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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008

Classical Preview

Throughout his life, literature stoked the fire that burned so brightly in the imagination of French composer Hector Berlioz (1803-69). Yet, while many might assume that it was Lord Byron’s “The Corsair” that inspired his concert overture of the same name, it was actually James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Red Rover...
Monday, Dec. 31, 2007

Milwaukee Loses WFMR

Icons are born because of the sparks they set off in us, the rich color they dab onto our spirit. They become a part of us, part of our identity. When we lose them, we also lose a part of ourselves. That’s how I view this year’s loss of Milwaukee’s only classical music radio station, WFMR, a true Milwaukee icon. And I know others feel the same. This loss is a sad commentary for a city that is trying to hail its quality of life.