Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The players are technically extremely good, their ensemble is flawless and they can weave a seamless tapestry of lines and voices. Everything they do is carefully planned and worked out to the last detail, but they have succeeded in balancing perfect control with passionate involvement, youthful exuberance, and spontaneous expressiveness - a rare feat that gives their playing a feeling of total security as well as a powerful emotional impact. It is no surprise they have won three BBC Music Magazine Awards.
The Boy Scouts of America announced yesterday an end to its ban on gay scout leaders and employees. The Mormon Church said it is "deeply troubled" by the announcement and said it might leave the organization. LGBT rights groups applauded the decision as a step in the right direction, but say there is still more to be done. The new policy does still allow for church-sponsored units to choose its own leaders, even if they are restricted to heterosexual men.
Should the Justice Department launch a criminal probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account for government business?