Below is the cultural calendar and quotes from artists on money, as read during service. Enjoy!
Today is Sunday, April 29th, 2012. It is the 120th day of the year, with 245 days remaining. We are in the sign of Taurus. You tend to be delusional when it comes to romance.
Today is International Dance Day!
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
In 1910, The British Parliament passed the People’s Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
In 1967, after refusing induction into the United States Army, Muhammad Ali was stripped of his boxing title.
Also in 1967, Aretha Franklin released, “Respect.”
In 1968, the musical HAIR opened on Broadway.
In 1988, Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson were married.
Also in 1988, Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols were married.
In 1996, the musical RENT opened on Broadway.
And in 2011, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, married Kate Middleton, a commoner.
PEOPLE WERE BORN ON THIS DAY
Duke Ellington in 1899, Filmmaker Maya Deren in 1917, Celeste Holm in 1917, and she’s still alive! Tammi Terrell in 1945, Jerry Seinfeld in 1955. And get this, on this day in 1958, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eve Plumb and Daniel Day Lewis were born. Carnie Wilson in 1968. And, Uma Thurman in 1970.
PEOPLE DIED ON THIS DAY
Ludwig Wittgenstein died in 1951 and Alfred Hitchcock in 1980.
THINGS GOING ON ABOUT TOWN
- Mind The Gap Theatre presents adrenalin…heart, a 75-minute roller coaster account of an intense affair between a single mum and a reluctant drug dealer. Shows run April 26 – May 20 at Space on White.
- Sxip Shirey’s having a birthday bash at Joe’s Pub this Wednesday, May 2nd, with an amazing group of guest musicians and noise-makers, including Jonny Rodgers, Todd Reynolds, Rima Fand, Sarah Small and more.
- Daniel Zaitchik is back in town and will play Rockwood Music Hall on May 6th.
- The Talking Band presents The Peripherals, their latest play with music, which opens May 3rd here at Dixon Place.
- Peace Parade is a community art event that will be part of Figment, on Governors Island. To take part in the Peace Parade, attend an information session on Thursday, May 3rd.
- Our very own Kevin Dann is a historian, tour guide and troubadour, and he’s leading a walking tour of Occupy Wall Street on Monday, May 7th. 11 am. Meet on the steps of the National Museum of the American Indian (across from Bowling Green).
- Night of a Thousand Stevies, the extraordinary annual celebration of Stevie Nicks, is Friday, May 11th.
- And Dance Parade, the citywide celebration featuring over ten thousand dancers and more than 75 ethnic and dance genres will take place Saturday, May 19th.
ARTISTS ON MONEY
When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money. – Oscar Wilde
It is a sad fact about our culture, that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. – W. H. Auden
The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money. – Samuel Butler
My God! How terrible these money questions are for an artist! – Paul Gauguin
A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. WC Fields
I’d like to live like a poor man with lots of money. – Pablo Picasso
Poverty makes you sad as well as wise. – Bertolt Brecht
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. – Woody Allen
The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as ‘SoHo’ poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent. – Quentin Crisp
All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy. – Spike Mulligan
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. – Andy Warhol
I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain. – Rita Mae Brown
Making money ain’t nothing exciting to me. You might be able to buy a little better booze than the wino on the corner. But you get sick just like the next cat and when you die you’re just as graveyard dead as he is. – Louis Armstrong
I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.
– Marilyn Monroe
I’ve always found it very sanitary to be broke. – Orson Welles
The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it. – Edith Wharton
And, Maria Callas said – I don’t need the money, dear. I work for art.