“Every time you complain, your irritability — like a virus — is neurologically picked up by every person who hears your voice or sees your face.” — Mark Waldman
When life gets scary and difficult, we tend to look for solutions in places where it is easy or at least familiar to do so, and not in the dark, uncomfortable places where real solutions might lie.” — Robert Maurer
Pianist Kirill Gerstein’s album The Gershwin Moment explores the unique musical persona and cultural legacy of George Gershwin (1898-1937) at a time when the composer’s synthesis of various styles is ever more culturally relevant and his music more widely appreciated in the nation’s concert halls. The album features Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in […]
Filmmaker Debra Granik comes Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about her latest film LEAVE NO TRACE, a gripping father/daughter story starring Ben Foster and featuring the stunning breakout performance of newcomer Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in […]
World-Renowned Singer, Songwriter Mohsen Namjoo comes Center Stage with Mark Gordon. Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian composer, singer, and songwriter. His unique music style resembles a patchwork of Iranian blues, rock, and folk. His song lyrics are a unique combination of classical Persian poems, his authentic compositions, and contemporary […]
Iranian singer and superstar Googoosh comes Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about her life in music and film, a career that spans six decades. Playfully dubbed “Iran’s Madonna,” Googoosh has performed on the international stage and headlined numerous music festivals alongside such notable artists […]