Eight Takeaways from Classical Music in 2016

In a year in which the 2016 presidential campaign impacted all corners of public life in the U.S., classical music often served as a diversion or even a refuge for many listeners. But musicians didn’t live in a vacuum either, as several news stories demonstrated. Continue reading “Eight Takeaways from Classical Music in 2016”

Marian Anderson to Appear on the $5 Bill

The United States will soon join Sweden, Norway and Australia in featuring a famed opera singer on its currency. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said on Wednesday that the back of the $5 bill is going to be overhauled to include images of the late contralto Marian Anderson, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading “Marian Anderson to Appear on the $5 Bill”