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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Carnegie Hall
The Normandy School District has gone through a difficult year and is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. But a high school chorale group is excelling, earning a trip to Carnegie Hall.
The unmarried stewardesses, who had passed weigh-in, moved down the aisle, their pressed skirt suits hiding their girdles, to the rear of the plane where the cigarette smoke billowed into a thick smog before being vented out into the sky.
For these young people from Afghanistan, it's the perfect trip to America. They get to scarf down New York pizza, go ice skating _ and take the stage at Carnegie Hall.
Carnegie Hall will reopen Wednesday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy forced it to shutter its doors.
For the second night in a row, superstorm Sandy and its aftermath forced David Letterman to live out that performer's nightmare: Telling jokes to a vacant theater, or as he called it, "a big ol' empty barn."
Broadway, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center all remained dark Tuesday as superstorm Sandy left the New York entertainment industry fighting to go on with the show _ even if it meant performing for empty studios.
James Levine plans to return to the podium at the Metropolitan Opera in May following a two-year absence, conducting from a wheelchair following a fall last year that left him partially paralyzed.
Jay-Z has entered a new level of music superstardom, performing at Carnegie Hall.
How does the Detroit Symphony Orchestra get to Carnegie Hall? Like everyone else _ practice, practice, practice. But the Motor City musicians also added a little imagination.
Carnegie Hall is establishing a national youth orchestra.
James Taylor has filled huge arenas, won five Grammys, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and influenced generations of musicians. His 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour with Carole King was a major commercial success. Yet every single time he gives a concert, he worries people won't come.
The success of the Washington area Flutopia Wind Ensemble's "A Breath of Fresh Air" performance at New York's Carnegie Hall on Sunday was bittersweet for the ensemble of local high school wind players and for director Jenny Lapple, as they had dedicated their performance to Judy Lapple, Jenny Lapple's mother and the group's former director.
The members of the Washington-area Flutopia Wind Ensemble admitted to some fatigue but also wanted to keep going Friday evening. They had good reason to, since this was their last rehearsal before their big performance at Carnegie Hall on Sunday.