoyment, as this this website conations truly pleasant
    funny data too. scoliosis

  33. scoliosis
    With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues
    of plagorism or copyright violation? My site has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either authored
    myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is
    popping it up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any techniques to help stop content from being stolen?
    I’d truly appreciate it. scoliosis

  34. scoliosis
    I blog quite often and I really thank you for your content.
    Your article has really peaked my interest. I will take a note
    of your blog and keep checking for new information about once a week.
    I subscribed to your Feed too. scoliosis

  35. Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is valuable and everything.
    But imagine if you added some great graphics or
    video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content
    is excellent but with images and clips, this site could definitely be one of the very best in its niche.
    Fantastic blog!

  36. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to
    come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Exceptional work!

  37. Attractive part of content. I simply stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to claim that I get actually enjoyed
    account your weblog posts. Any way I will be subscribing for your augment
    or even I fulfillment you get entry to persistently rapidly.

  38. I simply couldn’t depart your site prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard information a person provide
    for your visitors? Is gonna be back regularly to
    investigate cross-check new posts

  39. Hi there everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this website, and piece of writing is really fruitful in support of me, keep up posting these articles or reviews.

  40. Attractive part of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to say that I get in fact enjoyed account your weblog posts.

    Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement
    you get admission to constantly rapidly.

  41. Thank you for every other excellent post. Where else could anybody get
    that kind of information in such an ideal method of writing?
    I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the look
    for such information.

  42. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a
    comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

    Cheers!

  43. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found
    that it is truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for
    brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  44. Currently it sounds like BlogEngine is the top blogging platform out
    there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using
    on your blog?

  45. Fantastic web site. Plenty of helpful info here. I’m sending
    it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious.

    And certainly, thanks to your effort!

  46. Usually I don’t read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to
    take a look at and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised me.
    Thanks, quite nice article.

  47. naturally like your website but you have to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts.
    Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find
    it very troublesome to inform the reality nevertheless I’ll certainly come back again.

  48. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your
    magnificent post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  49. Great beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how can i
    subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast
    provided bright clear concept

  50. It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.

    I’ve read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or
    advice. Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I wish to read more things about it!

  51. My relatives every time say that I am wasting my time here
    at web, however I know I am getting knowledge everyday by reading such fastidious posts.

  52. I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for.

    Would you offer guest writers to write content in your case?
    I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on many of the subjects you write in relation to here.
    Again, awesome weblog!

  53. What’s Going down i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out
    loads. I am hoping to give a contribution & help different users like its aided me.
    Good job.

  54. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it
    was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it
    up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any points for novice blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  55. Whats up this is kinda of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or
    if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get guidance
    from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  56. I think the admin of this web site is genuinely working
    hard for his web page, since here every stuff is quality based
    information.

  57. It is the best time to make some plans for
    the future and it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could
    I wish to suggest you some interesting things or tips.

    Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this
    article. I want to read more things about it!

  58. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled
    upon your blog and in accession capital to assert
    that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I’ll
    be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access
    consistently rapidly.

  59. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is
    an extremely well written article. I’ll be
    sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful
    information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  60. Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d
    figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa?
    My site discusses a lot of the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other.

    If you are interested feel free to send me an email.

    I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

  61. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Safari.

    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something
    to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you
    know. The design look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Many
    thanks asmr https://app.gumroad.com/asmr2021/p/best-asmr-online asmr

  62. Great work! This is the type of info that are meant to
    be shared around the net. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post
    upper! Come on over and discuss with my site . Thanks =)
    scoliosis surgery https://0401mm.tumblr.com/ scoliosis
    surgery

  63. Please let me know if you’re looking for a writer for your blog.
    You have some really great articles and I feel I
    would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely
    love to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please shoot me an e-mail if interested. Thanks! quest bars https://www.iherb.com/search?kw=quest%20bars quest bars

  64. Холостячка 2 сезон https://bit.ly/39ioLkW Смотреть онлайн шоу Холостячка 2 сезон на СТБ.
    Пост шоу можно смотреть тут. Холостячка стб 2 сезон 1-2 серия

  65. Услуги аналитического психолога, психотерапевта.
    Консультация у психологов Психолог
    в Харькове, консультация. Рейтинг психологов.

    Психотерапия онлайн! Профессиональные психологи.

    Заказать консультацию психолога.
    Консультация у психологов.

  66. Опять для вас десять топовых сериалов для настоящих
    фанатов ужасов. Чики смотреть онлайн в
    хорошем HD качестве. Сортируйте по рейтингу, Сериалы
    жанра “Мелодрама”. Опять же тут мы готов предоставить
    список каналов ПлюсПлюс, HD Дом кино, 4K СТС, прямой
    эфир Дом кино, трансляция Матч
    ТВ.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.