The New York legislature completed an almost on time budget, around 3 AM on the first day of the state’s fiscal year. One of the final pieces to come together was an ethics reform package, which will provide greater disclosure of lawmaker’s outside income. But critics say it does not go far enough.
As the musicians were preparing for the premier of his Octet for Strings, a teen-aged Felix Mendelssohn coached them to play as if they were in a full orchestra, not a chamber ensemble. We'll enjoy a full-bodied performance of the Octet tonight.
Music Educators—we applaud you! In appreciation of the important work you do, WSHU Public Radio would like to say “thank you” with a very special drawing open to all elementary, middle, and high school music teachers.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began the budget season with an ambitious agenda, which included a wide array of items that he tied to his budget plan. Those items included raising the minimum wage, reforming the state’s grand jury process and passage of the Dream Act, which would offer college financial aid to children of undocumented immigrants. In the end, Cuomo was forced to let go of nearly every measure.
In New Haven, Connecticut, protests have started again in response to the city's handling of a video showing a police officer using force against a 15-year-old girl at the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade. But this time, two sides are protesting- those who support the officer, and those calling for more scrutiny of his actions.
At a city hall press conference Friday, Chief Dean Esserman said Officer Joshua Smereczynsky would be returned to active duty after an internal investigation exonerated him.
The Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level,from April through November. Its vital mix of works---dramatic, comedic, occasionally exploratory and unusual---expands the audience’s sense of what theater can be.