Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Jan. 02 2013

Happy New Year!

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

I love the way we celebrate the New Year—and other festive occasions—with a happy accident. Sparkling wine came about when the wine was bottled too soon, before the fermentation process had been completed. Contrary to popular belief, the monk, Dom Perignon, didn’t invent champagne. He actually did his very best to rid ”the devil’s wine” of […]

Nov. 22 2012

Holidays are what (and when) you make them

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving! If you’ve had WBJC on since 10 this morning (and of course, I hope you have) you might have noticed that I’m working. If a holiday falls on a weekday, I’ll be here unless I ask for vacation time in advance, and you know what? That doesn’t bother me one bit. Many people […]

Oct. 13 2012

Top 5 – Halloween Candy

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

I’ll fully admit it: Halloween is my favorite holiday! To me, it’s the culmination of Fall… the leaves have changed, the air is crisp and the costume is on!  My mother used to sew my costumes from scratch and my fave for several years in a row was the devil costume complete with my face […]

Jul. 25 2012

“Summertime…”

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 5 Comments

As the cicada choruses begin to vie with each other, it’s an indication that we have reached the dog days of summer.  One of the things I love about living in America is how clearly demarcated the seasons are: the vibrant fall, the Christmas card snow scenes of winter, the rejuvenation of spring, and then […]

Jun. 04 2012

B(l)iss

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

I would love to be a fly on the wall when Jonathan Biss is practicing in the privacy of his apartment to see if he is as physical then as he is on the concert platform.  He is what you might call and mover and shaker in front of the keyboard–bending low, arcing back, fidgeting […]

Jan. 13 2012

A Shameless Plug for my Next Cabaret Show

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

    Valentine’s Day is coming, whether you like it or not. Personally, I’ve always been a big fan of V-day, even in college, when artsy student types like myself were expected to shun it as a “Hallmark holiday” & pretend to be far too intellectual to exchange cards & chocolates on February 14th. I’m […]

Dec. 19 2011

Christmas making sense

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Having grown up celebrating Christmas in Africa — with the Christmas holidays falling at the height of summer — white Christmases, steaming hot Christmas dinners and all the Christmas traditions were things that came alive for me in a Dickensian novel, not in real life. We’d all be hanging around in Fourth of July attire […]

Dec. 17 2011

Fiesta Magnificat

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Vocalise | No Comments

Composer John Rutter has a way with music and words. Rutter’s description of his Magnificat is delightful and compelling as is the work itself. Though the Magnificat is not necessarily Christmas music, its perfectly suited to the season. I hope it warms your heart and mind on tonight’s Vocalise!   Related posts: 12/25/11 Christmas with […]

Dec. 15 2011

01/01/12 New Year’s Day from Vienna 11am

By Diana Ross | Posted in WBJC Programs | No Comments

Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons makes his much anticipated second appearance at the helm of the Vienna Philharmonic for their 2012 New Year’s Concert. This concert series is so insanely popular, the Vienna Phil holds a lottery for ticket sales a year in advance! Don’t worry, you won’t have to go any further than WBJC to […]

Dec. 05 2011

I love a parade!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

I truly do. That said, I have a confession to make: until yesterday, I’d never attended the annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden. It tends to occur on or near my birthday- a time when we’re often away – but this year, our December travel is happening later, so when Maurice Lease, the owner of […]

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