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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra And Musicians End Contentious Contract Dispute
by Tom Huizenga on September 24, 2019 at 2:04 pm
The battle between management and musicians, which reached a low point with a June lockout by management, ended Monday with the ratification of a new one-year contract.
Remembering The 'Fast And Furious' Music Of Christopher Rouse
by Tom Huizenga on September 23, 2019 at 6:39 pm
Conductor Marin Alsop and composer Nico Muhly recall their friend and colleague who wrote deeply expressive music.
Why Is American Classical Music So White?
by Tom Huizenga on September 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm
Early American composers could have shaken off their European sound and mined the rich trove of African American music. They didn't. And one historian believes we're worse off because of it.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra And Musicians Continue To Clash As New Season Approaches
by Tom Huizenga on September 10, 2019 at 4:34 pm
After nearly a year, the 103-year-old orchestra's musicians and management are still at odds over a new contract. Its new season is scheduled to begin on Saturday.
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New England Nor'easter Storm Shuts Power Off For Hundreds Of Thousands
by Paolo Zialcita on October 17, 2019 at 5:13 pm
A powerful and intense coastal storm has pummeled several states with heavy rain and strong winds, downing power lines and trees in Maine, Massachusetts and other states.
Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good
by Daniel Charles on October 17, 2019 at 4:52 pm
The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.
Phoebe Bridgers And The National's Matt Berninger Team Up For 'Walking On A String'
by Stephen Thompson on October 17, 2019 at 4:42 pm
Recorded for the soundtrack to Netflix's Between Two Ferns: The Movie, "Walking on a String" is a gorgeous vehicle for two voices that pair up perfectly.
Trump's Miami Golf Resort To Host G-7 Summit
by Brett Neely on October 17, 2019 at 4:42 pm
The decision is sure to renew debate about President Trump's unprecedented decision to maintain ownership of the Trump Organization after taking the oath of office.