Hello, Discerning Performing Arts Enthusiasts and Gourmands!
Art on My Sleeve is a new gathering place for all I write about all the arts I love: theatre, dance, jazz, opera, orchestral and chamber music. Onstage, in concert, HD, CD, DVD, SACD, or Blu-ray. Bring it on. Even webcasts!
I’m hopeful that Art on My Sleeve will also become a gathering place where thoughtful readers will discuss the events and CDs that I’ve reviewed – and the issues I address in my commentaries.
My labors at Creative Loafing have been largely aimed at increasing readers’ awareness and appreciation of the Charlotte scene, with regular excursions to Broadway, off-Broadway, Lincoln Center, the Savannah Music Festival, and Spoleto Festival USA. Sleeve.net aspires to increase the amount of serious discourse about the arts scene in Charlotte and to raise the levels of passion, knowledge, and insight of all interested readers who visit.
It’s where I hope to learn at least as much from you as you learn from me. Preferably more.
Perry Tannenbaum has been covering the performing arts across the Carolinas since 1987. He has also acted onstage in productions by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, innovative Theatre, and Charlotte Repertory Theatre. Among the diverse artists he has interviewed, Tony Kushner, Beth Henley, John Guare, Maya Angelou, Dave Brubeck, Gary Burton, Lee Konitz, Joseph Papp, and Judith Jamison were the most memorable. Beside his regular coverage of the Charlotte performing arts scene for Creative Loafing, BroadwayWorld.com, and CVNC.org, Perry has been covering Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston for over 20 years and makes yearly pilgrimages to New York for his annual roundups of Broadway, Off-Broadway, opera, and jazz. His reviews, interviews, and features have appeared in American Record Guide, Backstage, Classical Voice North America, Dance International, JazzTimes, Stage Directions and TheaterMania.com.