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Howard Hanson's vision of a musical America

Howard Hanson would have loved NPR's From the Top. 

He was a passionate educator.

In 1996, musicians all over the world paid tribute to Howard Hanson in celebration of his 100th birth anniversary. 

But whether he’s more important as an educator or as a composer is still up in the air.

The YouTube Symphony!

Snoring cat videos meet 21st-century classical music meet...Michael Tilson Thomas!  It's official: the YouTube Symphony has landed:

Jerry Springer: The Opera

The Jerry Springer show -- that mesmerizing, down-market, slugfest -- has inspired an opera, and the first reviews are in: it’s good.

In today’s New York Times, Ben Brantley writes:

“If the real “Jerry Springer Show” turns its rowdy, angry guests into objects of sneering sport, 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' sees them as figures of passion, whose impulses, however base, translate into song that reaches for the stars.”

Reach for the stars and read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/31/theater/31springer.html?_r...