Billy Watkins Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 Jocelyn Zhu won the fiddling contest at the Mississippi State Fair when she was 5. Onlookers called her “cute.” Her mother saw something totally different. “When Jocelyn played, I saw her spirit just flow out of her through the music,” says Jane Zhu, a native of Taiwan who teaches World Languages at Jackson Prep. “My husband (Jeff) said I was just being a proud mother, that everybody felt that way about their kids. “But it was more than that. Jocelyn was different. She was special.” Jocelyn, who grew up in Ridgeland and was home-schooled through age 13, entered Belhaven University at 14 and earned her undergraduate degree and master’s in violin performance while also taking pre-med courses. She further studied violin at The Juilliard School in New York — generally regarded as the most prestigious music institute in the U.S.. Now at 23, Jocelyn … [Read more...] about For war-weary refugees, Miss. woman plays Concerts for Compassion
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest An Iowan finished runner-up to Kendrick Lamar’s historic Pulitzer win. He told us about the 'surreal' experience. “I realized very quickly this whole thing was going to be defined by Kendrick Lamar (winning),” he said. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Matthew Leimkuehler, [email protected] Published 8:27 p.m. CT April 22, 2018 CLOSE Kendrick Lamar and the queer novel 'Less' are among the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners. Time CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Michael … [Read more...] about An Iowan finished runner-up to Kendrick Lamar’s historic Pulitzer win. He told us about the ‘surreal’ experience.
Riya Nagpal, 15, from Jersey City, will appear as Yoyo and Frances, and Lauralie Mufute, 14, also from Jersey City, will appear as Ursula. "Geniuses" is a musical about two kids from a school for children who learn differently, who sneak into an elite private school for students with exceptionally high IQs and shake things up for the better, especially when they uncover one student's evil plot to take control of the world. Tickets to "Geniuses" are on sale now and can be purchased at tadatheater.com/shows/buy-tickets. Music foundation to honor NJCU Si-Yo Music Society Foundation will present its inaugural Sau-Wing and Jean L. Lam Award to the New Jersey City University (NJCU) Marie L. Guarini Department of Music, Dance and Theatre (MDT) on Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The Award honors those who educate, inspire and support the next generation of musicians from all backgrounds. The event will feature performances by NJCU MDT students and alumni. … [Read more...] about Jersey City teens star in ‘Geniuses’
Sites and Sounds: This is the first in a series of occasional articles exploring great music venues of America. Tine Thing Helseth, a 30-year-old Norwegian trumpeter, had just made her Carnegie Hall main stage debut with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Now she stood center stage, applause resounding around her, a surprise up her sleeve. Instead of raising her trumpet for an encore, she started singing, no microphone, no accompaniment. The song was the old standard “Smile.” Helseth’s delicate, disarming voice carried to every corner of the building. “Smile, though your heart is aching….” A charming, unexpected moment, but maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. Carnegie Hall has been in the business of these moments since 1891, when composer Tchaikovsky took to the stage to conduct his work on opening night. Picture Antonin Dvorak unveiling his “New World Symphony” in 1893. Or the triumphant New York Philharmonic debut in 1943 of … [Read more...] about Step inside New York’s Carnegie Hall, where beautiful music and stirring history ring out
The Musicians Muhal Richard Abrams, A Sweepingly Influential Jazz Artist, Has Died At Age 87 Listen · 3:46 3:46 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/561351129/561427932" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image The late pianist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams, performing at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York in 2004. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images The late pianist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams, performing at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York in 2004. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images Muhal Richard Abrams, a pianist and composer of staunch independence and sweeping influence, inseparable from his role as a founding father of the Association for the Advancement of … [Read more...] about Muhal Richard Abrams, A Sweepingly Influential Jazz Artist, Has Died At Age 87