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Laurette Lovell

Laurette Lovell

Laurette Lovell arrived in Tucson with her family from California at the age of thirteen. The budding artist responded positively to the vastness of the landscape and the richness of the desert flora, as well as the romantic Spanish missions, Papago women and Apache warriors. However, she was particularly inspired by the ollas, or clay pots, crafted by the Tohono O’odham people, and began to decorate them with intricate scenes of ancient ruins and missions, Native American figures, and detailed desert scenery.
A Song For You

A Song For You

By Jon Griffin ©2008 I realize that two of the greatest singers of Leon Russell songs are both dead. Is it my melancholy mood? Can you tell me who the singers are? I will tell you: Karen Carpenter and Donny Hathaway. It is unbelievable that two of the greatest singers of all time both sang the go-to versions of a classic Leon Russell song; A Song For You.  As they … Continued
Guantanamera: A Film By Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio

Guantanamera: A Film By Tomas Gutierrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio

This was the last movie by the master of Cuban film director Tomas Gutierrez Alea (who already had lung cancer when he started this film). He also enlisted the help of a young protoge, Juan Carlos Tabio, who co-directed the movie with him. Tomas, also called Titon, was probably most famous for his 1993 movie Fresa y Chocolate or in English, Strawberry and Chocolate. Guantanmera was made in 1994.