When you stop to think about it, how often have you played (or even heard) a piece of music by anyone other than the stereotypical dead (or living) caucasion composer? There are hundreds of works out there by highly talented and respected black composers and musicians but aside from jazz music, can you name even a single one? On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article by Richard Greene titled "Muting some notable work ." This brief essay lays out in simple terms this very fact, and that black classical composers are getting a raw deal as a result.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Two years ago a bus crash in Wisconsin left five people dead and dozens more injured as a semi-trailer truck rolled itself on Interstate 94, later being hit by the oncoming school bus filled with students and chaperones returning from a band trip. After years of waiting and over thirty criminal charges being levied against him, the truck driver finally heard the jury's verdict. In a back and forth battle where the prosecutor accused the truck driver and the truck driver accused the bus driver, the final decision was rendered after only four hours of deliberation. What was the verdict? Read on to find out!
In other news, teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are in some cases going on months without a paycheck. This massive school district has some massive problems.