Category Archives: Music & Musicians

The Star-Spangled Banner has been our national anthem for eighty-five years; it’s time to change it.

When I was in kindergarten and grammar school, in the early 1940s, we often sang other patriotic songs as well; “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful.” I especially liked the latter, and still do. Here’s the first stanza: O … Continue reading

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A Transcendent Experience

A few months ago the Stockholm International Rotary Club presented an unusual program, featuring a young artist and his music: Hugo Ticciati, violinist and leader of a new musical group in Sweden, “O/Modernt” (not/modern). Hugo’s enthusiasm for his music and … Continue reading

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