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  • 'O say' you can see the flag, manuscript of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' in one place

    WASHINGTON It's hard to sing and sometimes hard to remember. "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a challenge for even professional singers, who have stumbled over it at venues like the Super Bowl. But it is also the national anthem, the patriotic musical...
  • York High School poet: This is just the beginning

    York High School poet: This is just the beginning
    WILLIAMSBURG — Nanavale Toma told her fellow York High School graduates that she was going to be a scientist. No, a doctor. No, president. "No, I want to be an astronaut. Blast off into space, zoom away into the great unknown, brave an adventure...
  • Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015

    Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015
    Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the world premieres of two commissioned operas in 2015 as part of its Lyric Unlimited initiative to connect with a wider audience through the creation and performance of new works with broad appeal. The new pieces,...
  • Filthy, violent lyrics: Enough already!

    A whole lot of folks think it's cute to see young children twerking and singing along to sexually suggestive songs. They laugh. Maybe post a YouTube video of it. Not two-time Grammy winner Carvin G. "Ransum" Haggins. After visiting a beauty salon in...
  • Film Review: 'The Butterfly's Dream'

    Purportedly Turkey's most expensive film production to date, "The Butterfly's Dream" offers a glossily romantic take on a story at least loosely derived from real life. Its subjects are Muzaffer Uslu and Rustu Onur, two aspiring provincial poets who...
  • Charles Wright named new U.S. poet laureate

    The Library of Congress announced Thursday that Charles Wright is to be the 20th U.S. poet laureate. Wright, who had previously been approached about the position but demurred, will begin his term in September. “I’m going to try to pull up...
  • AT&T's U-verse Tries to Lure Subscribers By Warning of Comcast-TWC Merger

    Getting in a dig at competitors Comcast and Time Warner Cable and their impending merger, AT&T's U-verse has sent postcard mailers to prospective customers by warning that "the two cable companies with some of the poorest overall customer satisfaction...
  • AT&T Expects DirecTV Deal to Cut TV Programming Costs by At Least 20%

    AT&T shed more light on the cost synergies -- and new revenue opportunities -- that it expects to realize through its takeover of DirecTV, including shaving down programming costs by 20% or more. The telco has said it expects to save $1.6 billion per...
  • By sharing her life's story, Maya Angelou gave strength to others [Commentary]

    By sharing her life's story, Maya Angelou gave strength to others [Commentary]
    I was listening to a local radio news program when I heard the anchor say that Dr. Maya Angelou had passed. To make sure the report was accurate, I called a friend, who knows her through a close friendship with Angelou's grandson. She confirmed what I was...
  • Former Lyric chief to advise San Diego Opera

     Former Lyric chief to advise San Diego Opera
    William Mason, the retired general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, has been named to the newly created position of artistic adviser to the embattled San Diego Opera, the company announced Friday. The appointment, for a duration yet to be finalized...
  • Michael Feinstein is keeping the standards alive

     Michael Feinstein is keeping the standards alive
    Perhaps the most concise way to summarize Michael Feinstein's work over nearly 30 years as a prominent keeper of the flame for the Great American Songbook is to say that the Great American song title that least applies to him might be Duke Ellington and...