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Xinjiang crackdown must continue, top China leader says

Treatment of Uighur minority has been heavily criticised in the west but Wang Yang says ‘high pressure’ must be maintainedXinjiang needs to “perfect” stability maintenance measures and crack down on religious extremism, the ruling Communist party’s fourth-ranked leader has said on a tour of the region where China is running a controversial deradicalisation programme.Critics say China is operating internment camps for Uighurs and other Muslim peoples who live in Xinjiang, though the government ca...
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Asian Americans in the Episcopal Church Part 1

By Kelly Wilson Last year, Kelly Wilson authored the four part series, the Evangelical Shift, looking at “Evangelical refugees,” in search of “deeper” worship, more progressive politics, or for a place to be welcomed. Continuing from that research, Wilson now offers a look into the experience of Asian-Americans in the Episcopal Church. You can check out that original series here Part 1: Evangelical Refugees Part 2: Learning the Language of Liturgy Part 3: Is liturgical worship welcoming everyon...
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La forza del destino at Covent Garden

Prima la music, poi la parole? It’s the perennial operatic conundrum which has exercised composers from Monteverdi, to Salieri, to Strauss. But, on this occasion we were reminded that sometimes the answer is a simple one: Non, prima le voci!


The dangers of a calling

  by Lee Ann M. Pomrenke   We hear during the service of ordination these words: “Believing that the call of the Church is the call of the Holy Spirit…” and my denomination at least only ordains ministers who have been extended a “call” (job) usually from a congregation. Jesus calls his disciples to put down their nets and follow him, to fish for people; we are called to do the same. To be a loving parent is also a calling, yet not every parent pursues it as such, and some who feel they are cal...
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MusicWeb-International.com: Naxos CD of Florence Price Symphonies is Recommended

Florence B. Price (1887-1953) John Jeter forwards this review: MusicWeb International RECOMMENDED Stephen Greenbank Florence Beatrice PRICE (1887-1953) Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1932) [37:22] Symphony No. 4 in D minor (1945) [31:34] Fort Smith Symphony/John Jeter rec. 2018, ArcBest Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA NAXOS 8.559827 [69:04] Florence Beatrice Price holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman to be r...
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John Malveaux: Billboard.com: Michael Abels on Delivering a Frightfully Good Score

Michael Abels (Todd Robinson/Billboard) John Malveaux of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: Composer Michael Abels discusses the music in the movie US  https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8503740/michael-abel-jordan-peele-us-composer   Billboard Michael Abels on Delivering a Frightfully Good Score for Jordan Peele's Horror Flick 'Us' 3/22/2019 by Paula Parisi “Visit your local record shop to find out how you can be part of Hands Across ...
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Iolanta and L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Royal Academy of Music, 18 March 2019

Susie Sainsbury Theatre Images: Robert Workman Iolanta – Samantha Quillish Brigitta – Emilie Cavallo Laura – Yuki Akimoto Marta – Leila Zanette Vaudémont – Shengzhi Ren Alméric – Joseph Buckmaster Robert – Sung Kyu Choi Ibn-Hakia – Darwin Leonard Prakash Bertrand – Niall Anderson King René – Thomas Bennett L’enfant – Olivia Warburton La princesse, La chauve-souris – Alexandra Oomens Le feu, Le rossignol – Lina Da...
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LACO's Scott Harrison Named to Advisory Board of National Alliance for Audition Support

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Executive Director  Scott Harrison (Cybelle Codish) LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SCOTT HARRISON NAMED TOADVISORY BOARD OF NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR AUDITION SUPPORT Organization’s Long-Term Goal Is to Increase Diversity in American Orchestras Mirrors LACO’s Similar Efforts Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Executive Director Scott Harrison, a passionate advocate for diversity in the arts, has been named...
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Eric Conway: Morgan Choir to premiere Healing Tones with Philadelphia Orchestra Mar. 28-30

Funmike Lagoke Hannibal Lokumbe Yannick Nézet-Séguin Dr. Eric Conway writes: Hello Morgan Fine and Performing Arts Community, The Morgan State University Choir will appear once again with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra in their Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center!  We will sing the world-premiere of Healing Tones by the orchestra’s composer-in-residence Hannibal Lokumbe. In addition to the Morgan presence on stage as the chorus, I am very proud to ...
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John Malveaux: KBIA.org: Terence Blanchard Talks Upcoming Opera Premiere

Award-winning composer/trumpeter Terence Blanchard talked about his unlikely venture into jazz opera and his work on various Spike Lee films, including "BlacKkKlansman." Credit Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: Composer, flutist, educator Dawn Norfleet forwarded the following St. Louis on the Air discussion with composer, trumpeter  Terence Blanchard to MusicUNTOLD.  See  https://www.kbia.org/post/compo...
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John Malveaux: Premiere of Hannibal Lokumbe's "Healing Tones" is Mar. 28, Philadelphia

John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: The world premiere of composer/trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe's HEALING TONES is scheduled March 28, 2019 in Philadelphia https://www.philorch.org/concert/hannibal-healing-tones?date=2019-03-28_19-30#/  For a brief but detailed education of African American contributions in USA music and African roots to unsuspecting orchestral instruments, please visit Lokumbe video discussing   oratorio titled AFRICAN PORTRAIT. ...
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BostonGlobe.com: Lifting the baton to bring composers of color into the canon

Thomas Wilkins (John Blanding/Globe Staff) Boston Globe By David Weininger Globe Correspondent   March 21, 2019 There was a joke that, earlier in his career, Thomas Wilkins and his fellow black conductors would share knowingly. “The joke was: We were always really busy in February,” he said by phone during a recent interview. February, of course, is Black History Month, during which “orchestras wanted repertoire by African-American composers...
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3 Suggestions on a Saturday Night Featuring author Caroline Taylor

We made it to Saturday night everyone! So I have for you an exciting list of Saturday night suggestions with author Caroline Taylor. I had the opportunity to review her previous book Loose Ends, and I'm also in progress of reading her latest one Death in Delmarva (my review will come later!). Here's a bit about the book: Daphne Dunn works as a lowly stockroom clerk in her cousin’s Foggy Bottom grocery store. She’s also required to play bill collector to customers who aren’t paying for their fo...
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The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves [A Review]

How is your spring going? I'm still on the job hunt but I have hope after I sent out a lot of good ones last week. So, I recently had the chance to read a book that is a bit outside of what I usually I read.First, here's a bit about the book:Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people's behavior confusing, she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playin...
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Mantra for Becoming Quick Witted

In this post, I have written about a simple Mantra for gaining the special ability of possessing Mastery over words or speech and becoming quick-witted, tactful and never being at a loss for words. This Mantra is called in the Hindi language as Hajirjababi, Chatur Aur Tarksheel Banne Ka Mantra. [Author: Neel N]
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John Malveaux: Jordan Peele's "US" has enjoyable, suspenseful music of Michael Abels

Michael Abels John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: 3-22-19 attended opening day matinee of director, writer Jordan Peele double entendre US infusion with the enjoyable, suspenseful, and bone shaking music of composer Michael Abels. See Michael Abels wearing Kente cloth representing the presence of ancestors. [Author: William J. Zick]
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John Malveaux: Jennifer Lindsay is Loretta in Opera Santa Barbara's "Dr. Miracle" by Bizet

John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: Recently signed Metropolitan Opera chorus singer for Porgy & Bess can now be seen as Loretta with Opera Santa Barbara  Dr. Miracle BY GEORGES BIZET March 22, 2019 5:00 pm March 23, 2019 5:00 pm March 24, 2019 5:00 pm [Author: William J. Zick]
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Vashikaran By Paper Fire and Perfumed Oil

The Vashikaran Totka described in this post makes the use of a special numerical Yantra and Agni or fire and Sugandhit Tel or Perfumed or Scented Oil for practicing this most simple Vashikaran Experiment for enchanting any intensely wished for man or woman and getting his or her love and affection. [Author: Neel N]
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Eric Conway: Alexandria Bradshaw Crichlow sings at funeral of former Maryland Governor

Alexandria Bradshaw Crichlow Dr. Eric Conway writes: Hello all, Today, many Marylanders are mourning the loss of former Governor Harry Hughes, serving 1979-1987. The Morgan State University choir, being a favorite of the governor, who sang for him several times over the years, including his 1983 inauguration, was asked to sing for his funeral service today at St. Anne's Parish across from the State House. Due to the university being on Spring break, I offered one my...
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Mantra for Gain of Land and Money

In this post, I have written about a special Mantra for becoming the owner of land and becoming rich and prosperous. This Mantra is called as the Prithvi Dayak or Bhumi Dene Vala Mantra meaning the Mantra, which blesses the chanter of the Mantra with Land. [Author: Neel N]
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Vashikaran Mantra Using Pili Sarson

In this post, I have described a very easy to implement Vashikaran Mantra Upay that is practiced using Pili Sarson Ke Beej or Yellow Mustard Seeds as an Infusion Object to attract any man or woman who is passionately desired by the practitioner. [Author: Neel N]
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Where is Noah When You Need Him?

It seems like, apart from politics and finger-pointing, the biggest news event right now appears to be the weather. We are accustomed to the weather being front and center during hurricanes or typhoons, but that usually lasts a day or two, and then it moves on to something else. In this part of Arizona, the weather is generally predictably boring: sunny day after sunny day after sunny day and temperatures ranging from what Phoenicians think of as cold (which is 50 to 60° as a high) to “Dang, it...
Tags: Speaking to the Soul, Linda Ryan


The Bounds of Judgment

Such harsh words from Jesus, this coming Sunday: Unless you repent, you will perish as they did. (Lk. 13:3, 5) Perish the thought, I murmur to myself. Who said Jesus is the nice guy? Nicer, many people have told me, than the so-called vengeful god of the Old Testament.   Now, don’t get me wrong. Jesus thoughtfully lined this dark cloud of judgment with the silver of hope. The impotent tree receives a one-year reprieve. God, Jesus is saying, can be long-suffering. The question remains...
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Gramophone.co.uk: Naxos release of the First and Fourth Symphonies by Florence Beatrice Price

John Jeter forwards this review: Gramophone PRICE Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 Patrick Rucker I n addition to the harvest of death, disenfranchisement, pain and suffering inflicted by societies locked into institutionalised racism, there is also the incalculable loss of unrealised potential. Combine pervasive racism with centuries of undervaluing the contributions of women and the odds against success become all but overwhelming. This new Naxos release of the First and Fourth Symp...
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Book Review: Holy Grounds

I’ve been a coffee enthusiast since ninth grade when a coffee shop opened in my tiny town and became the new (and pretty much only) hangout spot.  I was immediately hooked.  By the time I got to seminary, my love of coffee had only grown and my coffee consumption began to mirror the rhythm of my prayer life.   Each day was a pattern of chapel, coffee, class, chapel, coffee, class.   As I ventured into ministry, coffee became the backdrop for so many important moments.   Over cups of coffee, I’ve...
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BBC Music: This is...the recording of the First Symphony to own [Florence B. Price]

Florence B. Price (1887-1953) John Jeter sends this review: BBC Music April 2019 Rebecca Franks Price Symphony No. 1 in E minor; Symphony No. 4 in D minor Fort Smith Symphony/John Jeter Naxos 8.559827 69:04 mins Interest from major US ensembles in the orchestral works of Florence Price (1887-1953) is flourishing, a mark of recognition that she sought, unsuccessfully  apart from on one occasion, during her lifetime. Pr...
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The Two Annunciations

Today is the feast of the Annunciation. The Gospel for the Eucharist is the familiar and beautiful narrative of the Angel Gabriel coming to Mary and offering her to be the Theotokos, God Bearer, although she hardly could have wrapped her head around that at the time. I would suspect she hardly heard half of what the Angel said. How much do we remember of our wedding or graduation or any life changing moment?  She was probably in shock. What she did hear was that God wanted her to bear a child. ...
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John Malveaux: BSO.org: Thomas Wilkins conducts Hailstork, Sierra, Price and Ellington

  Adolphus Hailstork John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: Boston Symphony March 23, 2019 at 8 PM Thomas Wilkins conducts Hailstork, Sierra, Price and Ellington with saxophonist James Carter Boston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall Boston, MA Thomas Wilkins, conductorJames Carter, saxophones Adolphus HAILSTORK An American Port of CallRoberto SIERRA Concerto for Saxophones    and OrchestraPRICE "Symphoni...
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Faith to Go for the third Sunday in Lent

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Chicago Sinfonietta: Preshow Event: Project W: Works by Diverse Women Composers

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