Two pieces by two Russian composers working a century apart, both a bit bombastic, loud, aggressive, and unsettling, not unlike the Russians themselves. Tchaikovsky’s , however, mixed melody in a sweeping, majestic flight of romance. Here is a link to a different performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AMmPNNPzyc Romance was totally missing in the piece by Shostakovitch.
Actor, director and producer LeVar Burton, star of such renowned projects as Reading Rainbow, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Roots, will be the featured speaker for the Fort Wayne Educational Opportunity Center’s 35th anniversary fundraiser on Wednesday, April 17.
“LeVar Burton has translated his movie and television fame into a passion for making early [...]Continue Reading →
Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives Brian Bosma appears to like dark, smoke filled rooms out of the public eye when it comes to legislation. In a letter written February 19th, Bosma explained his dissatisfaction with the Governor for not keeping his mouth shut on the Indiana budget, and Pence’s proposed tax cut. As a [...]Continue Reading →
I guess that’s what you get when you have a huge chorus on stage – their families. It was a night of cellphone interruptions, babies making strange noises, toddlers drooling in the lobby, children asleep on mom’s lap two seats over, a guy with a cowboy hat blocking the view and an occasional disharmonious ringing [...]Continue Reading →
Stunning. The Philharmonic concert last night was stunning. It was also moving. It was a treat to the sense, to the eyes and to the ears, but also to the heart.
The young violinist, Stanislav Pronin, a Muscovite who studied long at Indiana University’s renowned school of music, was breathtaking. If Mendelssohn is a god [...]Continue Reading →
There were four voting machines in the two precincts where I worked election day and they were constantly busy. Some 640 people voted. The regulars came, but so did people I had not seen before in my 10 elections at that polling station. And, they were determined to vote.
The precincts are north of Rudisill [...]Continue Reading →
nope, not written on the subway walls. Much easier to enjoy, no urine stained concrete or gum-encapsulated handrails.
The words of the prophets can be rented at your local Redbox.
I just watched it, will be returning mine in the next hour.
Why not invite some likely Obama voter from Ohio over to watch it [...]Continue Reading →
He will be missed, as will his unbiased and truthful reporting, and his defense of consumers with his ”In Your Corner” segment, which has returned over $100,000 to local consumers.
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The Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians, which is behind the Four Winds casinos in New Buffalo and Hartford, Michigan have their sights set on a possible casino inside South Bend’s city limits. The present Four Winds offer traditional table games, like Black Jack and poker, and a wide variety of slots.
You can practice for the [...]Continue Reading →
Read until the end, where we make our point.
It was a movie, protected under free speech, that the Obama administration blamed for the middle east riots. Those finding fault included not only Obama, but his press secretary Jay Carney and secretary of state Hillary Clinton, as well as others.
While radical Islam is on the [...]Continue Reading →