Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Where Is The Poverty Forecast?
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U.S. Poverty Data and Analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau
World Poverty Data and Analysis from the World Bank
Image credit: U.S. Library of Congress.
Friday, November 19, 2010
The Complete World Bank World Development Report Online (And Free)
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The Complete World Bank World Development Report Online
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Fall Baroque Music Celebration Now Past, Library Of Congress Resumes Brief Survey Of Tip Of Classical, Romantic, and Modern String Quartet Repertoire
The Library of Congress tonight features four string quartets performed by the Doric String Quartet from the UK -- Haydn, Webern, Korngold, and Schumann.
One half of the autumn quartets performed at the Library of Congress have -- rightfully -- been by twentieth century masters.
The National Gallery of Art will soon step in to fill a void by beginning a survey of the sixteen great string quartets of Beethoven.
(Last May, the Phillips Collection hosted the Royal String Quartet from Poland performing the Gorecki String Quartet No. 1. All of the three Gorecki String Quartets were given their world premieres by the American Kronos String Quartet, which was touring in Wroclaw, Poland, when Mr Gorecki died one week ago. In addition, all of the great four symphonies by Lutoslawski were commmissioned by and given their world premieres by American orchestras.)
The "Western String Quartet for Dummies -- Abridged Edition" at the Library of Congress, Autumn 2010:
Western String Quartet
List of String Quartet ensembles
Library of Congress
National Gallery of Art
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Pärt And Górecki On Classical WETA-FM ... Archipenko & Giacometti Figures On Display At The Ukrainian Institute Of America And The Phillips Collection
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
In Which Pan Cogito, A Former Dolphin, Sadly Realizes That After 50 Years He Only Remembers One Per Cent Of The Story Of 'Island Of The Blue Dolphins'
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Photo credit: Top picture of 700 children swimming across Seoul, Korea's Han River, this past summer, (c) Chosun Ilbo Yonhap 2010. Copyright controlled. Map of U.S. Navy facilities on San Nicolas Island from official U.S. unclassified government military document in the public domain.
A History of California Shore Whaling
Monday, November 08, 2010
The Mouse That Roared -- Outpacing Kennedy Center And Library Of Congress, Phillips Collection Opens Second 'Leading Composer Portrait' Concert Season
For those tired at the idea of watching Dudamel conduct John Adams, Bernstein, Chaikovsky, and Brahms at the local Cineplex:
"Debuting in November 2009 at the Phillips Collection, in downtown Washington, D.C., is an innovative new evening offering, the Leading European Composers concert series. Three European nations have selected their most distinguished composers to speak about their works and to present performances by musicians personally selected by the composers.
The Leading European Composers concerts are held on selected Thursday evenings from November to May. They begin promptly at 6 pm and are expected to end at about 7:30 pm. Admission is $20, $8 for members, free to Patrons and Circle members."
This year's cycle begins on Thursday, November 18, 2010, and features Pēteris Vasks from Latvia; and is followed by Erkki-Sven Tüür from Estonia.
Later in the spring, the season concludes with *** from Portugal.
Yesterday afternoon, the Phillips Collection Sunday Afternoon music series featured two works for cello and piano by leading American composer Michael Hersch, along with a solo cello suite of J.S. Bach.
Photo credit: Pēteris Vasks via Wikipedia.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Classical WETA-FM, In Nation's Capital, Engages In Cultural "Shock And Awe" Programming By Broadcasting Arvo Part And Avner Dorman Over 25 Hour Period
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Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Statement Regarding Purchases of Treasury Securities November 3, 2010
U. S. Government Statement On Ukraine’s Local Elections November 3, 2010
Image credit: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland via the New York Times.
Monday, November 01, 2010
“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich”
"I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." (November 29, 1962)
In Memorium, Theodore Sorensen, master rhetorician
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