This Saturday, 200 buglers will assemble at Arlington National Cemetery to begin playing "Taps," a call written 150 years ago this year.
Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva, a bugle player, says he started out as a Boy Scout bugler at about age 12. He went on to study trumpet at the Peabody Conservatory before being accepted into the United States Air Force Band — where one of his duties over the next 23 years was to sound that call at Arlington National Cemetery.
J.D. Salinger famously refused to sell the film rights to The Catcher in the Rye, saying it was "unactable." It's true the subtleties of such great novels can get lost in translation. But I thought I'd take a look at three of my favorite novels that have never made it to the multiplex in wide release. Each of these will transport you to another time and another place.
On Friday February 3rd, Kara had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Everett McCorvey, Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble. He and the Ensemble were conducting Choral workshops and masterclasses that week, culminating in performances held at Asbury United Methodist Church. Dr. McCorvey spoke about the definition of and continued relevance of American Spiritual music. Click this link to hear a streaming version of the interview.
American-born piano virtuoso Ivan Ilic has just released a CD of Godowsky's transcriptions of Chopin's etudes... for the left hand alone. Considered some of the most difficult works in piano repertoire, Ilic has made the rare release of the entire 22 work set of works. Released Wednesday in Paris, not yet released here in the U.S., Kara Dahl Russell had a laughter-filled chat with Ivan about the works, the life of a musician, and a philosophy of art... and life.
Salisbury. MD – The Nanticoke Native American tribe held their 34th Annual Powwow near Millboro celebrating their culture and a new federation with the Lenape tribes of Delaware and New Jersey. A look at their history and culture.
Salisbury, MD – Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, stars of NBC's "Today" program, are making an appearance July 26th in Rehoboth Beach, DE. They chat about their show, their books, and their connection to our area.
Salisbury, MD – Delmarva Public Radio has lost two of its own this month. Program Director Pam Andrews who has been at the station since its inception is retiring and General Manager Gerry Weston is moving on to a station in Massachussetts where his family lives. We look back at their time at the station.