What’s that creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? Let’s make 2014 the year to make it happen.

As 2013 drew to a close, we asked you to declare your creative New Year’s resolution; we heard from more than 300 people ready to write, compose, build, dance, and perform. We’ll follow four people throughout the year:

      → Mike, composer

      → Adrienne, painter

      → Julie, comedian

      → Gabriel, musician

Send them your advice — and cheer them on!

We hope their creativity and ambition is contagious.

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Mike Doughty's "Revelation: A Rock Opera"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Listen to and watch the world premier of Mike Doughty's rock opera, and the culmination of his creative resolution for 2014.
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See Mike Doughty's "Revelation" Live

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Join Studio 360 in The Greene Space for the world premiere of a rock opera based on The Book of Revelation written and composed by singer songwriter Mike Doughty.
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Mission Accomplished

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December Update: I had no idea how I'd get here, but persistence, serendipity, and the support of a lot of good people brought about results that exceeded my hopes.
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Indie Rocker Mike Doughty Tackles the Book of Revelation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mike Doughty’s plan was simple: adapt the Bible’s Book of Revelation into a rock opera. In one year. How did he do?

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New Year’s Resolution: Form a Band, Play a Gig

Thursday, December 04, 2014

All year, we’ve been following Gabriel Walker’s progress in his creative resolution to form a band. Now the real test is coming up: their first performance.


DIY Mermaid

Monday, December 01, 2014

Jolene Oldham from Ringwood, New Jersey, resolved to "build a realistic mermaid tail out of silicone rubber and swim all the way around the island of Manhattan."
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In the Home Stretch

Friday, November 28, 2014

November Update: It's been surprising to discover that singing doesn't appeal to me as once it did. Playing guitar and writing songs has my undivided attention and I'm good with that.
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A Painter Makes Peace with Working in the Kitchen

Friday, November 14, 2014

Adrienne Ognibene responded to our call for creative New Year’s Resolutions with the goal of rediscovering her painting and drawing skills. Suddenly she’s a blacksmith?


New Year’s Resolution: Comedy Is a Dream Deferred, For Now

Friday, October 03, 2014

One of our listeners made a creative resolution to make 2014 the year she returned to stand-up comedy. The verdict? There’s always 2015. 

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Changing Jobs, Changing Seasons

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Despite a new, demanding job, Adrienne Ognibene is sticking with her creative resolution of painting and drawing throughout 2014.
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Hello Louisville!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Update: I finally made it to Louisville! I am living at the OPEN Gallery — an artist live/work space, gallery, and performance venue. Soooo good for my creative soul.
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Mike Doughty Goes to Hell

Friday, July 11, 2014

Composer and indie rocker Mike Doughty made a New Year’s Resolution to kickstart a long-delayed project: writing a rock opera based on the Book of Revelation. How’s it working out so ...

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Music and Lyrics

Monday, June 30, 2014

June Update: I’m excited to report that Jenrose Fitzgerald and I are working on mostly original material. I am feeling more confident about singing and trusting of my voice. I am cont...
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Happy Birthday

Sunday, June 29, 2014

June Update: Today is my birthday. I am 54. I don’t feel like laughing. I don’t feel like making YOU laugh either. I want to make you think, deeply, but maybe not so seriously.
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Finding the Theme

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June Update: It's crazy to think that we are approaching the halfway mark of this year. I have, finally, settled on a theme... I am going to do a seasonal painting of foliage and the...
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Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Friday, May 09, 2014

One of our listeners, Gabriel Walker, made a New Year’s resolution to kick his music career into a higher gear. His biggest step: moving from a tiny town in Kentucky to the richer mus...

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Smiling Through the Pain

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

May Update: They say laughter is the best medicine, and I'm sure it can be except when you've just had your abdomen sliced open. Waking up every morning and laying there trying to see...
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How to Compose Psychedelic Earthquakes

Monday, April 14, 2014

April Update: I finished a cut of the text, and, I have to say, I’m surprised that I didn’t have to get rid of much. Generally, I amalgamated angels — there are maybe two dozen indivi...
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Rediscovering My Musical Language Skills

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April Update: I tried to contact my singing voice only to find it had moved, and left no forwarding address. Having tracked it down, I find it now resides in a much smaller abode....
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New Year's Resolution: Canvas In The Kitchen

Friday, March 21, 2014

What’s the creative project you’ve been meaning to get done? Adrienne Ognibene, from Takoma Park, Maryland, resolved to complete six paintings and twelve large-scale charcoal drawing...

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