Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Harlem Quartet: Take the 'A' Train
The Harlem Quartet, a string quartet, will perform music by Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Billy Strayhorn, Guido Gavilan, and Walter Piston. Join us at 6:30pm for a pre-concert mixer! The Harlem Quartet's mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.
Dozens of Congressional Democrats including Mike Doyle of Pittsburgh announced they will skip the Friday inauguration of President Elect Donald Trump. Some Democrats are boycotting as a show of solidarity for Rep. John Lewis of Georgia citing the president-elect's perceived insult of the civil rights icon. Lewis said in an interview that Trump wasn't "a legitimate president", with Trump then tweeting "John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district…All talk no action or results..."
Should the Trump administration discontinue the clemency initiative for nonviolent drug offenders pursued by President Obama?