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Symphony conductor candidate Quinn prepares for his local debut

...the Portsmouth Institute Orchestra in Rhode Island, and recently earned his doctorate in conducting at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. In 2011, Quinn made his formal orchestral conducting debut as one of five...
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

CHICAGO - As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.
Fall Arts Preview

...Peace award from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. She is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Southern California, and works with students at USC's Thornton School, where she is also Jascha Heifetz Chair.May 1-16...
Glacier Swim Club hosts Olympic athletes

Three of the country's elite swimmers will be leading local pool sharks, and those who want to be even better in the water, in two days of valuable lessons for all levels of swimmers looking to improve technique and drop time.
Sitka Summer Music Festival presents Sitka Cello Seminar

...tradition of the legendary master classes led by cellist Gregor Piatigorsky and violinist Jascha Heifetz at the University of Southern California. SSMF's founding artistic director - violinist Paul Rosenthal - was a graduate of the USC classes in the...
Symphony announces finalists for conductor position

The Juneau Symphony has announced the three final candidates for the position of conductor of the Juneau Symphony.
Massive manhunt on for ex-cop accused of killing 3

LOS ANGELES - Thousands of police officers throughout Southern California and neighboring states hunted Thursday for a disgruntled former Los Angeles officer wanted for going on a deadly shooting rampage that he warned in an online posting would target those on the force who wronged him, authorities said.
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Campaign-ing for the Kings: Sacramento vs Seattle

...Sacramento-Modesto-Stockton ranks 20th.David Carter, director of the Sports Business Institute at the University of Southern California, said all these efforts - whether by fans or professionals - might still be futile. He said the NBA will...
Lesson in contrasts: Stockton, San Bernardino and Sandy Springs

...Gordon is a research fellow with The Independent Institute, 100 Swan Way, Oakland, Calif. 94621 (website: and professor of policy, planning and development at the University of Southern California.
Symphony's first chamber concert to be held Friday

...with her husband and two daughters.Sally Schlichting, raised in Juneau, studied classical flute at the University of Southern California and the University of Washington.Since returning to Juneau in 1990, she has performed nearly continuously...


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