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Carl's Morning Quiz: American composer Morton Gould was born on this date 100 years ago in New York. A child prodigy, his first composition was published at age 6. He began his career conducting and arranging music for radio program. He also wrote for Broadway and for films. He won a Grammy for his 1966 recording of Ives’ 1st Symphony with the CSO and later won a Pulitzer Prize in music. His commissions and awards fill pages. During WWII, Gould wrote an orchestral score titled American Salute. On what song is American Salute based? Answer >>
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[LIVE Broadcast, Tuesday at 7:15] Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus has a fairy tale quality (although it's most decidedly adult). Set in the perfumed world of Imperial Vienna, the maestro in the middle for Lyric's production is the dashing, young American Ward Stare. more...
Chicago’s loss is the capitol’s gain, Deborah Rutter has taken a new post as President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It is difficult to measure the impact this affable, unassuming (though tough as nails) woman has had on the city of Chicago. One has to dig and reflect, because she more... more...
CYSO music director has some interesting insight into the minds of young musicians: "Things that would be automatic for a pro, such as knowing which instruments have the primary melody or the leading rhythm, require explanation and rehearsal. However, once the young people more...
[Saturday at 11:30 AM] The 2013-2014 season of broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera gets underway this weekend with a revival of the Vegas-style Rigoletto. Of course, in radio it's more about the music than the neon staging, but this production glows just as brightly with a couple of Chicago favorites: Ryan Opera Center alum and Evanston native Matthew Polenzani, who sings the Duke, and Dmitri Hvorovstovsky more...
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Tens of thousands join world leaders at a rainswept memorial for South Africa's Nelson Mandela, with Barack Obama hailing him a "giant of history".
Comic Relief will carry out a "full review" after claims millions of pounds were invested in funds with shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms.
The boss of Domino's Pizza - who criticised UK immigration laws - should pay his staff more if he wants to recruit extra workers, a minister says.
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