Girls in the Village

Girls in the Village
Girls in the Village

Thursday, October 18, 2012

'Night of Too Many Stars' shines on one who's not

'Night of Too Many Stars' shines on one who's not


This was truly inspirational! This little girl rocks!!!

A Balance of Stories

This is an inspiring Ted Talk by Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie about the danger of a single story. She says that, "The single story creates sterotypes, and that the problem with sterotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story." A single story emphasizes how people from different regions are different, rather than how we are similar. If we have a balance of stories of people from different regions, rather than focusing on a single story or sterotype, stories can be used to empower and to humanize. She also speaks about the challenges in Nigeria, and throughout the talk mentions several stories of people from her home, and the challenges that Africa faces as a whole. At the end she speaks of the "incredible resiliency of people who thrive despite the government rather than because of it" in Africa.

Ted Talks

Behind the Scenes at the Met...

This is a great New York Times article about Ms. Gomez-Pizzo, the wardrobe supervisor of the lead female roles at the Metropolitan Opera. All of the backstage gossip, drama, and chocolate this woman must have seen in six seasons at the Met!

New York Times

Friday, October 12, 2012

James Levine returns to the Met!

The Metropolotan Opera and the New York Times announce the return of James Levine to the baton after battling an illness.

New York Times

Monday, October 8, 2012

Russian National Orchestra and the London Philharmonic

Bringing together the Russian National Orchestra and the London Philharmonic as they share musical ideas in a wonderful collaboration. Awesome quote- "And I think one of the hidden agendas of this festival, is to show the world that where politicians fail to find a common language, when it is concerning our common future in Europe and the world, musicians could set a very positive example, and politicians could actually learn from us."

BBC

Saturday, February 25, 2012

El Sistema, Helping Children Through Music

These are excellent articles from the New York Times talking about Venezuela's plan to help get children off the streets and looking to a brighter future through music.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/arts/music/el-sistema-venezuelas-plan-to-help-children-through-music.html