a tribute to 노덕래 (duk rae noh)

my friend 노덕래 (duk rae noh) died a few days ago in seoul, south korea, from an apparent suicide. he is survived by his five year old son and his wife. he was a talented bassist and graduate of berklee college of music. he also played with the famous korean k-pop band, “g.o.d.” a few videos are below. please leave replies if you like and share … Continue reading a tribute to 노덕래 (duk rae noh)

audition for the longwood chorus

the longwood chorus is an ensemble of students and professionals in healthcare and science that seeks to reduce medical burnout, promote creativity and emotional wellness, and perform high-quality choral music. the chorus is led by a professional choral conductor, lorraine fitzmaurice, along with associate conductor dr. jeremy faust (emergency medicine physician at bwh) and accompanist iris chan (research technician at boston children’s hospital). past repertoire … Continue reading audition for the longwood chorus

The Trade War With China Could Lead to an Accidental Nuclear War

The U.S. Government recently imposed tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese products, setting up a clash between the world’s two largest economies. The risk we run here is another Cold War and an accidental nuclear war. Think about the near misses, the many instances when the world avoided nuclear war just by luck. For example, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. And if accidental … Continue reading The Trade War With China Could Lead to an Accidental Nuclear War

Sweet Honey and the Rock in Boston

Roxbury Community College presents Sweet Honey In The Rock this Friday, March 9, 2018, at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. This is Roxbury Community College’s first celebrity fundraiser. Since its 1973 inception in Washington, DC (founded by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon as part of the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company with Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson and Mie), Sweet Honey In The Rock has continuously evolved into international … Continue reading Sweet Honey and the Rock in Boston

We Shall Overcome

My new op-ed, just published on Common Dreams, entitled We Shall Overcome During Black History Month, and year-round, we can teach our children the musical history of the Underground Railroad and the civil rights movement. This history can inspire them to pursue peace and justice.      It was a frigid Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Boston. Outside, snow drifts were piling up next to Dorchester … Continue reading We Shall Overcome