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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Pittsburgh orchestra CEO strikes chord for women, youth

    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's new president and CEO will be the youngest person and first woman to hold the position. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced the hiring of 43-year-old Melia Peters Tourangeau (tor-ON-go) on Monday. She'll...
  • Marquis Hill, George Freeman complete Chicago Jazz Festival lineup

    Marquis Hill, George Freeman complete Chicago Jazz Festival lineup
    Trumpeter Marquis Hill, saxophonist Chico Freeman with guitarist George Freeman, saxophonist Jane Bunnett and drummer John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet will play the 37th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Sept. 3-6 at Millennium Park and the Chicago...
  • BSO to perform concert for peace in West Baltimore after Freddie Gray unrest

    BSO to perform concert for peace in West Baltimore after Freddie Gray unrest
    After a successful, quickly arranged concert for the community performed outside Meyerhoff Symphony Hall last week after riots erupted in response to Freddie Gray's death, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is taking its musical message into the heart of...
  • REMIX V benefits CSO

    REMIX V benefits CSO
    Glenview residents Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trustee Scott Santi and wife Nancy Santi, a CSO Women's Board member, with CSOA President Jeff Alexander were among the guests at "REMIX V: Red Hot," a benefit for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra hosted by...
  • Eric Jacobsen to lead Orlando Philharmonic

    A member of the New York-based string quartet Brooklyn Rider has been named the artistic director of the Orlando Philharmonic. Eric Jacobsen was named Monday as the head of the Orlando symphony after a two-year search that included four other finalists....
  • Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra 2015-16 season

     Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra 2015-16 season
    Broadway star Davis Gaines, a graduate of Orlando's Edgewater High, will perform with the Orlando Philharmonic next season. The orchestra unveiled its 2015-16 lineup Monday, after announcing Eric Jacobsen as its new music director. Jacobsen had a hand...
  • To break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore, fix the culture of poverty

    To break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore, fix the culture of poverty
    Neighborhoods matter. That's the upshot of two fascinating new studies from Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues. In the 1990s, the federal government launched an experiment, called the Moving to Opportunity project. It created a lottery...
  • Eric Jacobsen new music director of Orlando Philharmonic

    Eric Jacobsen, known around the globe for his work with cutting-edge string quartet Brooklyn Rider and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is the new music director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. "It's a great honor that a musician of his caliber is joining us,"...
  • Knight Foundation picks 2015 finalists

    Knight Foundation picks 2015 finalists
    The Knight Foundation on Monday selected 73 ideas as finalists for this year's Knight Arts Challenge, the annual grant created to reward South Florida-spun arts projects. Broward and Palm Beach racked up six finalists, including prominent art spaces Art...