Malcolm Dalglish Presents Evening Of Music, Dance, Love — and Pie

  BY PAUL BICKLEY An evening filled with music, dance, humor — and pie — is in store for those attending the reprise of Malcolm Dalglish’s Love Songs for a Lasting World at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The show, first performed last year, is scheduled for the evening before Valentine’s Day, February 13, at 7 p.m., and celebrates not just romantic love, but what Dalglish calls the “multiplicity of love.” Dalglish, a veteran composer, director, and hammer dulcimer player, says the show was inspired in part by a solo hike he took on the John Muir Trail in California, and is his valentine to the Earth and a hymn for preserving it. “As men, we need to change our behavior, change […]

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Catching Up With … Malcolm Dalglish

BY MIKE LEONARD “An actor, a painter, and a musician wandered into the wilderness one day,” Malcolm Dalglish recalls with a laugh. It’s a setup with no punch line, however, unless you consider that the three men were hiking the 210-mile John Muir Trail in California last summer when the actor and the painter had to quit due to physical ailments they incurred along the way. That left Dalglish, the musician, utterly alone in the wilderness to finish a week’s worth of hiking and camping. “It was kind of an awakening, a kind of opening a window on the universe,” the longtime Bloomington resident says. “Being in the wide open spaces so distant from civilization, it makes you feel that […]

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