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What Can A Deaf Composer Teach Hearing Impaired Kids About Music? - More Than You Might Think

Published 15.01.2015
Even casual fans of classical music know of Ludwig van Beethoven’s deafness.  But could his hearing loss actually have been his greatest advantage as a musician? Maybe so, says Leif Ove Andsnes, the highly acclaimed Norwegian pianist touring the...

Is Peace Coming To The Middle East?  Not So Fast, Says Lawrence Wright

Published 07.01.2015
Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright has just published a thrilling, compulsively readable account of the 1978 Camp David accords titled Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David.   The New York Times named the...

Here’s To A Better And Peaceful New Year

Published 30.12.2014
Our poor old world lurches from crisis to crisis: Ebola.  Ferguson. Syria. ISIS. So New Year’s most welcome.  Let’s start again With peace on earth and goodwill toward men.   Putin and Ukraine; a nuclear Iran. We can’t even get out of...

Am I The Only Parent Who Thinks Today’s Homework Load Is Insane?

Published 04.12.2014
            A long time ago, I was a kid.             And when I was a kid, I played.             There was some homework.  I did it, or I put it off until the next morning and raced to get it done before school, but somehow there was plenty of...

Is That Legendary Ballet Edward Villella Choreographing Ice Skating?  Yes, It Is!

Published 02.12.2014
So it’s Saturday night, date night, and I’m looking for somewhere fun to take my wife.  Then I see there’s something called Ice Theatre of New York.  And The New York Times has called it one of the 10 best cultural experiences in New York City....

Ode To Thanksgiving, 2014

Published 26.11.2014
I could decry the stores that open on Thanksgiving Day, Or how, among the young, antisocial media holds sway, Ferguson’s cry for justice that the system will not heed, The millions in our country who will spend the day in need.   The House of...

50 Years Later, Peter Yarrow Still Asks, “When Will They Ever Learn?”

Published 17.11.2014
Peter Yarrow has every right to be disappointed with our war-torn world.   At 76, however, he remains hopeful that things can improve and that he—and music—can still be the catalyst for change. “I see us bouncing from one policy to the next,”...

A Seventh Edition Of The Mother-Daughter Book Club?   If You Can Wait Until 2016, Author Says

Published 23.10.2014
Mother-Daughter Book Club fans, rejoice.  Heather Vogel Frederick, author of the erudite and beloved series of novels for and about girls who love to read, has reversed her decision to end matters after six volumes and will publish the...

Rendez-vous With Art by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford - A Book Review

Published 21.10.2014
Imagine if you had all the time, money, and knowledge of art to fly around the world, visit museums, galleries, and churches in the company of the world’s top art critics, and then describe what makes great works of art—ones with which most...

The Smoking Crater Theory of Civil Liberties

Published 04.10.2014
After 9/11, the U.S. Congress put together a bill called the Patriot Act, a grab bag of goodies the intelligence community had long craved. The intent was to remedy problem areas in the gathering and use of intelligence on our enemies at home...

Are There 5 Reasons to Stick With Major Publishers? No, There Are Zero Reasons

Published 14.07.2014
A HuffPost blogger with expertise in publishing suggests there are still  5 reasons to get a deal with a New York publisher: partnership; quality; legitimacy; distribution; and advances. Respectfully, there aren't five reasons to go with New...