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Archive for May 17, 2013

Mahalia Jackson and Studs Terkel

Mahalia Jackson, 1962

Little “Halie” Jackson was a singer for as long as she could remember, but some folks at church didn’t think so. In fact, they were troubled by the liberties she took with the good old hymns. When her mother died, the care of 5-year-old Halie and her brother, Peter, went to extended family. There were thirteen of them, living in a three-room home

Postcards from Russia – Farewell to Matt! – Part 11

Matt Honegger, Northwestern University, Class of 2014, with Maestro Gergiev in Moscow, Russia

When my fellow Northwestern University students, Keryn, Zack, and I (Bridget Rodino) arrived in Moscow, we were greeted by some familiar faces, which included Cydne, Matt, Professor Weil, and his wife, Vivian Weil. Alas, Matt Honegger’s trip was nearing its end. I had never been out of the United States, so Matt had a lot of great suggestions and advice.