'Dead Man Walking' Opera Composer Discusses Influences, Motivations
Monday, May 19, 2014, 4:15pm
The opera version of “Dead Man Walking” has become something of a modern classic. Written by Jake Heggie, t he opera, with a libretto by Terrence McNally, is b ased on Sister Helen Prejean’s book that inspired the movie of the same name. It tells of a nun’s journey as the...
Opinion: Kennedy Center Safeguards Mission After Appointing New President
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 4:51pm
Wednesday was a banner day for women.
Not only did General Motors in Detroit announce its first female chief executive, but the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington , D.C., followed suit. Deborah F. Rutter, currently in her 13th year as president of the Chicago Symphony...