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Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

Stage Door: Maestro, The Trial of an American President

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

West Side Story and On the Town, lauded TV teacher of the Young People's Concerts, Bernstein was a phenomenon. And Hershey Felder brings his remarka...

How You Vote Every Day Without Realizing It

David Donnelly | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
David Donnelly

There you are at the checkout aisle in your grocery store. You are killing time looking at your smartphone when you see it in the corner of your eye: your two favorite celebrities are cheating on each other.

Why Failing Orchestras Are the Problem of Every American

David Donnelly | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
David Donnelly

You may have heard this story before: classical music is in decline, music education is so important, but why should you care? Failing orchestras create severe economic, social, and cultural repercussions for our nation as a whole. This is very much your problem.

New Documentary Sheds Light On The Uncertain Future Of Classical Music

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

Can we divine the future of classical music? Amidst the falling popularity of orchestras and the financial instability of historic institutions, the d...

Concert Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Lisa Mirza Grotts

As a former music major, classical music is emotionally overwhelming for me. So naturally my experience is spoiled when a performance is interrupted by a cell phone ringing or someone unwrapping candy.

It's About the Music, Stupid!

George Heymont | Posted 10.11.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

With so many people listening to music through earbuds, I frequently wonder if any of them have a library of music resting within their memory that they can access without the help of an electronic device.

Felder as Bernstein in Maestro: Fine Fusion of Biography, Music

Leo Stutzin | Posted 08.10.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Felder handles the story's many moods with grace and versatility, usually sitting at the piano and blending his words with virtuosic playing of pieces by Beethoven, Mahler, Wagner, Grieg and others, and naturally by Bernstein.