Sunday, November 22, 2015

Shame on The Boston Globe for "Hiding" Book Reviews

Here is most of the front page of the Sunday Arts "Holiday Arts Preview" section of today's Boston Globe.

In case it's hard to make out the headings under the six circles at the bottom, they are: Theater; Dance; Pop; Television; Classical; Movies.

I applaud highlighting their coverage of Classical Music, of course, but am so disappointed at the continuing diminishment of their coverage of BOOKS!

It's bad enough that it is down to 3 pages in the back of the section, but to not even list books as one of the categories on the "front cover" is pathetic. If memory serves, this is a newspaper that used to feature an entire BOOK SECTION! How sad...

Friday, November 20, 2015

Wonderful music for all

Here is my 60 second radio spot promoting Brockton Symphony's Holiday Pops concert. "Announcing" is among this post's tags because I continue to serve as Master of Ceremonies and "Voice of the Symphony." Here is the text of the spot:
The Brockton Symphony returns to Brockton High School when Maestro Emilian Badea presents Holiday Pops on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 PM. The program adds joyous music from around the world to familiar favorites: Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” “Christmas Festival,” and “Sandpaper Ballet;” Irving Berlin’s “A Symphonic Portrait,” and Sousa’s “Jingle Bells Forever.” The Angelo Elementary School Chorus sings “Here in My House” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” Mezzo Soprano Margaret Lias sings Bizet’s “Agnus Dei.” There are too many selections to name them all. Adult tickets are Twenty five dollars, seniors and students twenty, 18 and under free. Order at Brockton Symphony dot org, or call the Symphony at 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 13th at Brockton High. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.