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  • Pink Martini set to shake and stir BSO gala

    Pink Martini set to shake and stir BSO gala
    When he was 13, Thomas Lauderdale's world in Portland, Ore., opened up wide. That was when the future founder of the ensemble called Pink Martini saw the 1946 Rita Hayworth film "Gilda" for the first time. "I loved the 1940s glamour and all that,"...
  • Seraphic Fire gets 'Ave Maria' on Billboard chart

    Seraphic Fire gets 'Ave Maria' on Billboard chart
    Remember last week’s digital campaign by the small, Miami-based choral group Seraphic Fire to get its new album, ”Ave Maria: Gregorian Chant,” an unlikely spot on the Billboard chart? It worked. The list released Thursday has “...
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  • Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac

    Uglier, sadder and dumber? You're probably an insomniac
    Sleep deprivation makes people look unattractive and sad, according to a small study in the academic journal Sleep. That should seem obvious to anyone who’s ever looked at themselves in the mirror after skimping on sleep, but the analysis is...
  • This Loh is riding high

    This Loh is riding high
    How do starfish stay cool out of water? Why do certain kinds of music give us the chills? Which makes more of an impact — a full beer bottle or an empty one? This isn't tomfoolery — each question is rooted in the scientific world and...
  • New thrillers

    New thrillers
    The Kill List By Frederick Forsyth, Putnam, 352 pages, $27.95 Frederick Forsyth — who as a writer of thrillers is certainly an old warhorse — creates a protagonist who steps forward to take on a heroic task in the war on terror. He's a...
  • WHRO presents Restaurant Week beginning Sept. 15

    WHRO presents Restaurant Week beginning Sept. 15
    WHRO is presenting its first Restaurant Week from Sept. 15-22. Chefs are being asked to showcase the dishes of a celebrity chef from a PBS or NPR program that has inspired them. They’re also donating 20 percent of their proceeds to the  public...
  • Literary links for 9/11

    When America was attacked on 9/11, it seemed as if words might fail. But in trying to understand that tragedy and what it meant, words have served us well. Here are some literary links for the 12th anniversary of those attacks in 2001. "Every year I...
  • Mayo on WLRN 91.3 FM radio show Friday

    Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing as a guest on The Florida Roundup radio show today on the local NPR affiliate, WLRN-FM (91.3). The show airs from noon-1 p.m. Topics: Rick Scott's anti-tax 'listening tour,' budget season for local government...
  • NPR seeks to reduce staff by 10%, names Paul Haaga Jr. acting CEO

    NPR seeks to reduce staff by 10%, names Paul Haaga Jr. acting CEO
    Facing a deficit, NPR is reducing staff.  The public radio institution said Friday that it is introducing a voluntary buyout plan to its employees to reduce its workforce by about 10% as part of a two-year plan to balance its budget.  The organization...
  • NPR moves weekend edition of 'All Things Considered' to L.A. area

    NPR moves weekend edition of 'All Things Considered' to L.A. area
    NPR listeners may notice some new sounds starting Saturday. The radio institution has moved the weekend version of "All Things Considered" to its Los Angeles-area building in hopes of expanding its news scope outside of its hometown, insular Washington D....