The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates literature in music

EVANSVILLE – Saturday’s excellent concert by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra featured a consortium of local artistic forces. The EPO performed in its pre-COVID fullness while, in the semi-scenic production of the musical staging of Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the orchestra’s choir members accompanied sopranos Tiffany Choe and Andrea Drury as …

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Professor Martín Espada shares his poetry and passion for social justice at 2021 Commonwealth Honors College plenary lecture – Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Students discover the world of social justice through the creative work of the Puerto Rican poet On October 15, University of Massachusetts English professor Martín Espada explained to students the importance of standing up for social justice and how their ideas can change the world. Espada captivated audiences with an …

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Some surprises at the 2021 Nobel Prizes

Maria Ressa is the first Filipina to win the Nobel Prize. Photo – Eloisa Lopez / Reuters It is not surprising that the only woman awarded is María Ressa, one of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates. By Melba Castillo A. (Confidential) HAVANA TIMES – Every year it is interesting to …

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Sunday Reading: Critics of Classical Literature

In 1981, British critic VS Pritchett published a review of Salman Rushdie’s second novel, “Midnight’s Children,” a political satire about a boy born in India as the country moved from colonial rule to independence. Rushdie sidesteps the typical feints of historical fiction and creates a crisp, allegorical vision of a …

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