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Mad Virtuosity: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube – New York Times

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Advertisement that decisive moment Image Joyce DiDonato, left, as Adalgisa, with Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of “Norma” at the Metropolitan Opera.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times Our critics and reporters offer a glimpse of what’s moved and delighted them on YouTube. Read the rest of our classical music coverage here. AT 4 minutes 12 seconds Anthem Alternative As controversy storms around athletes kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” it is…

Paul Rodriguez, Motion Picture and Television Sound Executive, Dies at 65 – Variety

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Motion picture and television sound executive Paul Rodriguez died Sept. 26 in Los Angeles following a brief illness. He was 65. As President of South Lake Audio Services and Vice President of Audio Services and Development at Roundabout Entertainment, Rodriguez oversaw post-production sound for projects including HBO’s “Westworld.” “Paul will be remembered for the energy, wisdom, and true dedication he gave to the sound industry,” said Tom McCarthy, President of…

What It’s Like to Hear the Same Piece of Music for 19 Hours – New York Times

Saturday, September 30, 2017

There was no green room at the humble Pocket Theater in 1963, Mr. Wolff later told me. They had some pillows backstage, he said, but the event was casual. Some players even left at one point to have dinner in Chinatown. Photo John Cale, in front on the piano bench, and John Cage, behind him, at the piano during the 1963 performance of “Vexations” at the Pocket Theater in New…

HHS Secretary Tom Price resigns amid criticism for taking charter flights at taxpayer expense – Washington Post

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Tom Price, President Trump’s embattled health and human services secretary, resigned Friday amid sharp criticism of his extensive use of taxpayer-funded charter flights, the White House said. The announcement came shortly after Trump told reporters he considered Price a “fine man” but that he “didn’t like the optics” and planned to make a decision by the end of the day. By that point, the president had already received Price’s resignation…

The US Virgin Islands are struggling to recover from the storms, too – CNN

Saturday, September 30, 2017

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Restoring Those Old Liner Notes in Music’s Digital Era – New York Times

Saturday, September 30, 2017

For a Bob Dylan song, the app shows vintage photographs of Greenwich Village, news clippings and links to related artists (like Martin Scorsese, who directed the Bob Dylan documentary “No Direction Home”). The goal is to present fans with a web of educational “rabbit holes” to explore. Photo TunesMap co-founders Erik Loyer, center left, and G. Marq Roswell, center right, inside the company’s office in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Credit Kendrick…

Mad Virtuosity: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube – New York Times

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Advertisement that decisive moment Image Joyce DiDonato, left, as Adalgisa, with Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of “Norma” at the Metropolitan Opera.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times Our critics and reporters offer a glimpse of what’s moved and delighted them on YouTube. Read the rest of our classical music coverage here. AT 4 minutes 12 seconds Anthem Alternative As controversy storms around athletes kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” it is…

What It’s Like to Hear the Same Piece of Music for 19 Hours – New York Times

Saturday, September 30, 2017

There was no green room at the humble Pocket Theater in 1963, Mr. Wolff later told me. They had some pillows backstage, he said, but the event was casual. Some players even left at one point to have dinner in Chinatown. Photo John Cale, in front on the piano bench, and John Cage, behind him, at the piano during the 1963 performance of “Vexations” at the Pocket Theater in New…

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigns after criticism for taking charter flights at taxpayer expense – Washington Post

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tom Price, President Trump’s embattled health and human services secretary, resigned Friday amid sharp criticism of his extensive use of taxpayer-funded charter flights, the White House said. The announcement came shortly after Trump told reporters he considered Price a “fine man” but that he “didn’t like the optics” and planned to make a decision by the end of the day. “I’m not happy, I can tell you that. I’m not…

NJ Puerto Ricans say island is desperate, organize their own donations – Asbury Park Press

Friday, September 29, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Steven Levine, owner of the Windmill Hot Dogs, has partnered with business owners and volunteers across the county to collect supplies for victims of Hurricane Maria. Wochit Buy Photo Deedee Montanaro, who runs the Hispanic Women’s Resource Center in Asbury Park, is collecting donations for Puerto Rico and Mexico at her office. She has family on the island.(Photo: STEPH SOLIS/ASBURY PARK PRESS)Buy Photo Days after…

Meet the Air Force general who delivered a powerful lesson in leadership – Washington Post

Friday, September 29, 2017

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria had an important message for U.S. Air Force Academy cadets at a moment of crisis. Five black cadet candidates at the academy’s preparatory school in Colorado Springs had found racial slurs written on the message boards on their doors. Silveria, who took over as the school’s superintendent in August, urged cadets to reach for their phones. “I want you to videotape this so you have it, so you can use it — so that we all have…

What the State Department Warning on Cuba Means for Travelers – New York Times

Friday, September 29, 2017

But some travel organizers on Friday said that the State Department’s advisory exaggerated the dangers posed by the sonic attacks, which are not known to have affected any ordinary travelers. Colin Laverty, president of Cuba Educational Travel, which has organized student and tour groups to the island for several years, said the advisory was unwarranted. “The U.S. government has a responsibility to make clear to U.S. travelers that Cuba continues…

Senate Imposes Nov. 13 Deadline on Tax Reform – NBCNews.com

Friday, September 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Senate Budget Committee released the text of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution on Friday, a critical first step for Republicans to move forward with tax reform. The budget gives Republicans in both the House and the Senate a deadline of Nov. 13 to release legislative text on tax reform. The GOP unveiled a broad outline on taxes this week but still have the difficult work of…

20 new music releases to jump-start your fall playlist – EW.com (blog)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW’s music team chooses some of the essential new tunes. From Shania Twain’s first album in 15 years to Miley Cyrus’ stylistic switch, here are some of the week’s most noteworthy releases. Got Spotify? Stream all of EW’s picks by following our playlist (embedded below) for this week. 1. Shania Twain, Now The…

Mad Virtuosity: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube – New York Times

Friday, September 29, 2017

Advertisement that decisive moment Image Joyce DiDonato, left, as Adalgisa, with Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of “Norma” at the Metropolitan Opera.CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times Our critics and reporters offer a glimpse of what’s moved and delighted them on YouTube. Read the rest of our classical music coverage here. AT 4 minutes 12 seconds Anthem Alternative As controversy storms around athletes kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” it is…

The Music in Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War Is Remarkable. Here’s How It Was Chosen. – Esquire.com

Friday, September 29, 2017

When the first notes of The Beatles’ “Let It Be” ring out in the closing minutes of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 10-part, 18-hour documentary The Vietnam War, you’d be forgiven for letting out a disappointed sigh. You’ve heard the song, which Paul McCartney plucked from a dream about his dead mother, countless times. The feelings it evokes in you are well-trod territory. And yet, within just a few seconds,…

Getting relief supplies to Puerto Rico ports is only half the problem – Washington Post

Friday, September 29, 2017

Three days after Hurricane Maria clobbered Puerto Rico, the Crowley shipping company opened its San Juan terminal and switched on its computers. When the port opened at 8 a.m. the next day, the shipping firm delivered 500 containers of commercial goods. Three of its managers had to cut their way out of their homes to get there. Four days later, those containers and others filled with goods for stores such as…

Elon Musk says his next spaceship will not only take you to the moon and Mars, but from NY to London in 29 minutes – Washington Post

Friday, September 29, 2017

For years, Elon Musk has been focused on building a colony on Mars. That’s why he founded SpaceX in 2002, and it’s been the driving force behind the company ever since. But during a speech in Adelaide, Australia, on Friday morning, Musk said he has dramatically expanded his already-outsize ambitions. In addition to helping create a city on the Red Planet, he said the next rocket he intends to build could be…

The Music in Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War Is Remarkable. Here’s How It Was Chosen. – Esquire.com

Friday, September 29, 2017

When the first notes of The Beatles’ “Let It Be” ring out in the closing minutes of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 10-part, 18-hour documentary The Vietnam War, you’d be forgiven for letting out a disappointed sigh. You’ve heard the song, which Paul McCartney plucked from a dream about his dead mother, countless times. The feelings it evokes in you are well-trod territory. And yet, within just a few seconds,…

These wireless noise-canceling headphones from Porsche Design and KEF are pricey but last 30 hours – The Verge

Friday, September 29, 2017

German lifestyle brand Porsche Design and British audio company KEF have released a new set of wireless noise-canceling headphones that feature a solid 30-hour battery, called Space One Wireless. They cost £350 (about $470) and feature active noise-canceling technology, Bluetooth aptX, 40mm drivers, and a cable with mic for optional listening without battery drain. The companies claim the headphones will last 30 hours even with Bluetooth and active noise canceling…