Elizabeth Blair http://wrti.org en Valery Gergiev, The Powerful And Polarizing Maestro http://wrti.org/post/valery-gergiev-powerful-and-polarizing-maestro <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-dpVISqPy4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r71xgacQ3jI</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:25:59 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 6969 at http://wrti.org Valery Gergiev, The Powerful And Polarizing Maestro The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit' http://wrti.org/post/strange-story-man-behind-strange-fruit One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129025516">was inspired by a photograph of a lynching</a>. But they might not realize that he's also tied to another watershed moment in America's history.<p>The man behind "Strange Fruit" is New York City's Abel Meeropol, and he really has two stories. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:55:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 4395 at http://wrti.org The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit' Remembering Award-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch http://wrti.org/post/remembering-award-winning-composer-marvin-hamlisch <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyZeGOsR9IA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyu--xC72jg</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:01:49 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 4275 at http://wrti.org Remembering Award-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch