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Music is the passionate topic of our two interviewees. Readers say it best. On Melanie Demore: "A breathtaking, spine-straightening, magnetic interview. Makes me want to clap--with my whole body." And about Gail Needleman: "Thank you for this superb conversation! I wish it could be read by the millions, because it's an antidote for the poison of music as a replicable product, an object of consumption and a tool of manipulation." And the additional content is on a par: portfolios by sculptors Wanxin Zhang and Sam Perry as well as Anne Veh's feature on 92-year-old local legend Betty Peck. And we present the concluding installment of Enrique Martinez Celaya's remarkable meditation on art and values, Guide.


Issue# 25               December 2012

Transcending Cultural Boundaries

Table of Contents

Conversation: Melanie DeMore
Spontaneous Community

Portfolio: Sam Perry

Art of Living
Conversation: Gail Needleman

Portfolio: Wanxin Zhang

Art of Living
Betty Peck: Living a Life of Gratitude

Guide, final installment
Enrique Martinez Celaya

Mary Stein: Invitation to Dance

Michael Stillwater: Shining Night

Indigo Animal
Rue Harrison

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