Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Science And Arts Update

"International scientists working at an underground complex started up a huge particle-smashing machine on Wednesday aiming to recreate the conditions of the "Big Bang" that created the universe.

Experts say it is the largest scientific experiment in human history and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the biggest and most complex machine ever made.

The test by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), conducted inside the tightly-sealed chamber buried under the Swiss-French border, could unlock many secrets of modern physics and answer questions about the universe and its origins." ...

Reuters "Scientists Send First Beam Round Particle - Smasher" New York Times September 10, 2008


"Ever wanted to see the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra prepare for a concert? Now is your chance—and it's free! In association with Free Fall Baltimore, the BSO will present a free open rehearsal on Thursday, October 2 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the BSO in their last rehearsal before the Orchestra's weekend performances of The Music of Billy Joel. Featured on the program is Tony-nominated vocalist and pianist Michael Cavanaugh, singing Billy Joel chart toppers including "Uptown Girl" and "Piano Man." Cavanaugh most recently starred in Movin' Out, the hit Broadway musical depicting American youth in the 1960s and featuring the music of Billy Joel. Staying true to Joel's rock and pop anthems, a live rock band will also join the BSO for this program." ...

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Free Open Rehearsal as Part of Free Fall Baltimore 2008


Header photos: University of California historic atom smasher; and two images of the Metallica heavy-metal rock band, which has appeared live in concert and recorded public television specials, CDs, and DVDs with the San Francisco Symphony.

Photo credits: University of California;; and All rights reserved. With thanks.


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