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Kelly Belmonte
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Collaborating with the Muses to inspire, create, and illuminate
Collaborating with the Muses to inspire, create, and illuminate

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If the theme of comedy (in the oldest sense) is reconciliation and restoration, as Holly wrote in her piece about Thalia, then tragedy must be the opposite – a tale of the irreconcilable and broken. Therefore, in addition to being a great dancer and…

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I wasn’t sure if I would have anything to say about this month’s muse, Terpsichore, until I went for a walk on the beach this morning. What does the beach have to do with the goddess of dance and choral singing, you may be wondering. I will tell you. But…

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Dance like God is watching… and not amused By Doug Jackson There it was, a brief video clip buck-shotted all over the interwebs for everyone to see: Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump on the front row of Great Faith Ministries in Detroit,…

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Terpischore Has Her Way By Roslynn Pryor “Controooooool your body!” she, barely of school age, shrieked in self-righteous condemnation as her aunt, just a teenage kid, gyrated through the living room. The grownups laughed. It was cute in a little kid,…

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Of Hamlet, Hnakra, and Holiness By Doug Jackson In Greek mythology, Melpomene, the muse of tragedy, is the daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne, who personifies memory. The name literally means, “the melodious one.” So tragedy is God-impregnated memory that…

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HUMOROUS: Why I Want to be a Hip-Hop Dancer By Crystal Hurd The Bible tells us that David danced in front of the Ark of the Covenant, but the authors unfortunately do not provide us with further specifics.  Did he do the Jelly Roll?  The Electric Slide? …

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By Robert Rife On that rare occasion when comes a song that catches in your throat and your moistened eyes lift; your heart swells and your tongue cleaves in silence to the roof of your dry, gaping mouth, one can only listen… Music has wafted its way…

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By Andrew Lazo I’ve been trying to figure out what to say for weeks now. Nights. Mornings. And I’ve finally come to this conclusion: I can’t say anything. I can’t say anything, that is, without saying everything. How do I isolate a dozen moments, four,…

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A guest post by Sam Belmonte One of the reasons I like My Cat Jeoffry (by Christopher Smart) is that it reminds me of my cats, Lucy and Penny. (Sadly, Penny went over the Rainbow Bridge a few years ago.) Here’s a picture of Lucy and Penny together by the…
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