‘Writing’ a wrong for Dr. King

Words MEAN something. Ask a writer. And the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a genuine artist when it came to words.  It’s ironic then that a quotation carved into his new monument on the National Mall in Washington, D. C.  takes Dr. King’s words out of context and changes the meaning of what he actually said — essentially mis-quoting one of the world’s great orators.  Now, as the nation prepares to commemorate what would have been Dr. King’s 83rd birthday, we get word that a correction is in the works.  Read more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Silence that phone!

By now, everyone knows about the “I-Phone Marimba” moment that temporarily stopped the New York Philharmonic’s performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony.  For the record and as continuing reminder to concert and theater goers everywhere, here’s the whole cringe-inducing story.