This Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author was only the third woman to write for the The New York Times op-ed page. She writes the "Last Word" column for Newsweek, and her latest novel, "Rise and Shine," debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, joining her four other bestsellers.
She played for President Obama's inauguration, then made her inaugural PSO appearance in Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Pianist Gabriela Montero may be elected a winner at the Grammy Awards for her CD of Baroque improvisations.
Classical QED 89.3's Executive Director, Susan Johnson, joins Jim Cunningham with the latest on the station's financial status.
Boston Pops maestro and CMU alumnus Keith Lockhart will lead the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Noel Zahler, Head of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, and violin professor Andres Cardenes talk about Lockhart's reunion with this student orchestra.
Pittsburgh Symphony 2008-2009 Composer of the Year (and guest conductor) John Adams talks about his "Doctor Atomic" symphony, highlights from "Nixon in China," and "On the Transmigration of Souls," as well as his recently-published autobiography, titled "Hallelujah Junction."
Ted Pappas will direct Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses in a swimming pool on the Public Theater stage. But first, his production staff must navigate uncharted waters.