Charles Darwin http://wrti.org en Darwin and Lincoln: Contemporaries Who Changed The World http://wrti.org/post/darwin-and-lincoln-contemporaries-who-changed-world <p>Two pivotal figures in history - British naturalist Charles Darwin, and American President Abraham Lincoln - were born an ocean apart, on the same day in February, 1809. Each led movements that changed the way we think about human beings. WRTI's Susan Lewis talks to historian David Contosta, author of <i>Rebel Giants</i>, about their different lives and the things they had in common.</p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 01:21:39 +0000 Susan Lewis 3305 at http://wrti.org Darwin and Lincoln: Contemporaries Who Changed The World Composer/Performer Simon Shaheen--Phila Dance Projects--Charles Darwin Legacy--Tenor Placido Domingo http://wrti.org/post/composerperformer-simon-shaheen-phila-dance-projects-charles-darwin-legacy-tenor-placido <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Simon Shaheen. The Palestinian composer, and oud and violin virtuoso, performs at the Kimmel Center this weekend.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at Philadelphia Dance Projects' upcoming series. Performances over three weekends will pair ocal contemporary dancers with dance artists from around the country.</p> <p>Jason Peifer explores the legacy of Charles Darwin, as numerous Philadelphia organizations celebrate the "Year of Evolution." February marks Darwin's 200th Birthday.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles Placido Domingo. The super-star tenor performs with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in mid-February.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2009 14:20:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 2078 at http://wrti.org Composer/Performer Simon Shaheen--Phila Dance Projects--Charles Darwin Legacy--Tenor Placido Domingo