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With four new blogs on interactive.wxxi.org (besides this one), we're launching into some very interesting new territory. As we continue to get more interactive blogs launched, we'd like you to tell us your ideas, too!
What kinds of topics would you like to see discussed in more depth? Who would you most like to see writing and interacting here on the new/future WXXI website?
Use the comments on this post to tell us what you think. You can sign up for an account first if you'd like, but at this time, you don't need to.
Welcome to the first installment of our blog for parents! You may be asking yourself, "Why have a blog for WXXI parents and families?" To share, of course! Each week I will pass along a few websites, books, music, tidbits, events or just fun facts that you, as parents, may find useful and (hopefully) interesting.
Up first.....October is Fire Prevention Month. Do you have a fire plan for your home and family?
Hello from the top of The New York Times! We got a tour of the new building today from editors and staff. The view is spectacular. I have much to relate to you. But I'm beyond tired. Walking through the glittering canyon of Times Square completely sucked the life out of me, so I'll keep this short. I know you've been waiting to hear what Times music critic Anthony Tommasini said about my review of the Mahler symphony.
Your tax dollars are being put to good use. The NEA Institute is relentless. I'm still in NYC at the music conference at Columbia University. I've seen three orchestras in three days. Cleveland. The New York Philharmonic. (I was pleased to note that the tenor in last night's concert, Anthony Dean Griffey, is an Eastman grad.) London.
Missing the afternoon local news and traffic reports?
I cried at the end of Mahler's Symphony No. 2.
I heard the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Franz Welser-Moest in Carnegie Hall.
I'll post my review below. Remember, it's an assignment for the NEA institute I'm attending at Columbia University. I don't really know what I'm doing.
Tonight, I saw Handel's Agrippina at New York City Opera, and I have to tell you, a desperate 2008 U.S. presidential hopeful would be reassured to have an Agrippina working behind the scenes. Part Karl Rove, part Machiavelli, the real Agrippina manipulated the Roman political scene to gain the throne for her infamous son, Nero. She maneuvers, she plots, and she truly existed.
Did anyone see it at Glimmerglass?
NEA Institute Day 2
Monday, October 15
My head is spinning.
I absorbed hours and hours of debate about music in classes that spanned topics from the newspaper industry to music theory. There's way too much to cover in a short blog, so I'll skip to my favorite bits.