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Corigliano’s “AIDS Symphony,” 25 Years Later

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By the time John Corigliano presented his First Symphony in 1990, America had witnessed years of hate speech directed at those most vulnerable to AIDS. AIDS patients lived in fear of persecution. Their right to privacy was pitted against a perceived threat to public safety, while research and public education were only just beginning to make inroads against the disease.

A Grande Dame, Dame Kiri at Ravinia

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Skypes with composer Jake Heggie from her home in England

When she made an appearance on Downton Abbey as the turn of the century opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, producer Gareth Neame told “The Telegraph” the whole crew rushed to hear her sing, “It was the sight of all these tough electricians and grips and all the people you see on a film set with tears

Sir Georg Solti, Federico Fellini, Jerry Garcia – I LOVE MY JOB

STUDS TERKEL TURNS 100 May 16th ALL Studs, ALL day. 98.7 WFMT Chicago/wfmt.com

Bear Down!

I was all of two years old when the Bears captured their last Super Bowl win–as a result, every Chicago-area kid with the ability to speak was taught the words more…