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May 28, 2024 - Percival Everett, art in Seaport, and the Bachfest Leipzig

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About The Episode

Writer Percival Everett’s satire verges on prophecy.  He is prolific–he has written westerns, mysteries, thrillers, and collections of poetry.  

You likely recognize his name because of his book “Erasure,” the sardonic take on the  publishing industry on which the film “American Fiction” was based.

Everett’s latest  book, titled “James,”  is a retelling of Mark Twain’s  “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” from the perspective of Jim, the novel’s enslaved runaway.  Everett  joins The Culture Show us ahead of his event next week at  the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Then we discover an oasis of tranquility tucked away in the bustling Seaport district. Culture Show contributor Julia Swanson joins The Culture Show to talk about Eastport Park on D Street. Julia Swanson is a multidisciplinary artist and award winning photographer who is the creator  of The Art Walk Project, a series of self-guided micro tours.

Finally, it’s Bach to Basics. Emmanuel Music is only one of five ensembles in the U.S. to be invited to this year’s “Bachfest Leipzig,” a sprawling and prestigious music festival. Emmanuel Music’s artistic director Ryan Turner joins The Culture Show us to talk about this honor.