Over the past five years, San Diego Opera has opened or closed every season with a recital. The mix has included solo concerts by a tenor and a bass, duet concerts by male and female singers and a group gala concert.This season is no different, with a season-closing recital on Wednesday at the Balboa Theatre. But what is different is the vocal pairing. Tenor Stephen Costello, 37, will perform a recital of duets and solos with baritone Stephen Powell, 54. Even though a tenor-baritone recital is unusual, this pairing of voices has long been a favorite for opera composers, so the longtime friends have plenty of repertoire to choose from.Costello and Powell are both Pennsylvania natives and San Diego Opera veterans, but they’ve performed together only once before in their careers, at a a gala concert in Austin many years ago.This week’s concert mark’s Powell’s 12th appearance in San Diego and it’s Costello’s sixth. Powell was just here in February as the … [Read more...] about Two Stephens team up for season-closing opera recital
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Lyft’s C.E.O. Is Nudged Into the Spotlight in a Time of Need Supported by ByMike Isaac and Kate Conger Jan. 27, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — When Logan Green, chief executive of the ride-hailing service Lyft, was asked which tech leaders he admired, he pointed to three men who had built their companies ruthlessly: Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos. “A lot of other Silicon Valley companies are very scared to get their hands dirty with operations,” Mr. Green said in a 2017 interview with The New York Times, adding that he wanted to emulate the take-no-prisoners methods of Mr. Musk, Mr. Zuckerberg and Mr. Bezos. The problem for Mr. Green is that Lyft seems very nice. Its app is pink. Its cars were once adorned with fuzzy bubblegum-colored mustaches. Its drivers have a … [Read more...] about Lyft’s C.E.O. Is Nudged Into the Spotlight in a Time of Need
By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. Ah yes, 2018, what a spectacular time to be in the automobile business. With the promise of new beginnings and untold profits dancing in "The New Visionaries'" heads, a Next Frontier marked by a horde of shiny happy zombie cars careening across the landscape, and a blissfully unaware populace with joker-like grins plastered on their faces as they revel in the mindless, pay-as-you-go un-involvement – what could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile the real-world market has been upended by actual paying customers and their insatiable desire for Crossovers, SUVs and Trucks, to the point that legacy auto companies like GM have been caught out of position and unprepared, forcing it to close underperforming plants and cut thousands of workers. GM blames the market conditions, but I place the blame squarely on management for their lack of planning and inability to anticipate where the market was going. Add to this chaotic situation the headlong rush of … [Read more...] about DIGITAL DISCIPLES, ZOMBIE CARS, AND ENOUGH DELUSION AND HUBRIS TO POWER THE NEW EMERALD AUTO CITY JUST OVER THE HILL. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG, BESIDES EVERYTHING? THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S TIME FOR THE AUTOEXTREMIST 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW!
BOSTON – On a winter day 14 years ago, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced that it had finally found a new principal flutist. The search had not been easy. Two hundred and fifty-one players had applied, 59 were called to Symphony Hall to audition, and when it was over, only one remained. Elizabeth Rowe, just 29, had landed in one of the country’s “big five” orchestras. And as a principal, she occupied a special seat, the classical musical equivalent of cracking the Yankees’ starting rotation. “If I could have a dream job, this was it,” Rowe says. To win the slot, Rowe had taken part in the BSO’s blind auditions, playing her flute onstage behind a brown, 33-foot polyester screen. That way, the orchestra’s 12-member selection committee couldn’t see her and it wouldn’t matter whether she were a man or a woman, black or white. But after Rowe had the job, something important changed. That’s when she believes being a … [Read more...] about A Boston Symphony Orchestra flutist was paid $70,000 less than a male counterpart. She sued.
The Detroit News Published 2:04 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 For 32 years, The News has saluted a group of Michigan’s best and brightest high school students in the spring of their senior year. Partnering with CATCH — Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children — we call it the Outstanding Graduates program. It is an honor to share the stories of these remarkable young people and to consider that Michigan will benefit from their future endeavors, and the endeavors of so many of their friends and classmates. The top seniors were chosen from a field of outstanding nominees. Public and private high schools in Michigan were invited to nominate students in each of 11 categories. Students were selected on the basis of grades, test scores, honors, community involvement and a demonstrated ability in one of the academic areas. In a special category called “Against All Odds” students were recognized for succeeding despite a physical hardship or special, personal or … [Read more...] about 2018 Outstanding Grads: Remarkable students, stories