| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:48 AM
Blame it on Lawrence Welk.
If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week.
Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Mark Swed reviews the Boston Symphony's Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, with French conductor Ludovic Morlot also making his Los Angeles debut....
| Nov 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is among 25 recordings selected for the 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame. Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." and the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main St." also are among the new Grammy Hall of Fame...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 6:21 AM
NASA’s space shuttle program gave the United States unmatched access to space, fostered a new era of international cooperation and led to pioneering research of the solar system.
Determining its effect at Langley Research Center in Hampton is...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:40 AM
It was inevitable that the late Richard T. Whitcomb join the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Neil Armstrong and other luminaries in the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
Working at NASA Langley Research Center in the 1950s, Whitcomb redesigned the...
| Oct 19, 2009
Richard Whitcomb, a mechanical engineer who changed the way we fly today with three design innovations that made airplanes fly farther and faster using less fuel, has died. He was 88.
Whitcomb died of pneumonia Tuesday in Newport News, Va.
| Feb 22, 2009
Carl St.Clair can clearly recall being in the third grade in his hometown of Yoakum, Texas, and being "marched down to the Grand Theater where we all got to see 'Ben-Hur.' I was totally captivated," he says. "The score was overwhelming to me."
| Jul 7, 2007
The sanctuary of St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church resounded with the peal of a Dixieland trumpet playing "When the Saints Go Marching In." But in their entry down the aisle, the jubilant choir switched to the Greek liturgy:
Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison,...