Category Archives: Music

“We can never build a view like this!”

If your job required you to spend most of the year on the road, where would you want to spend your summer down-time? For one hard-working family, that meant somewhere cool, a place with beautiful pastoral views, clear mountain air … Continue reading

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Between Sesame Street And 97 Orchard, Stop for Sputniks and Shakes, Catacombs and Chrome

To some, taking a holiday from the neighborhood means hopping a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood, but as Billy Joel sings, we were in a New York state of mind. We didn’t take a Greyhound on the Hudson … Continue reading

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See What Happens When You Give A Librarian $100

Leave it to a librarian to come up with an idea so good that Dayton, Ohio will celebrate it all next year. Linda Clatworthy was head librarian at the Dayton Public Library from 1905 to 1913. Her library had sponsored … Continue reading

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Where Hearing The Tröndlin Is Concerned, Two Wrongs Finally Make A Right

Denial. Bewilderment. Self-punishment. Repetition. These are the four characteristics of regret, Kathryn Schulz, the New Yorker staff writer and author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, explained in this 2011 TED talk. “How could I have done … Continue reading

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Stretch Your Fingers And Your Appreciation Of Music Under A Tinted-Glass Ceiling

Three more hours in Philadelphia until I had to leave for the airport. Do I squeeze in lunch at City Tavern and dessert at the Franklin Fountain? How about running through the just-opened Museum of the American Revolution? Or should … Continue reading

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Meet At The Eagle To Hear A Grand Organ Recital

He’s hefty, hails from Frankfort, Germany, and has 5,000 feathers. After flying in from being on view in the German arts and crafts exhibit at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, this 2,500-pound bronze eagle landed in the Grand Court of Wanamaker’s … Continue reading

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Anyone Visiting Tullie House Might Well Fancy They Have Dropped Into A Dream Of Fairyland

When William Morris saw thrushes stealing strawberries from his garden at Kelmscott Manor, he was inspired to create one of the most iconic designs of the Arts and Crafts Movement: “Strawberry Thief.” Morris created the pattern around 1883, and it was the … Continue reading

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