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Pelosi’s Suggestion That President Trump Postpone the State of the Union Address Is Not as Strange as It Sounds

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump on Wednesday to postpone the State of the Union address, she gave him two options – reschedule the speech, or send it to Congress in a letter. Pelosi’s letter argued that the speech raised safety concerns because many members of the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, which handle security for the event, are furloughed due to the partial government shutdown. She noted that a State of the Union address has never before...
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Top Democrat claims the State of the Union 'is off' – live

Steny Hoyer, the Democratic majority leader in the House, State of the Union address is off in an interview with CNNSign up to the daily US morning briefing 4.58pm GMT Steny Hoyer, the Democratic majority leader in the House, makes plain “the State of the Union is off” in an interview with [email protected]: "The letter sounds like she’s asking, but isn’t she just telling him?" Rep. Hoyer: "The speaker is the one who invites the president…”Kate: "So, the State of the Union is off?" Hoyer: "T...
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A Musical Oasis in an Icefield

In January of 2016, I boarded a plane from my home base in New York City and touched down a few hours later in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Though I was born in Montreal and lived through its blistering winters for almost three decades, five years of temperate NYC weather had dulled my hibernal instincts: I showed up with a slick coat best suited for a reasonable East Coast urban setting, wearing cowboy boots… …It was negative 40 degrees. Fahrenheit or Celsius, you ask? Doesn’t matter, they’re th...
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John Malveaux: Angelique Kidjo & LA Phil Premiere Symphony No. 12 of Philip Glass

Angelique Kidjo and Philip Glass John Malveaux   of   writes: 1-13-2019 excited to attend LA Phil modern music concert to see long time friend, soprano Zanaida Robles, make her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dr. Robles also sings with LA Master Chorale. The concert opened with composer Gabriella Smith Tumblebird Contrails. The pleasantly capturing single movement composition was inspired while sitting in the sand at the edge of th...
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New Recording Of 'Doctor Atomic' May Be The Opera's Definitive Performance

John Adams' opera, which premiered in 2005, centers on the first atomic bomb test at Los Alamos, N.M. Now, a new album features a recording of Doctor Atomic conducted by the composer himself.
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Philip Glass Finishes His David Bowie Trilogy, Debuting His Lodger Symphony

Sometimes I feel The need to move on So I pack a bag And move on Move on --David Bowie, “Move On” We might have been calling it the Lake Geneva Trilogy, given David Bowie’s recuperative sojourn in Switzerland after the emptiness he felt in L.A. The first album in the Berlin Trilogy, Low, was mostly recorded in France, and the last album of the trilogy, Lodger, in Montreaux in 1979. But they were almost all written in, around, and about Berlin, where Bowie found what he was looking for—a ...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area Jan. 11-18

    Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1949, on display Jan. 12 to March 31 at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University in Malibu. (Photo courtesy of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   So You’re Dining with the Persian Emperor: Charles Perry, president and co-foun...
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Philip Glass and John Adams on a Bowie-Inspired New Symphony

The two eminences of American music are collaborating on the premiere of Mr. Glass’s new work, based on Bowie’s 1979 album “Lodger.”
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Best of 2018: Holiday CD, Opera Recording

Best of 2018: Holiday CD, Opera Recording Best Holiday CD Nine Lessons and Carols: 100 Years King’s College Choir, Stephen Cleobury, Director Choir of King’s College label   2018 is the hundredth anniversary of Lessons and Carols at King’s College (and ninetieth year of radio broadcasts of the event). In order to celebrate, the Choir of King’s College has released a two-CD set of some of their most famous offerings from broadcasts over the years, as well as new music commissioned f...
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Critic’s Notebook: John Adams and David Lang: Masters of the Modern Holiday Oratorio

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offered two latter-day alternatives to “Messiah” with performances of “El Niño” and “the little match girl passion.”
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What Ever Happened To The Stars Of Love Actually?

It's that time of year: The holidays are here. Along with good tidings and cheer comes a list of must-haves. On that list — for most people — is a required viewing of Love Actually. Whether you love it or hate it, you know it's true.Love Actually came out in 2003 — that's 13 years ago — and in the time since, the movie has come to be associated with everything warm, fuzzy, and British. Who doesn't love watching Hugh Grant dance to "Jump For My Love"? Doesn't everyone love it when that little gi...
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Sergio Mims: John Adams Doctor Atomic with Julia Bullock on WHPK-FM Chicago Jan 15

Julia Bullock (Christian Steiner) Sergio A. Mims writes: I wanted you and your readers to know that I will be broadcasting the Nonesuch recording of John Adams' 2006 opera Doctor Atomic about J. Robert  Oppenheimer and his work and internal conflict in creating the atomic bomb with soprano Julia Bullock and tenor Gerald Finley with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers with Adams conducting. The acclaimed and controversial stage and opera director Peter Sellars...
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SCOTUS for law students: President George H.W. Bush’s Supreme Court legacy

Shortly before his death in 1826, President John Adams was quoted as saying, “My gift of John Marshall to the people of the United States was the proudest act of my life.” Adams was one of the earliest exponents of the view that nominations to the Supreme Court form a very important part of any president’s legacy. Consider the legacy of President George H.W. Bush. Although he served only one four-year-term in the Oval Office, Bush, who died on November 30, had a profound impact on the Supreme Co...
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Retaking the Stage: What Artists Can Be In Our Society

Composer Lei Liang and soprano Susan Narucki were aware they were delving into a topic of immense importance in their new chamber opera, Inheritance, which deals with guns and gun violence. So they didn’t really need a reminder of the issue’s urgency when a gunman murdered 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue gathered for Shabbat morning services on October 27, the day of the opera’s third and final performance at the University of California San Diego. “That Saturday performance was very difficu...
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An Interesting Opinion on the Right to Jury Trial that Can Relate to 101 and 285

By David Hricik In the three prior posts (hey, it’s a trend!) on Section 285, I pointed out the need for lawyers to advise principals of patentees that they may, personally, be on the hook for liability for fee shifting.  For example, if the patentee is an asset-less shell corporation, the accused infringer may seek (perhaps should seek, promptly) to join principals of the patentee in the event that the case is found exceptional.  Likewise, given the long-standing line of cases (going back to Ul...
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2019 Grammy Awards: Complete list of nominations

Here is a complete list of nominations announced today for the 61st Grammy Awards, which will be presented at Staples Center Feb. 10, 2019: Record of the Year “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile“This Is America,” Childish Gambino“God’s Plan,” Drake“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper“All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar & SZA“Rockstar,” Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey MAIN STORY: Kendrick Lamar is top nominee as women make a Gr...
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George H.W. Bush 1924-2018

G EORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, the 41st president of the United States, died on November 30 at age 94. As a leader produced by the greatest generation—a term coined by Tom Brokaw to mean those who lived during the Great Depression and then went on to fight in World War II—Bush lead with moral authority. A grounded and humble man, he understood that character matters in leaders. In 2012, he told Diane Sawyer in an interview that “I've been very blessed, when you look around, compared to ... oth...
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George HW Bush passed away- some non-partisan math comments

George HW Bush passed away recently. When he was alive there were 5 living ex presidents. Now there are 4. What is the max and min number of ex presidents? This we will answer. What is the prob of having many living ex-presidents? What is the max number of ex-presidents alive at the same time? List the times this has happened. Your answer should be a list of statements of the following form:  Shortly after X took office there were Y ex-presidents: Z(1), Z(2), ... , Z(Y). I leave a little white s...
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Remembering George H.W. Bush's life of service

President George H.W. Bush died Friday night at the age of 94. Mr. Bush's entire life was dedicated to serving his country. He was a World War II veteran, a congressman from Texas, head of the CIA and a vice president. He served only one term in the White House After Bill Clinton defeated him in the 1992 election, but his son George W. Bush was elected to two terms. They are only the second father-and-son chief executives, following John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Norah O’Donnell reports.
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Former President George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, died late Friday night at his Houston home, said family spokesman Jim McGrath. His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died ...
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Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94, family spokesman says

A young boy, left, reaches out in an attempt to shake the hand of President George H.W. Bush, center, as the walks amongst hundreds of surprised beach-goers at Corona Del Mar State Beach after the president made an impromptu visit to the beach in Newport Beach Friday, June 19,1992. Sunbathers were shocked to look up and see the president of the United States strolling by with a contingent of Secret Service agents and media. President Bush walked from the parking lot onto the sand shaking hands...
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Former President George HW Bush Dies At 94

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, who also presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union and the final months of the Cold War, died late Friday night, said family spokesman Jim McGrath. His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died in Ap...
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What might the Founders have to say about modern federal sentencing debates?

I had the great fortune last night to (finally!) get to see the musical Hamilton (in Chicago).  Reflecting on the play and the history of the founding of the United States, I could not resist wondering aloud here about how the historic figures of Founding era might have viewed the federal sentencing controversies today. Because I am not a constitutional historian, I cannot provide a definitive account of what all the Framers said about crime and punishment.  But I can highlight the work here of ...
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Nonfiction: John Adams on Debussy, the First Modernist

In “Debussy: A Painter in Sound,” the Stravinsky biographer Stephen Walsh focuses on the music.
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The War for the Soul of America

The War for the Soul of America U.S.A. –-( The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends. Everyone seems to sense that now. This is a fight to the finish. A postelection truce that began with Trump congratulating House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — “I give her a great deal of credit for what she's done and what she's accomplished” — was ancient history by nightfall.With the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his replacement by...
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As Legislation Around Data Increases, Marketers Need to Rethink Their Approaches

Founding Father John Adams once said, "Power must never be trusted without a check," and more than 200 years later, those words still ring true. Today data is a precious commodity, and Silicon Valley's control of data represents a new form of power. Legislation and self-regulation will be a crucial means to keeping that power...
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How our definition of freedom has changed

Philosopher Ben Constant explains how democracy today is nothing like what it used to be.His arguments show us that debates around what freedom actually is can go in very strange directions.Remember how busy the Athenian citizens were next time you think there are too many questions on the ballot. When people talk about freedom and democracy, they often trace the lineage of both back 2,000 years to the rocky shores of Greece or to the Senate of Rome. However, the freedom they had in the ancient...
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Long Beach Opera gets screen time with ‘Three Tales’ to launch its 40th season

Minimalism was a predominantly American movement in contemporary classical music — a revolution, really — that began in the late 1960s. Its principal proponents — Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Adams — however, never liked the name. It was music that rejected traditional Western forms. Instead, it looked for inspiration in the pure tonalities of Javanese gamelan music, the intricate rhythmic patterning of African drumming, the use of mantra-like repetition, and the time-expandin...
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Six Great Film Composers Tell Their Own Stories in Music for Solo Piano

When planning a recital, or a recording for that matter, it’s important to me to commingle works by composers who have a reason for being together, who share a connecting link of some sort. In the past I’ve combined John Adams with Terry Riley, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Steven Stucky with Witold Lutosławski, and Olivier Messiaen with Kaija Saariaho. It’s important to me to commingle works by composers who have a reason for being together Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano was just such a ...
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Fixing the Constitution's Implied Powers

For the Symposium on Jonathan Gienapp, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era (Belknap Press, 2018). The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era is a marvelous study of the earliest debates over constitutional language, meaning, and interpretation.  Jonathan Gienapp’s new book is brilliantly conceived, meticulously researched, and masterfully executed.  Like any worthwhile scholarly endeavor, it will generate fresh insights...
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