In the middle of this divisive election season there is one thing that can unite us all. That is 'Hamilton.' The now Grammy Award winning musical is beloved by all but perhaps the most anti-American among us and even than you just know they secretly like it. Even known America hater and terrorist leader Cobra Commander was able to put his world conquest aside and snake a few tickets to the show. With the musical winning big at the Grammy Awards this Monday night, may we propose that Presidents Day be renamed Hamilton Day? Speaking of Presidents. Presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton got into the action, tweeting her support for Hamilton after they won. At last we checked this message had not been deleted so we can assume she still stands by it.
Ward Swingle, founding father of the Grammy Award-winning a cappella group the Swingle Singers, died at 87 Monday, Jan. 19, in is home in England.
Conductor Osmo Vänskä talked with Brian Newhouse of Classical Minnesota Public Radio this weekend about what might prompt him to return to the orchestra as music director. Vänskä said, “For any healing to begin at the orchestra, Michael Henson must go.”