Jane Monheit tonight
Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit is singing at The Outpost tonight. Read Mel Minter’s story about her here.
V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012
Show Me the Way to Go Home
Toni Morrison’s tale of siblings searching for solace has character but lacks resolution
Like pretty much everything else she's written, Morrison's most recent novel is a work of historical fiction deeply ingrained in social injustices. Home’s story revolves around brother and sister Frank and Ycidra (aka "Cee") Money, who grew up in the destitute shantytown of Lotus, Ga. It was a place where, as Frank says in one of the book's many internal monologues, "There was no goal other than breathing, nothing to win and, save for somebody else's quiet death, nothing to survive or worth surviving for."
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
Photo courtesy of Jan Monheit
A Master’s Voice
Jane Monheit brings “home” to Albuquerque
If voices could be bought and sold the way that, say, violins are, Jane Monheit’s instrument would likely command a pretty price. Few can match her silky, sensual sonority, which bathes the ears in pure acoustic pleasure. Makes you want to fill up an entire bathtub with that sound and take a full-body soak.