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How soprano Rosa Ponselle went from the small town of Meriden, CT to the Metropolitan Opera

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A seemingly medieval castle overlooks the town of Meriden, Connecticut, where crystal waterfalls tumble down stony hillsides. Roads wind through panoramas of color that seem to stretch into endless natural splendor. This is where the great soprano Rosa Ponselle, whose voice has been described as one of the “most beautiful of the century,” was born.

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5 Things for music lovers to do in Chicago this week

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Whether you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit or just want to hear some great music, there’s something for everyone this week in Chicago. Acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham returns to Chicago to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Finnish conductor John Storgårds leads performances, and makes his debut with the Orchestra in a program that also …

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Thanksgiving recipes from Michelin-starred chef Bruce Sherman, paired with 5 pieces of classical music

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Chef Bruce Sherman of Michelin-starred North Pond Restaurant shared his favorite holiday dishes and what music pairs perfectly with them. Below find a few of Chef Sherman’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes – including a delicious way to put your leftovers to good use – and his suggestions for the best music to serve on the side. Bruce Sherman shared his favorite seasonal drink for …