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October 28, 2017

Besides being excellent vocalists and musicians, choral singers have to be great team players. 

Everyone has to know his or her strengths and weaknesses (and self-knowledge can be so elusive!), and contribute accordingly.  In performance, some lead in providing imp...

October 13, 2017

Our American culture is famously and proudly individualistic, partly a reaction to and flight from the oppressive class systems of the Old World.  We should surely be grateful for the great leap of faith, strongly influenced by John Locke's utilitarian individualism, t...

October 7, 2017

In The Merchant of Venice, Portia exclaims, seeing a light burning in her hall, “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” 

The light known as Fanny Lou Hamer was born 100 years ago today in Montgomery County, Mississippi, t...

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