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Classical Notes: June 23, 2010 Archive

Tear your rhubarb, don't cut!

Posted at 10:43 AM on June 23, 2010 by Alison Young
Filed under: Events

At least that's a tip I just received on proper harvesting of Rhubarb from my colleague Mike Pengra.

One of the many "fun facts" I just might use this Saturday when I host the Rhubarb Festival in Duluth.

It's a full day of music - including one of my most favorite, Peter Ostrouchko - a bake sale, silent auction, activities for kids and several contests.

If you're in Duluth, stop by and please let me know if it's best to tear or cut those rhubarb stalks!






Rhubarb Stalk & Leaf Contest

Classical Vuvuzela: It's about time!

Posted at 7:51 PM on June 23, 2010 by John Birge (1 Comments)
Filed under: Fun finds, In the media

With all the fuss about the annoying sound of the Vuvuzela at the World Cup in South Africa, it's high time we heard it put to other uses.
A tip of the hat to the Opera Chic for listing this today, and to the trombone section at the Berlin Konzerthaus:

Meanwhile, some other wacky German Vuvuzelaphiles in Hamburg, test the acoustics of the spectacular new concert hall that's under construction in Hamburg, and designed by Herzog and De Meuron, the architects that gave us the new Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis.

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