Millions of Americans get the day off on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but thousands of people across the country spend the day volunteering as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service. They volunteered in Bridgeport, too- about 500 of them, as part of several different community service groups coordinated by the University of Bridgeport.
Some painted walls at a homeless shelter. Others packaged food baskets for needy children. Justin Brantley coordinated about 15 volunteers from Bridgeport public schools.
This 1980 photo shows, from left: Mary Travers, Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow. Travers, one-third of the popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 in a Connecticut hospital after battling leukemia for several years. She was 72.
Violinist Ilya Kaler thinks deeply context and the color of the music he performs. He'll be the soloist with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Violin Concerto by Sibelius on Saturday, Nov 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16. Kate Remington talked with Kaler about how he prepares for a performance.