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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
11:23 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Stamford Symphony Presents Celestial Music

Stamford Symphony Orchestra
Credit dariennewsonline.com

For their concerts on Saturday, Feb 8 and Sunday Feb 9 the Stamford Symphony explores the contemporary music of Aaron Jay Kernis, along with favorites by Schumann and Mozart.  Kate Remington talked with Music Director, Eckart Preu about the rarely-heard works on the program. 

  

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Book Review
9:42 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero

Author Larry Tye is not the first person to write about what the popularity of Superman means about our culture. But as arts critic Joan Baum says in this review of Tye’s book, there’s always more to learn about Superman’s abiding power.

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Annual homeless count
9:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

On night of annual homeless count, a shelter is crowded

Roger Hines works at the Pacific House, an emergency shelter location for The Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford
Credit Craig LeMoult

Wednesday night, at about 70 shelters around Connecticut, workers counted up how many homeless people checked in for the night. Each year, shelters and homeless advocates participate in this national count to understand the extent of the homeless problem. Last year's count found more than 45 hundred homeless people in the state. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult visited a shelter in Stamford and spoke with some of the people there.

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Leroy Moton remembers his part in the movement
7:56 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Conn. man remembers a murder that changed course of the civil rights movement

Leroy Moton in 1965

Almost 50 years ago, a Hartford man was part of an event that changed the course of the civil rights movement.  Leroy Moton was born in Selma, Alabama.  As a teenager, he worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  in Alabama. He told reporter Sara Karl one of the most difficult and powerful things he saw during that volatile time was the brutal murder of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo. That murder, he says, had a profound impact on the movement, and on him.

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"Sacred Harping"
9:25 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Community embraces "Sacred Harp" singing

Music from the "The Sacred Harp" contains notes of different shapes like squares and triangles setting it apart from traditional music as shown in this illustration from the Sacred Harp book.
Credit AP Photo/Brian Kersey

Every Tuesday evening, singers assemble in a Yale University basement, sit facing each other in square, and sing 19th century religious music.

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