American actor Wendell Pierce’s voice boomed through the Amphitheater, deep and clear: “O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention,” he quoted from the prologue to Shakespeare’s Henry V.
Bebop pioneer and American Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie said something to Wynton Marsalis that changed his view on big bands forever: “One should not consider it an achievement to lose one’s orchestral tradition.” Since jazz
At age 9, Geoffrey C. Ward fell ill with polio. In 1949, doctors thought it was best for young children not to know about their illness because knowing might frighten them. Parents’ visits were limited
Since America’s founding in 1776, the arts have been representative of American culture. The tempo of music runs through the United States, connecting it in a way nothing else can, Wynton Marsalis said. A nation
Army combat veteran Wes Moore and retired four-star Gen. David H. Petraeus assumed plank position on the Amphitheater stage. Side-by-side, they squared up their shoulders and began to do pushups as the audience counted.
Michael Sandel believes difficult questions about politics, morality and inequality need to be valued. Politicians should spend more time listening and reasoning with citizens than participating in “shouting matches” on television and radio. Sandel, the
Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist Randy Schekman first became interested in microbiology as a child when he looked at pond scum underneath a toy microscope. “I couldn’t believe what was revealed to my eyes,” Schekman said.
In the early 1990s, the link between the economy and job creation began to deteriorate. Typically, after a recession, an improving economy resulted in more jobs six months later. However, in the early 1990s, it
From last Friday to Aug. 21, people around the globe will watch as the world’s best athletes compete for the gold. Those athletes are seen as extraordinary and strong as they engage in exerting physical