Isabella Nicola Cabrera wants to play the violin. That’s difficult when you’re born with no left hand and a severely deformed forearm. A music teacher at her school had tried to build her a jury-rigged prosthetic, but it was never going to allow her to do what a violinist really needs to do.
So it’s a good thing that the first project idea that a group of students at George Mason University needed in order to graduate failed. Read more →
Tereasa Payne was supposed to play her piccolo in the orchestra for “The Lion King” on Broadway last night. Instead she flew to Sioux Falls, S.D., because her old band director is retiring. Read more →
Heistad was the classic public radio storyteller whose work, fortunately, has reached a new audience in the last several months as MPR News has reaired some of his productions as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the organization. Read more →
Dylan wrote the song in his early 20s while he lived in Wisconsin. He made a mention of Wauwatosa even though there’s no record of his ever visiting there. But it rhymes with ‘toaster’ — sort of — and nothing screams ‘Wisconsin’ like its famous toasters. Read more →
It’s not at all surprising that emails obtained after a university fired a reporter revealed that an “ethical lapse” of not identifying herself to politicians who were embarrassed by her accurate reporting wasn’t really the sole reason she lost her job. Read more →