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Today’s Birthday: Reggie White (1961)


Today’s Birthday

Reggie White (1961)

Affectionately nicknamed the “Minister of Defense,” a reference to his two very different careers, White was an ordained Baptist minister and a professional football player. The defensive lineman played in the National Football League for 15 seasons between 1985 and 2000, in that time leading the Green Bay Packers to two Super Bowls, including one victory, and claiming the league record for sacks. How was White affected by a rash of church arsons in the mid-90s? More… Discuss

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today’s holiday: Day of the Beaches


Day of the Beaches

In Uruguay, December 8 is known as the Day of the Beaches because it marks the official opening of the beach season on the coast known as the “Uruguayan Riviera.” There are ceremonies in which a priest blesses the waters, sailing regattas, horseback riding competitions, and an international shooting contest at Carrasco. Sometimes this day is referred to as Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day. More… Discuss

Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New England Summer Festiv


Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New England Summer Festiv

Bowdoin International Music Festival /CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 New

England Summer Festiv   (click to access)

A visit to the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.

On the program:

Eugene Ysaye – Sonata for Two Violins: mvmt II Ray Chen & Suyoen Kim, violins
recorded in concert on July 13, 2011

Samuel Adler – Canto XIX Ricardo Iznaola, guitar recorded in concert on August 4, 2010
 Arnold Schoenberg – Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Ying Quartet
recorded in concert on July 6, 2011


Derek Bermel – Soul Garden Paul Neubauer, viola; Maria Schleuning, violin; Laura Lutzke, violin; Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez, viola; Rosemary Elliott, cello; Seth Russell, cello
recorded in concert on June 29, 2011