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A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
The Chicago Public Schools, the Silk Road Ensemble, the Humanities Festival, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Citizen Musician, "cultural entrepreneurship" — Yo-Yo Ma has a way of filling his plate during his now-...
NEW YORK – With the final blasts of brass and percussion at the end of Respighi's "Feste Romane" rattling Carnegie Hall to its foundation, Riccardo Muti ended the American leg of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's October tour in triumph Friday night....
Consider some of the things that have bound our nation together: Universal postal service at a flat rate, whether you live in Santa Monica or Sitka, Alaska. Interstate highways, built with taxpayer funds and free of tolls. Regulated phone and electric...
Florida lost its lieutenant governor this week, meaning a whole bunch of ribbon-cutting gigs just opened up. Other than that, most folks won't notice a difference. Still, a few thoughts: •What a pitiful way to go out. Years ago, former House...
L.A. NOWSanta Barbara City College on Tuesday was awarded the Aspen Prize — a prestigious award recognizing high achievement among community colleges....
L.A. NOWThe L.A. mayor's race took a sharply negative turn as City Controller Wendy Greuel accused rivals Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry of lying about her record to distract from their own spending of taxpayer money on wasteful travel and perks....
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe president of Valencia College, Sandy Shugart, will serve on a panel focusing on job creation during the Republican National Convention next week. Shugart was picked for the panel, which will feature a number of high-ranking officials from across the...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelJill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a roundtable discussion at Valencia College this morning that focuses on the nationally-recognized partnership that Valencia has forged with the University of Central Florida to help...
World NowMore than half a century after the United States began dousing Vietnam with Agent Orange, it is about to begin cleaning up one of the most contaminated spots left over from the war....
Sun SentinelBroward College will find out Tuesday whether it’s the recipient of an award for the nation’s top community college, and the $1 million prize that goes with it. The Aspen Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based education policy group, named...
In my Wednesday column, I wrote that President Obama and most leading members of Congress know what a solution to the fiscal crisis looks like; they just can’t get there from here because they don’t trust one another much. Obama is trying to...
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