Claire Huangci slept well, woke early, Skyped with friends in Europe and ate a Friday morning breakfast of strawberries.
An audience leaning forward during quiet passages
The first day of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition may be a little early to spot any trends, but at least by the final notes Friday, high competence seemed assured, and several competitors went beyond that.
Proximity to a wall, the way the player faces and other elements go into the arrangement
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Summer is good time to set goals
Mount Rushmore National Memorial may be the most famous landmark in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but it’s not the only one. Covering approximately 8,000 miles, the Black Hills are a small, isolated mountain range with a big American Indian influence. The Lakota influence can be seen not far from Mount Rushmore in the still-unfinished mountain carving of Lakota warrior Crazy Horse. Here are five free things to do while in the area: Walk through historic Deadwood, a National Historic Landmark; sneak a peek at Mount Rushmore (but don’t park at the national memorial; it costs $11); go to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 5-11; stop in the drugstore in Wall for free water; and walk Art Alley in Rapid City.
Plants tough enough for Texas
The 2013 Cliburn Piano Competition started Friday
First day of play in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
Weather Delays Second Round.