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Woman Around Town: Neeta Helms –
The Class Act Behind Classical Movements

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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We’ve all heard that old joke: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.” But how do you get a world renowned orchestra—with

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Coming Home

Sunday, July 31st, 2011
by on Living Around

It is the afternoon of June 29, 2011 and I’m standing in my vacant German flat. The movers left just minutes earlier with our countless

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Rooms with a View at the Metropolitan Museum

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
by on Playing Around

In 1806, Caspar David Friedrich, perhaps the greatest German artist of his generation, inaugurated a motif that sparked an artistic trend. Working in the challenging

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Lessons Learned from a Year in Europe

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
by on Living Around

It’s been nearly nine months since my family relocated to Germany for my husband’s one-year job assignment. In these nine months, we have traveled to

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Andrea Marcovicci: Breakfast by Candlelight

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
by on Woman Around Town

Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor exact truth, but in the way of feeling…Charles Baudelaire It’s 6 a.m. in Studio City, California.

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Stephanie Chase–Classical Violinist

Sunday, November 15th, 2009
by on Woman Around Town

After first picking up the violin before the age of two, Stephanie Chase went on to give a private performance for famous comedian Jack Benny

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The Amazing Race: Visiting Seven Continents

Friday, March 20th, 2009
by on Woman Around Town

Ellen FitzSimons has truly journeyed to the ends of the earth and back. In thirty years, her travels have taken her across six continents to

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