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.
Pittsburgh City Council is considering banning the use of wild animals in performances, outlawing Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey and the Shrine Circus from appearing in town after 2016. Council President Bruce Kraus proposal prohibits the performance of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement…to protect them from cruel and inhumane treatment. Educational, research, rehabilitative venues such as the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, The National Aviary and the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center would be excluded.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Should the PUC significantly reduce the fine against ride sharing company Uber for operating without a license?