A salute to taxpayers who support the arts

A salute to taxpayers who support the arts

Want to know what gratitude sounds like? Listen to the proud cacophony of nearly 900 string instruments swelling through a Performing Arts Center. Hear the capacity applause. Want to know what it feels like? Run your fingers over hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery, touch a lead-dusted sketch pad, lift a piece of fabricated metal. Want to [...]

An open thank you note to the people who taught my kids to sing

An open thank you note to the people who taught my kids to sing

In the span of five days, my son and his a ccapella group sang from a rickety river deck in Wisconsin's North Woods, for surprised patrons of the Washington Inn, to his grandma and our next-door neighbors in the living room of our house, and in University Hospital's ICU ward. They sing for the love [...]

We built this city on Rock and Roll

We built this city on Rock and Roll

With a simple, stapled songbook and some old campfire songs, retired choral director Mr. Jim Heiks and his merry band of rock star carolers told the story of music. We found them loosely grouped under a shade tree on a sunny Saturday afternoon, Cory Chisel, Langhorne Slim, and Hillary Reynolds, cheerfully singing children's songs as [...]