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Music of "The Book of Mormon" in Chicago

My husband got me the CD of"The Book of Mormon."Now I studied it very carefully and enjoy it more even though I said  that “The Book of Mormon” was a huge disappointment for the music inmy musical review.

When I saw the musical, one thing really surprised me was the size of orchestra in the theater. It was a really tiny space compering other musical orchestra boxes. In the teather, the conductor had the first piano, and there was the second piano in front of the conductor, some brass instruments, wind instruments, (I waved at a flute player during the intermission) and very simple electronic equipment. At first I guessed that the musicians used both the recording piece and live orchestra.

Today, the Book of Mormon's homepage posted interestingYoutube video clipsof music episodes. The composers created music to play only nine musicians to sound like a full orchestra. I love their Eco-quality-concept! And I really understand that how important it is to create a great and sma…

Alessandra Simmons' Blog - "Filed Study"

Alessandra Simmons, a former editor of Indiana Review, interviews poets and writers who live and work outside academia. She interviewed me last week and posted the article inher blog.

Past interviewees are:
Abdel Shakur:fiction writer and ninth grade english teacher.
Angela Narciso Torres:poet, mother, ditor of RHINO.
Ellis Felker:poet and greeting card company owner.

"Naoko Fujimoto: poet, artist and the Japanese machine industry"
By Alessandra Simmons

"I met Naoko at a poetry reading in an Irish pub in South Bend, IN. After the reading, we learned that we both lived in Chicago and decided we should meet in Chicago next time and save ourselves the two hour drive. She is a dazzling poet and in this interview shares a lot of insight into a writer’s life. You can find out more about Naoko and her writing and art on her blog..."
Read more: *Click*

Chicago French Market - Best Falafel at Presto

One of my favorite places to have a lunch is the French Market at Ogilvie Transportation Center. My husband and I try a new lunch spot every time we stop by the market. I had Medeterranian lunch at Cafe & Grill Presto. They fried falafel when they got my order, So the falafel were so fresh and crispy along with the fluff inside. Their cucumber salad and rice were perfectly flavorful side dishes.    





How to visit French Market * Click* 

Musical Review "The Book of Mormon" in Chicago

My birthday surprise gift from my lovely husband was two tickets to“The Book of Mormon.” The musical was created by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. They are famously known for creating the TV show, “South Park.”

The story was about two young Mormon missionaries being sent to a village in Uganda from Salt Lake City. Elder Price wanted to go Orlando, FL— he thinks that Orlando is the most wonderful place, like an Earthly version of Paradise—and does not like his clumsy partner, Elder Cunningham. When they joined a team in Uganda, they found out that the team had not baptized any single local villager yet. While Elder Price got frustrated and tried to leave, Elder Cunningham got nervous and made up some of his own passages to relate the book to the locals (who believe having sex with a virgin cures AIDS), like “Do not fuck babies, fuck frogs instead”. Meanwhile, Elder Price has a nightmare with Hitler and the Devil dancing while Jeffrey Dahmer fucks his father. Without giving a…

NEW ART - Spring Floral Spatula

"Spring Floral Spatula"

Size: 7 x 5'' (17.7 x 12.7 cm) Postcard size 
Paper: Bristol's acid free, heavy weight for finished artwork Medium: Rembrant's soft pastels, color pencils, and pens
Fixative: Winsor & Newton's protection for pastels & pencils

Frame: Not included
The frame is not included; however, you will have the opportunity to match a frame with your house's decorative theme.

Alessandra Simmons' Blog - "Filed Study"

Alessandra Simmons, a former editor of Indiana Review, interviews poets and writers who live and work outside academia in her blog. Currently she has three poets to interview:

Abdel Shakur: Fiction writer, and ninth grade English teacher.
Angela Narciso Torres: Poet, mother, and editor of RHINO.
Ellis Felker:Poet and greeting card company owner.

The interviews are interesting.

Naoko's Art Shop on Etsy

Celebrating on February 13th, 2013, I opened my little art shop on Etsy. Etsy is a website for artists to sell their original, handmade, or vintage products. There are so many beautiful and interesting shops by respectful artists. So far, I posted only one piece; however, eventually I am going to list several more. I am still accepting orders and requests through email like I have been for a while. 
Please kindly welcome my shop on Etsy!  *Click Here!* 


"Spring Has Come!"
Size: 7 x 5'' (17.7 x 12.7 cm) Postcard size  Paper: Bristol's acid free, heavy weight for finished artwork Medium: Rembrant's soft pastels, color pencils, and pens
Fixative: Winsor & Newton's protection for pastels & pencils

Frame: Not included
The frame is not included; however, you will have the opportunity to match a frame with your house's decorative theme. 




"Love You"
Size: 7 x 5'' (17.7 x 12.7 cm) Postcard size
Paper: Bristol's acid free, heavy weight for fi…

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Did you have a good Valentin's day?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Size: 7 x 5'' (17.7 x 12.7 cm)Postcard size
Paper: Bristol's acid free, heavy weight for finished artwork Medium: Rembrant's soft pastels, color pencils, and pens Fixative: Winsor & Newton's protection for pastels & pencils

Frame: Not included The frame is not included; however, you will have the opportunity to match a frame with your house's decorative theme. 

NEW ART - Spring Has Come!

Click Here! Now my art is available on Etsy!   Click Here!

Size: 7 x 5'' (17.7 x 12.7 cm)Postcard size  Paper: Bristol's acid free, heavy weight for finished artwork Medium: Rembrant's soft pastels, color pencils, and pens
Fixative: Winsor & Newton's protection for pastels & pencils

Frame: Not included
The frame is not included; however, you will have the opportunity to match a frame with your house's decorative theme.