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The One Item From Home I'd Take With Me To Mars

Mohammed Sallam | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Mohammed Sallam

I became a promising classical violinist by the age of 10. Two years later I joined the orchestra, and then I became leader of the orchestra. Glamorous, neat, classy, we toured everywhere playing classical music in opera houses. I loved it, but with every concert my "little dream" of becoming an astronaut was fading away without me even realizing.

Former Obama White House Chief Releases Record (the Musical Kind)

Roxane Assaf | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.

Global Challenges and Blah Blah Blah

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.

The Long And Lonesome Journey Of A Stolen Stradivarius

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a c...

Award-Winning Violinist Finishes Father's Piece That Nazis Broke Up

AP | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

RAANANA, Israel (AP) — In 1933, the promising young Jewish-German violinist Ernest Drucker left the stage midway through a Brahms concerto in Cologn...

When Music Restores Faith in Humanity

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Let's face it -- the news is depressing. This is nothing new, and it isn't likely to change any time soon. Therefore, it's always refreshing to come across a story that manages to uplift, in spite of connections to difficult issues in both our past and present.

Daily Meditation: Take Action

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Concertos of Jaffe, Tower, Albert and Rouse

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

In this article I discuss a number of wonderful recent concertos. This is not to suggest that the composers of these works haven't written many other meritorious pieces in other genres.

Women and Self-Defense

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Miri Ben-Ari

As International Women's day approaches, here is my conversation with Karl Romain on this subject with some insights for the ladies out there that would like to be able to defend themselves...

Ladies, 10 Tips for Discrimination at Work

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Miri Ben-Ari

Here is a list of 10 tips that I found to be effective and I hope that could be useful if you ever find yourself in a situation like that, you should always refer to an attorney for legal advice.

Students Perform Concert With 9-Year-Old Violinist Day Before Her Brain Surgery

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.09.2015 | Good News

The show must go on -- and this young student's fellow musicians made sure it did. Sophie Fellows, a 9-year-old from Colchester, Vermont, was play...

WATCH: 7-year-old Violinist Hopes To Bring Peace Through Music

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.07.2014 | Black Voices

Meet Leah Flynn, a pint-sized violin prodigy with a heart of gold. At just 7-years-old, Leah has become an extraordinary violinist whose recorded ...

Jack Fry's Triumphant Einstein! Premieres in Hollywood

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Shifting from autobiography to biography, Fry breathes fresh life into one of history's greatest minds (much like Val Kilmer's brilliant channeling of Mark Twain) with the funny, touching, and intimate, Einstein! at Hollywood's Lounge Theatre Fridays and Saturdays through November 22.

Can Money Buy Everything?

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I know it is not an easy decision to cancel such a major event that impacts so many people, including myself. I am sure that all Nobel Peace Laureates scheduled to attend this summit would have loved to celebrate their achievements next week in South Africa.

Lights Go on Part XXI: Now

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I love "Now." I didn't always -- used to look into the future a lot, then in the past a lot -- then somehow, "Now" and the power it brings with it, ...

Name One Thing in Your Life That Throws You Out of Balance

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Miri Ben-Ari

I would like to invite you to check yourself during the course of one day and see what situations throw you out of balance and how they affect you, your life and your surroundings. Some people spend their precious time interfering the balance of others, for the sake of being "right."

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

Actress/Singer MacKenzie Porter Is on AMC's Hell on Wheels

Ilana Rapp | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Ahhh, the gorgeous MacKenzie Porter. MacKenzie is a self-starter who has entertainment in her genes. Music, acting and I'm sure there will be something else she takes on during her career!

Astoria Characters: The Guys With the Great Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.21.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

People stop and stare and hold their babbling babies up to the wrought-iron railing. It's not every day you see a koi pond on Ditmars Boulevard. Or a garden that looks as though it outgrew Architectural Digest.

What I Learned From My Dad

Andrea Meyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Andrea Meyer

His slight inaccessibility was probably a big part of what made my sister and me adore him as he did. He was good-looking, smart, talented and hard-to-get -- what more could a young girl want?

These Violinists Broke Out In Musical Protest On The Tarmac After Being Booted From Flight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.29.2014 | Good News

Forget snakes. On this plane, it's violins that have people treble-ing. Seriously. Musicians Nicolas Kendall and Zach De Pue were kicked off a U...

Lindsey Stirling: The Phenom with the Violin

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marcus T. Wright

Nominated for a Billboard Music Award in the same category as Lady Gaga and Daft Punk. Shined in a harmonious duet with John Legend. Closing in on 4....

The Sound of Music in Slovakia

John Feffer | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
John Feffer

The break-up of Czechoslovakia was generally amicable. Two-third of everything went to the Czech Republic and one-third to Slovakia, the formula based on the relative populations.

What's Your Story?

Stuart Gunter | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Stuart Gunter

So, Chris, what's your story? I'm an auricular raconteur and sonic archeologist. I listen to old 78s that were recorded before our parents were born,...

You Won't Believe What This $15 Thrift Store Purchase Is Worth

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.09.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

You might call it shopping. My husband thinks it's hoarding. I call it gambling. And I'm addicted.