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  • Alice Coltrane “Om Shanti”

    Have a listen to this beautiful soaring track by the late Alice Coltrane, “Om Shanti,” appearing on Luaka Bop’s forthcoming collection entitled World Spirituality Classics, Volume 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda.

  • Ring Them Bells

    On December 31 at midnight, the New Year is welcomed in Japanese Buddhist Temples with 108 bell chimes …

  • John Cage

    Live the Mystery

    The first time I heard of John Cage was in the early 90s. I was in my early teens, and was just beginning to discover. mostly through books and art, that there was a much larger world …

  • Happy New Year!

    This beautiful photograph by Julius Shulman, “Woman and the Ocean,” taken in 1930 not only epitomizes the music of Fado, the heart wrenching sorrowful melodies of Portugal, it also paints the feelings…

  • Patti Smith

    One Book Opens Another: Patti Smith’s “Just Kids.”

    When I started reading Just Kids, I realized that music was going to take center stage. …

  • Benedict W., "David Mancuso at The Light," 2008

    The King of Clubs

    It was a brutally cold and rainy October afternoon as a group of party goers head up 16th Street in Manhattan bracing themselves against the cold. Their destination is a place called…