Let’s just say the music at the Philharmonic last night was superb, as usual. Let us add that the guest soloist was five-star. And, the spoken-word praise of Lincoln was very, very moving.
Now, to the Jumbotron or whatever the Philharmonic calls the three panel video screen system suspended from the rafters near the front [...]
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Back in March of 2012, David J. Kuker, (corporate profile) an attorney with Faegre, Baker Daniels, LLP was shot, when he supposedly encountered a man in his garage. Kuker could not provide a description because the gunman sprayed mace, or some other substance in his face.
Then about 6 weeks later, Jeffrey Goeglein, another [...]Continue Reading →
Anticipated Common Core Vote Fizzles in Legislature
After nearly 30 hours of testimony in three Summer Study Committee hearings, select legislators from both House and Senate education committees were expected to make some kind of recommendation on the subject of Common Core Standards. When it came to making that recommendation yesterday, the committee was apparently [...]Continue Reading →
Yes, he said that today, see actual quote below.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) asked why Senate Democrats would want to fund the National Institutes of Health to “help one child who has cancer” Wednesday when asked that question by CNN reporter Dana Bash.
DANA BASH: You all talked about children with cancer [...]Continue Reading →
Yesterday, a group of WWII vets arrived in Washington at the World War II Memorial via one of the many Honor Flights, only to find it barricaded, supposedly due to the government shutdown. With the help from a few legislators who distracted the park rangers, they took down the barricades and got in anyway.
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There was a along, raucous, three-curtain standing ovation at the end of last night’s Fort Wayne Philharmonic performance. People stomped, people cheered, shouted, bravoed and a sort of cheering wave started on one side of the hall and rolled across to the very opposite aisle. You could have sensed the energy was there from the [...]Continue Reading →
I know I’ve been AWOL from the blog for a while, but fear not, I have a planned comeback in the near future. I just thought this was worthy of posting here, I just posted it on Facebook. Read on:
On this Labor Day, I’ll be thinking of the oppression the Occupy Wall Street scumbags [...]Continue Reading →
It is clear from reactions to the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage that many Americans do not understand the public purpose of marriage.
Marriage has a public and a private purpose. The public purpose of marriage is to unite men to women and both to any children they produce. Governments recognize marriage because it [...]Continue Reading →
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. Continue Reading →
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 →