Charlie Castleman is leaving the Eastman School of Music, but not before talking with us.
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I just got off the phone with John Schaefer for today's edition of Pick 3 on WNYC's "Soundcheck." The challenge: pick three brand new musical releases that you love.
March 8. 2011 marks the centenary celebration of International Women's Day. Each March 8, for the last 25 years, I have programmed a veritable festival of women in music. I did this for rock, I did it for jazz, and these days, with the help of interns from the Eastman School of Music's Arts Leadership Program, I do it for classical.
Although I usually discuss Matters Musical, I thought today I'd take a detour...straight into the kitchen.
We raise our children, and try to guide them down a path. Then light dawns on Marblehead. They already had it all figured out.
I was sitting on the sofa, suffering through shingles. I finished the NY Times crossword puzzle, read some of Patricia O'Connor's The Origin of the Specious, watched an episode of Judge Pirro. Looking for further distraction, I fired up the first season of The West Wing. As the pilot started, with that impossibly beautiful song playing over the opening credits, it struck me: where have all the theme songs gone?