Franzi on music: Witold Lutosławski – Concerto for Orchestra

Franzi on music: Witold Lutosławski – Concerto for Orchestra

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX Premiere Warsaw. Warsaw PO, Rowicki  November 1954 Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)  had an even worse time with oppression than Shostakovich. Bolsheviks shot his father and uncle when he was five, his brother died 30 years later in a Siberian prison camp. A Polish soldier, he barely escaped the Nazis and made […]

Arizona Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 MainStage Season

Arizona Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 MainStage Season

By SoAzNewsX Following one of its most successful seasons ever, Arizona Theatre Company launches its next 50 years with a 2017-18 season full of drama, romance and music.  The entertaining, thoughtful, impactful productions that have been the hallmark of the Southwest’s largest fully professional theatre for the last half-century will mark ATC’s 51st season. I. […]

Eric Peters: 2017 BMW R9 T Scrambler new motorcycle review

Eric Peters: 2017 BMW R9 T Scrambler new motorcycle review

By Eric Peters Have you seen the Steampunk BMW? Yes, I know – it’s the “scrambler” version of the R 9T. Which means it has high-mounted pipes and higher bars and fat tires with John Deer-esque tread for rooster-tailing clods of sod out in the back field. But it’s more than that – and more fun than […]

Eric Peters: 2018 Dodge SRT8 Demon debuts

Eric Peters: 2018 Dodge SRT8 Demon debuts

By Eric Peters Pity the starving man who gets to smell fresh bread – but never gets to taste it. Dodge wafted some fresh-baked smells our way the other day. The Challenger SRT Demon was revealed to the press at the New York Auto Show. 840 hp. A pair of dragster skinny tires in the trunk. […]

Eric Peters: Desperate solutions to manufactured problems

Eric Peters: Desperate solutions to manufactured problems

By Eric Peters Desperation brings out the worst in people – including engineers. But then, you can’t really fault them. The government issues its fatwas – which aren’t suggestions – and it is the job of the engineers to figure out ways to comply with the fatwas. Hence, the becoming commonplace use of turbochargers and […]

Mike Tully: “Support and Empower Your Bullied Child” book review

Mike Tully: “Support and Empower Your Bullied Child” book review

By Mike Tully One of the most painful and challenging tasks parents face is figuring out what to do when their child is bullied at school. As many learn to their dismay, school authorities too often are no help at all. They may dismiss the bullying as “kids being kids,” or suggest your child was […]

Philip Kopper: ‘American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom and National Identity in the Age of Revolution’ book review

Philip Kopper: ‘American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom and National Identity in the Age of Revolution’ book review

AMERICAN SANCTUARY: MUTINY, MARTYRDOM AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION By A. Roger Ekirch Pantheon Books, $30, 293 pages A consensus holds that last year’s politics were messy; some say the messiest ever, but A. Roger Ekirch tells us otherwise. In 1800 the run-up to the nation’s “first full-blown presidential campaign” was messier, […]

Bob Garver: “The Fate of the Furious” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Fate of the Furious” movie review

By Bob Garver For over a decade, you knew exactly what you were getting with a “Fast & Furious” movie. You went to see one of these movies, you got fast cars, gratuitous shots of women, dumb one-liners, ruminations on family during the slow parts, and completely implausible action sequences. The movies were fun if […]

Gary Sinise finally gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Gary Sinise finally gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actor Gary Sinise was awarded a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday after his decades of valued contributions to the film industry. At the ceremony, Sinise, 62, was also recognized for his unprecedented work in supporting our brave American veterans. “There’s no living person in our industry that does more for […]

25 surprising facts about autism to help you cope

25 surprising facts about autism to help you cope

Autism is rife with controversies related to its potential causes and treatments. The differences in opinion related to what the disorder is, and who it effects, have led to wrong information being circulated and a lot of confusion. Similar to other developmental disorders, autism starts from early childhood, and impairs the ability to communicate and […]

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