Sufjan Stevens | Asthmatic Kitty Records Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan & Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box sets (Songs for Christmas, vol. 1-5 and Silver & Gold, vol. 6-10), and a programmatic tone poem for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (The BQE). His most recent records are from 2010: an expansive EP (All Delighted People) and the full length The Age of Adz, a collection of songs partly inspired by the outsider artist Royal Robertson. Born in Detroit and raised in Northern Michigan, Sufjan attended Hope College, in Holland, Michigan, and the masters program for writers at the New School for Social Research.
Project Gutenberg - free ebooks online download for iPad, Kindle, Nook, Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, Sony Reader Joni Mitchell Tribute Grows As Community Adds Notes, Art In Hayes Valley | Hoodline A tribute to singer songwriter Joni Mitchell in Hayes Valley is getting some grassroots attention from members of the local community. Earlier this month, SFJAZZ installed a large tribute to the singer on the side of a Franklin Street building across from the jazz center. Now, it's being added to by neighbors and residents who wish to offer their own gestures of gratitude for Mitchell's music and art. Handmade signs, paintings and poems are popping up daily on a chain-link fence below SFJAZZ's tribute. SFJAZZ honored Joni Mitchell with a lifetime achievement award this year—an event she was planning on attending before she fell ill several weeks ago. Marshall Lamm from SFJAZZ says the center supports the community's interaction with their tribute. "Almost immediately after the unveiling, people spontaneously began attaching cards, flowers, and messages to the fence.
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