Arts Express: Blood Rising Over Juarez

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Blood Rising: Northern Ireland meets Mexico and film meets art, in the paintings and cinema of Irish artist Brian Maguire created portraits of the slain in Juarez these many years, the homicide capital of the world. And his painting depicted an act of solidarity with the forgotten and voiceless. Maguire is on the line to Arts Express to talk about his current NYC joint exhibit of paintings with his film, Blood Rising.

Truce: The anti-war movement in the streets across this planet is a never ending struggle. But what if enemy soldiers facing each other on the battlefield simply stopped fighting and refused to kill each other. Which is what actually happened for a brief moment during WWI, and what is known as the Christmas Truce. A play opening at Theater For The New City re-imagines this idea, with Truce: A Futuristic Musical For Peace. Mary Ann Miller reports.

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Poetry Corner: Daisy Fried reads from the works of the late political poet, Maggie Jaffe in Continuous Performance, from Red Dragonfly Press. Referencing Lenny Bruce, Jean Seberg, Bertold Brecht, Van Gogh, Mayakovsky, Kafka, and the scent of gardenia over Hollywoodland.

Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.