Worcester Chamber Music Society shines in first live-streamed Spotlight Concert – Entertainment & Life – telegram.com

The Worcester Chamber Music Society’s first Spotlight Concert — the opening of a series of four hour-long, live-streamed programs the group is broadcasting this fall from Joy of Music’s Shapiro Hall — took place on Thursday night. For this inaugural installment, violist Mark Berger and pianist Randall Hodgkinson joined forces in an enticing mix of pieces by Arvo Pärt, Berger and Johannes Brahms.


The night’s most substantial offering was Brahms’ 1894 Viola Sonata no. 1. Originally written for clarinet but transcribed by the composer for viola, it’s a sober piece but a conspicuously hopeful one for a time of pandemic: The music begins in a crepuscular F minor but works its way over four movements to an exuberant conclusion in F major.


Thursday’s performance was well-directed and flexible. The lyrical viola lines in the brooding first movement sang fervently, while there was an amiable rusticity to the dancing gestures of

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Talks to update Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law show life

MARC LEVY, Associated Press
Published 9:56 a.m. MT Oct. 8, 2020


Many states are planning on drastically different elections this year and mail-in ballots could be a big game changer.


HARRISBURG — Closed-door talks on updating Pennsylvania’s fledgling mail-in voting law showed signs of life Wednesday amid warnings that doing nothing will risk a dragged-out vote count in the high-stakes presidential election in the battleground state.

House Republicans held an internal conference call to discuss the idea of giving counties four or five days to process mail-in ballots before Election Day and to set down security requirements for the drop boxes that some counties are using to help collect mail-in ballots.

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Leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities declined interviews. Through a spokesperson, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, said the House Republican

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Virtual Taste For Life of the American Cancer Society

Virtual Party on Zoom to Fight Cancer with Food, Wine, Magic & Music

21st Anniversary Taste for Life Includes Beef Wellington DIY Kit from Horseshoe Casino for $100 Donors

Benefiting American Cancer Society Research and Patient Services

November 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Donation levels vary. Guests will receive a Zoom invite. www.Tasteforlife.org 410-933-5160. For the safety of the community, the American Cancer Society’s Taste for Life, which usually takes place at the Horseshoe Casino, Baltimore, has been reimagined and is going virtual on Zoom. Proceeds from Taste for Life help fund cutting-edge cancer research, and free transportation and lodging for cancer patients in support of the American Cancer Society’s mission to attack cancer from all angles.

Taste For Life Program:

Emcee: Brandi Proctor, Anchor of BMORE Lifestyle on FOX45 WBFF-TV

Magician: William H. Gross with sleight of hand magic tricks

Music: Soulful sounds of Secret Society

Mission Appeal: Baltimore Hope

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Talbot Historical Society welcomes Peggy Morey as new general manager | Life

EASTON — The general manager for the Talbot Historical Society stepped down on Sept. 11 after an eight-and-a-half-year run, and the nonprofit recently promoted another longtime employee to the management position.

Larry Denton, who is in his seventies, retired and cleared the way for new leadership under Peggy Morey. The staff change marks a new era for the organization as the latest general manager promises to bring a fresh perspective to the 66-year-old Talbot Historical Society.

Morey, who served as the collections manager at the Society for four years, said her focus as the new manager is to engage a more “young and diverse” audience. She emphasized that including younger perspectives, such as her new assistant Erin Pogue, will contribute to that goal.

“I think, just with her ideas, (my assistant) will add to our ability to attract younger people,” she said.

Morey is also bringing a woman’s perspective into

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Haiti – Politic : Message of Peace and Union to all sectors of national life

Haiti – Politic : Message of Peace and Union to all sectors of national life
22/09/2020 11:36:40

Monday September 21, as part of the celebration of the International Day of Peace, dedicated to harmony between peoples and communities, Colombe Émile Jessy Menos the Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of Human Rights and the Fight against Extreme Poverty sends out a message of peace and union to all sectors of national life.

“Shaping Peace together the theme of this day, emphasizes the role that each of us is called to play in building a Haitian society based on harmony and respect for rights and freedoms. Let’s learn to live fraternally without exclusivity.

Whatever our divergencies, whatever our differences, we must live and work together to establish this climate of Peace so desired by our ancestors. Peace, the engine of economic and social development of any society.

Minister Menos,

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The Law Of Attraction In Action – The Path of Desperation Vs Letting Go To Achieve Your Life Goals

We’ve all had those times in life where we wanted something so badly, that we could taste it, feel it, or hear it. You know what I’m talking about. It could be the girl of your dreams, the car of your dreams or just that dream job you’ve always wanted. One thing is for sure, we all have been there.

When it comes to wanting things really badly, the word that comes to my head is ‘desperation’.

From my experience, nothing drives a goal further away from you as desperation.

It’s kind of funny though that some schools of thoughts equate being desperate about a goal, or wanting it so badly, is showing the universe or God how serious you are about that goal or objective.

Oh really?

I personally think not. It is my experience that wanting something so badly, or being desperate about it only leads to one … Read More

Why It Is Easy To Control People When They Are Afraid – Same In Private Life As In Politics

I wonder why people of today think they are better than those of ancient times, when those same people are the ones who fully understood the ramifications of human cloning; they were fully aware that letting cloning take root would allow for doubles to roam freely among us.

Trump’s motivation of power and his admiration of Putin place him along the lines of worst dictators this world has seen; he lurks for control and hungers for a hidden power, both of which align well with self-centered ambitions of a tyrant.

Donald is an empty man, keenly anxious and hungry to see the victory of his cause; he watches the successes of dictators such as Putin and Jong-un with breathless interest, and does not seem concerned at all with their affiliations and theoretical assertions and ideological constructions of their incitement of power. He either fails to understand fully the distinction between … Read More

Modern Life and the Moral Bankruptcy of Our Society

A couple of weeks back I jumped on the bus home on a Saturday night. As soon as I climbed up the steps and was halfway in, I was greeted by the sight of an elderly woman standing in the aisle by the median pole. She was holding it with one hand and the backrest of the seat with the other. Nobody offered her a seat, not even the young woman who kept typing away on her mobile phone. Standing just within a few meters of the scene, I thought to myself: she ought to have given up her own. Nope, she wouldn’t do that. Appallingly, she took no notice of this elderly woman who slowly stepped down the aisle and stood right next to her seat.

The blue-toothed dumbphone user who seemed to me forever inundated by digital messages, simply acted as if she is non-existent and she didn’t … Read More

Government Debt Relief Grants to Make Your Life Easier

Indebtedness or financial obligations are at the root of all troubles of many individuals across America, leading to crises in their life and depriving them of exercising the most of the significant necessities. Most of the individuals cannot access to the higher education, cannot pay medical bills, cannot pay mortgage bills, suffer credit card debt loans and conversely, elderly persons find themselves at risk for not being able to pay their bills. The single mothers are not too far from experiencing the same situations due to insufficient cash at hand. And as a result, life seems tough for them and they are at the risk of losing their important assets and even their homes, owing to a series of debt crises. However, amidst the crises, there is a silver lining for these needy individuals who badly need the financial assistance. And this assistance comes in the form of Obama Debt … Read More

Amish Life – Maintaining Social Responsibility

As the world began to shift from an economy reliant on agriculture to one of industrial influence, so too did daily interaction among human beings. Community life that once hailed the virtues of work ethic and intimate interaction slowly gave way to a society corrupted by the destructive nature of self-achievement and individualism. To maintain a way of life that coheres with the principles of old, certain sects of people began to withdraw from the blooming of this new type of society. Such people set up small societies that were generally self-sufficient, and stressed the importance of maintaining close relationships with neighbors as well as family. In such societies today, the most common example is likely the Amish community. A total withdrawal from all technological aspects of society enables them to focus more on religion and social interaction than modern society can allow.

To define these two types of society, … Read More