Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ASCII Art Generator

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Kiss and don't TEL

As Pho points out, Cincinnati public schools Superintendent Rosa Blackwell is silent on the issue of Ohio's proposed Tax & Expenditure Limitation amendment (TEL), according to an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. This is strange, because TEL is described by most school officials in the state as a very bad thing for education, until you realize that she's the wife of Ken Blackwell, the author of the amendment. TEL (or TEL/TABOR) would also be bad for public libraries in Ohio. The Ohio Library Council has made its defeat their top priority in 2006. This amendment will be on the ballot in November. If you live in Ohio, please vote against it, for the sake of your local government, schools, and libraries.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Polka to the People!

Hooray--Brave Combo is coming! This group is definitely not your father's polka band. This Grammy-winning, hard-rocking, high-energy group plays a lot of polka and a little of everything else, and plays it really really well. Anyway, I get to hear them again this year at Lock 3 Live in Akron (July 3), and I might venture up to Cleveland to hear them at the Beachland Ballroom July 1.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Beethoven's 9th

On Saturday, April 22 the Tuscarawas Philharmoic will perform Beethoven's Symphony #9 under the masterful direction of Eric Benjamin. Don't miss this thrilling concert!

ASO Rocks

The Alliance Symphony Orchestra gave a nice performance on Saturday, featuring classics such as Bizet's Carmen Suite #1, Sibelius' Finlandia, and Handel's Water Music. The Bassoon Monsoon (as Heidi described our unusually large section) did nicely on the "Les dragons de Alcala" movement of the Carmen Suite. The group sounds good this year under the baton of Dr. Elaine Anderson of Mount Union College. Good job, everyone!