MusicFestNW 2008

From Willamette Week’s MusicFestNW 2008 Guide:

Trio Subtonic:

[FUNKY JAZZ] In the spirit of Medeski, Martin & Wood, Trio Subtonic’s Galen Clark, Jesse Brook and Bill Athens almost always manage to inject a healthy dose of funk into their jazz experiments. The Portland trio’s style also has a diverse range — drawing from influences as diverse as Brazilian traditional rhythms and the turntablist wizardry of DJ Papercuts. Continue reading

American Booksellers Association (ABA) on “China Projects”

A short review from the ABA’s Bookselling This Week:

Great Ancient China Projects: You Can Build Yourself by Lance Kramer, Steven Weinberg (illus.) (Nomad Press, $14.95, 9781934670026 / 1934670022)
“Vocabulary, timelines, and sidebars are included in a fun, hands-on approach to educating young readers about ancient China. Cook egg noodles, make an instrument, create a kite, learn feng shui …what a fun book! Use it on weekends, holidays, and vacation to keep kids busy and having fun.” –Lori Peters, Wild About Books, Clearlake, CA

“China Projects” in Willamette Week

The very wonderful Whitney Hawke was kind enough to make a cool mention of my book in the latest edition of Willamette Week. If you’re in town this weekend, stop by and check out the reading!

From Willamette Week, 8/6/08:

For kids, learning about ancient China has always been a total snooze…until now! Author and WW freelancer Lance Kramer’s interactive children’s book,Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself, aims to engage kids in more than 20 hands-on projects that educate youngsters about ancient Chinese society and its influence on contemporary culture. Continue reading