Monday, April 15, 2013
In the course of just a couple of years, a young French ensemble, the Quatuor Ebene (or, in English, the Ebony Quartet) has become big news on the classical scene. They've been known to modestly call themselves "freelance players," but not just any freelance players win Gramophone Magazine's highly sought-after Record of the Year prize, as they did in 2009
The Supreme Court will hear a dispute between the U.S. and Microsoft on whether the government has the authority to force them to hand over emails and other digital information sought in a drug trafficking criminal probe but stored on a server in Ireland. A federal appeals court ruled the emails were beyond the reach of a domestic search warrant. The case is among several that pits tech. companies' right to protect digital privacy and investigators' need for information to combat crime and terrorism.
Should Gov. Wolf approve the House revenue proposal that borrows $1.5 billion-dollars, expands gambling, and uses fund transfers without raising taxes to balance the budget?