Entries by Michael J. Solender

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The Artistry of Spirit: Jazz Pianist Claire Ritter

Like the junction of several challenging words in the Sunday Times puzzle, the intertwined pursuits of Charlotte musical artist Claire Ritter require careful sequencing in order to occupy just the right space on her busy palate. Possessing more talent than can be confined to a singular label, Ritter’s artistic travels involve composing, teaching, performing, and […]

Chapbook Published BY FOC Press

I’m thrilled to find my short story and poetry chapbook, Last Winter’s Leaves,  published by Full Of Crow Press. An introspective look at a challenging period, this collection of micro-flash fiction and tiny prose poems was a joy to write.

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White Christmas The Musical Builds Upon Classic Song

There is perhaps no other American song in history that has played a more iconic role in modern popular culture than “White Christmas.” Penned by a Russian/Jewish immigrant Irving Berlin, “White Christmas” had a starring role in at least three celebrated Hollywood films. Making its debut in Holiday Inn, the tune also received airtime in […]