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This piece is written to be the intro for the Classical Music page for the Minneapolis/St. Paul region at Arts America. For anyone seeking high quality classical music experiences, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are sure to satisfy. Driven by long tradition, strong academia, and even state legislation, the people of Minnesota come… Continue reading MSP Classical Music Thumbnail

I know I don’t have time to write you now. A Sonnet.

In belated honor of Presidents’ Day, we collaborated with our friends last night to write a sonnet as though it were written by George Washington to his wife Martha in the year 1775. The idea came from some great lesson plan resources I found at the Mount Vernon website. Here is the basic idea for… Continue reading I know I don’t have time to write you now. A Sonnet.

Diagnosis: Happiness and Health due to Music and Merriment. Prognosis: [90 Years of] Happiness and Health due to Music and Merriment.

This is an old story for many of you, but I just learned about it a few minutes ago thanks to my brother. Francis and Marlow Picture this.  You’re at the clinic for a checkup, waiting for results, watching other patients enter and exit the lobby. You’d rather be somewhere else. Then some hooligans start… Continue reading Diagnosis: Happiness and Health due to Music and Merriment. Prognosis: [90 Years of] Happiness and Health due to Music and Merriment.

Tuba or Not Tuba?

Looking to make some quick cash? All you need is a mask, some mad lock-picking/cutting skills, transportation to Los Angeles, and a very large briefcase.  The black market has a place for you if you can bring it a tuba. Tuba theft is, once again*, on the rise. *This statement may not be, in its… Continue reading Tuba or Not Tuba?