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Berkeley in Prague

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 08.27.2013 | San Francisco
Nancy Graham Holm

I've missed living in Berkeley but on Monday evening, sitting in Prague, I got to get close to her again. And I thought I would simply burst with pride.

Mozart Effect

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Some people nodded to the music, others had tears in their eyes. Some held hands and others looked knowingly at each other, as one sometimes does in a movie theater. I wished I could see the little bubble over each head with their thoughts.

Eternity in an Hour: Verdi's Requiem at Carnegie Hall

Victoria Martino | Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts
Victoria Martino

It was as if a common spirit held everyone in thrall, and it was perfectly natural and fitting to breathe an interior, silent, communal "Amen," before erupting into the tumultuous, appreciative applause that such a magnificent and memorable performance deserved.

An S&M Requiem at MMAC

Christopher Atamian | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

John-Mark Owen's Requiem must, I think, be viewed metaphorically -- as an almost Biblical battle between good and evil (shades of Cain and Abel), and between compassion and cruelty. And yes, an element of sadomasochism runs throughout the piece.

Weird Advertisements Bring Together Classical Music And Crime Scene Cleanup

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2012 | Weird News

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Who says beautiful music and blood spatter cleanup can't go together. When Ch...


Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The following is the transcript of Senator Edward Kennedy's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.