Well, your loyal blogger is about to take his first vacation day of the year. The US men's national soccer team has their last home match before the World Cup in Philly this weekend, and that's where I shall be. I couldn't be more excited about my first visit to a city that's been so well depicted in art and culture- Philadelphia, thirtysomething, Boy Meets World, Dawn of the Dead, 12 Monkeys, the opening credits to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, One Life to Live, Always Sunny... okay, most screen depictions of Philadelphia have been kinda terrifying, or at least kinda depressing. Still, great art museum, great music and sculpture, and I get to watch us whip Turkey's keister... pretty great.
But what I'm missing is going to be pretty great, too: the CSO Spirituals Ensemble is performing here at the Library Society this Saturday (May 29th) at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $21, and are available through Piccolo Spoleto. The concert, Circa 1748: Bridging Oral and Literary Traditions, is a joint project of the Ensemble and the Library Society, and will explore traditional historical connections between vocal and written arts. Mostly, it's going to be the CSO Spirituals Ensemble doing what they do best, which is being awesome. I might be missing Saturday's performance, but I was able to make it to their rehearsal last night: they're going to rock the roof off. Also great, Literary Festival next week. See you there!