Sally Chapman, professor of chemistry, joined the Barnard faculty in 1975. She is an activist and advocate on behalf of young women wishing to pursue careers in the sciences. In 2009, Chapman won the College’s Excellence in Teaching Award. It was a chance encounter.” You bet: An insider tells us Lieberman had just left the loo . Meanwhile, with the Libby conviction further tarnishing Cheney, Democratic conspiracy theorists are wondering whether the veep’s recent blood clot might not be the beginning of an early exit strategy. But one conservative Republican told us: “Let’s hope not.
Irving, Texas. August 22, 2017 Keep Irving Beautiful annual and KIB Awards ceremony was held on Monday, August 7 at the First Baptist Church of Irving. The Fellowship Hall was filled with the beautiful music of harpist Becky Scherschell as the 151 guests were greeted and signed in by volunteers Sandy Franco, Chuck Kirk, Elouise McMillian, and Chandler Ude.
Less still, that more than sixty years later, the dust would be blown off her song collection, firstly in 2013 with the release of her own recordings, and now by The Unthanks, who believe her work is extraordinary enough to rank alongside and independently of her brilliant son, Nick Drake.The Unthanks have teamed up with Molly Drake’s daughter, the actress Gabrielle Drake, who along with being an invaluable and generous guide to Molly”s work, recorded her mother”s poems for The Unthanks to set to music.So taken were the band by her performances, and by how she brought the poems to life, making them her own as well as serving her mother’s words, that Gabrielle is truly given centre stage for parts of the record, with The Unthanks setting spoken word to music, rather than turning the poems into song.”I really do feel it might be our best work,” writes pianist and producer Adrian McNally.”And the reason at the heart of that I think is because it is perhaps the best work we have worked on. Molly’s writing and Gabrielle’s performances are tools of great precision and truth.At the same time it has been hard, partly because her writing is so sharp and the music so deft it”s like driving a Ferrari for the first time you”re all over the road before you learn how to harness it. Our most rewarding Diversion so far perhaps.”The fourth volume in their Diversions series, The Songs And Poems Of Molly Drake was conceived before the band had reached the end of their first listen to Molly”s music.The fourth volume in their Diversions series, The Songs And Poems Of Molly Drake was conceived before the band had reached the end of their first listen to Molly”s music.Hearing a woman, a mother, from that time, expressing the struggle between darkness and light, so beautifully, with such artistry, confidently, and yet kind of from behind closed doors, is as compelling a listen as we”ve ever experienced.Never intended for public release, Molly Drake”s recordings were of limited sound quality, made by amateur enthusiast and husband, Rodney Drake.In a climate where films, stories and music are being rehashed for spurious repeat exploitation, if ever a body of work actually merited reappraisal and fresh presentation, surely the work of Molly Drake is it.There is no crusade intended on behalf of Molly however.