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  • New Duke Ellington Bio Offers New Insights Into The Jazz Giant

    New Duke Ellington Bio Offers New Insights Into The Jazz Giant
    Duke Ellington was — in addition to being a genius and a charmer — something of a B.S. artist. That's one of the character traits that comes through in Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, the fast-moving, well-balanced and astonishing new...
  • Should Children Be Allowed On Social Networking Sites?

    Should Children Be Allowed On Social Networking Sites?
      We asked students and teachers at Windham Center School how they felt about kids going on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. It really comes down to safety versus freedom, meaning the freedom for kids to be on social networking sites...
  • A Hot Rod Life

    By Andrea Wojcik More than 60 years in the automotive service industry makes Don Gallant a walking history of the street rod scene on the Berlin Turnpike. Gallant's enthusiasm and ingenuity have played a key role in shaping Connecticut’s hot rod...
  • Muslim Weddings

    Muslim Weddings
    Most people know the traditional wedding vow couples take, but for many of the millions of Muslims in the United States, that’s not the case at all. In fact, the whole Muslim wedding experience is completely unconventional. More than 1 million...
  • CSO's Martha Gilmer leaving to take San Diego post

    CSO's Martha Gilmer leaving to take San Diego post
    The San Diego Symphony's announcement Thursday that it has hired Martha Gilmer, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's vice president for artistic planning and audience development, as its new chief executive officer, steps up the pressure on the CSO...
  • Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days

    Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days
    The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
  • U. of I. evolves as it adjusts to huge increase in international students

    U. of I. evolves as it adjusts to huge increase in international students
    Linda Fotzler bought the Armory House, a private dorm on the University of Illinois campus, in 1973, the year after she graduated. The students who lived there were predominantly men, and there was quite a bit of partying. Her current challenge is...
  • Conductor Harding says he paid a price for being 'obnoxious' youth

    VERBIER Switzerland (Reuters) - British conductor Daniel Harding was an assistant to Simon Rattle before he was 20 and became the youngest person ever to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic, but says he has paid a price for being "an obnoxious 22-year-old"....
  • N.Y.'s Met Opera, unions extend talks for 72 hours, lockout delayed

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera agreed to extend negotiations with its labor unions for 72 hours, preventing a threatened lockout at the nation's largest performing arts organization, the Met said late on...
  • TICKET BOX: 5 Seconds of Summer at Susquehanna Bank Center, George Thorogood at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown, Kenny Rogers at Penn's Peak and 55 more shows

     
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. 5 Seconds of Summer George Thorogood and The Destroyers 40th anniversary show at Allentown's Miller Symphony Hall, Kenny Rogers at Penn's Peak near Jim Thorpe and 5 Seconds......
  • Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met
    In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...