The former British Prime Minister complained that negative portrayals of politicians discourage people even from voting.
Roger Stone reveals how Richard Nixon smuggled three pounds of pot in to the country for jazz legend Louis Armstrong in his latest novel, Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall, and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon published last month by Skyhouse Publishing.
With the triumphant return of the BBC's Sherlock to our screens, following his supposed death at Reichenbach, the series everyone is talking about prompts another thought for classical fans. It is an ongoing characteristic of Arthur Conan Doyle's books about his great detective, that Holmes is passionate, if not hugely accomplished, about the violin, which took pride of place alongside recreational drugs and mentally sparring with Dr. Watson. And classical music has held a special place for other perhaps surprising, and unlike Sherlock non-fictional, figures.
On Friday evening, under the baton of Thomas Wilkins and the Omaha Symphony, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice performed the first movement (and just the first-movement-only) of the much loved Piano Concerto in A Minor.