Hit play below to listen to our KUSC Out and About feature with John Lofton discussing the LA Phil’s new Resident Fellows program. When conductor Gustavo Dudamel was first getting into classical music as a kid growing up in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, he wanted to play trombone like his dad, Oscar. But when the time came for young Gustavo to choose an instrument, his teachers said his arms were too short to play the trombone and they handed him a violin instead.
Okay…so, you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions and you’re definitely going to keep them this year, right? Well, if it doesn’t end up working out between you and those pesky resolutions? Don’t worry, only about 8% of people actually end up sticking to their goals for the new year. Maybe that’s because New Year’s resolutions tend to be too mundane to be exciting, too vague to be executed, or too ambitious to be practical.
We’ve all been in this situation. Maybe the transmission goes out on your car. Maybe you drop your phone and the screen shatters. Maybe a pipe bursts and floods your kitchen. A repair is necessary and so you have to dip into your emergency fund. But what if you’re all tapped out? In The School District of Philadelphia, there are more than 1,000 musical instruments that have fallen into such a state of disrepair they are completely unplayable. There is no budget to fix them.
(4/4) "I was trying to keep him from what I thought would be human heartbreak. I was afraid for him. So I did what millions of other Black mothers do all the time: we make our sons less. But one person can make a difference. And I guess that's why we're here today."
(2/4) "It was a high school debate and Martin had worked so very hard for it. In fact, he talked so well that day that everybody who heard him knew that he'd won. But Martin was black and the other boy was white, so of course, the other boy won.
(1/4) Alberta Williams King, speaking at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring her son:
"I want to tell you a story about myself that I'm ashamed of. It's about Martin's first public speaking venture.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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