Uncompromising Iconoclast in All Her Forceful Glory Steve Smith The dogged originality and eruptive energy encountered in the music of Galina Ustvolskaya, a Soviet-era Russian composer, are undeniable. Factor in the eccentricity and ego of her public pronouncements, as well as the spiritual streak that runs through her slender output, and you have the stuff

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Black Violet: A Cat’s Story of the Plague 5HE’s Adam Marks and Ezra Claytan Daniels join Alison Cuddy in the WBEZ studio on 848. Set in the mid-17th century, the story of Black Violet involves violence, deception, mass-murder even The Plague. But the victims focused on in this story aren’t lords or peasants; they are

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5HE Spotlights Great Music, Plight of Cats Alexander Hough Don’t be fooled by the kneading paws or the eighteen hours of sleep per day; cats haven’t had it easy. In 1232 Pope Gregory IX declared them tools of the devil. They were burned alive as part of Queen Elizabeth I’s coronation. Even today, conscientious animal

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