A series of albums is helping to spread the word about the music of Andrrzej Panufnik.
Credit Andre Dzierzynski / Courtesy of CPO Records
Unlike the first two volumes in the CPO label's ongoing survey of symphonic music by Andrzej Panufnik, the selections on this third installment find the Polish composer in a more laid-back, mystical frame of mind. Three of the four pieces on this album were written in England, where he was granted political asylum in 1954, and would spend the rest of his life.
There's some mystery to it. The origins of Druidism and Stonehenge are both elusive; even more elusive is what one has to do with the other. Though it's not clear that early Druids, or Celtic priests, had anything to do with Stonehenge, the modern revival of druidism, part of a broader revival of pagan nature religions, also revived Stonehenge as a place of religious significance.
A New Orleans pianist, vocalist, producer and songwriting legend — and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee — Allen Toussaint recently stopped by the KPLU/Jazz24 studios for a visit, taking us on a sweet and uplifting trip home with his music and anecdotes.
About 12,000 years ago (give or take a thousand) the glaciers covering much of the northern hemisphere disappeared and an ice age gripping the Earth ended. The planet became warmer, wetter and entered the geological era scientists call the Holocene. Marked by a stable climate, the Holocene has been good to humans. The entire history of our civilization (agriculture, city building, writing etc.) is bound within the Holocene and its bounty of productive land and oceans.
Many University of Kentucky staff members are facing a "use it or lose it" scenario with accrued vacation days that expire at the end of the month. The UK Human Resources Department is encouraging those people who won't be taking the time off to consider donating their hours to shared leave pools. Spokesperson Donna Cornet says at any given time, employees need to be away from the workplace for an extended period of time.
Breathitt County Judge Executive Harvey Jason Richardson declared a state of emergency in Breathitt County due to Monday's heavy rains and flash flooding, and has made the county's Emergency Management office available to help assist those who have suffered damage. Richardson said after an emergency meeting of the Breathitt County Fiscal Court on Tuesday morning that some 3,000 persons in the county were affected by flood damage to bridges and culverts, breaks and slips on county roads, downed trees and flooded roads. He also has written to Gov. Steve Beshear, asking for state assistance to help repair the damages.