Monday, November 30, 2009
World's. Most famous. Left-handed. Upright bassist.
Ford Hall, Thursday, December 3, 8:15 pm.
Ithaca College presents
Dr. Sherrie Maricle and Jennifer Leitham
The Ithaca College Percussion Ensemble
Gordon Stout, conductor
Jennifer Leitham has been called the "left-handed virtuoso of the upright bass," and has performed with Mel Tormé and Doc Severinsen's orchestra. Read Jennifer Leitham's advice to other trans musicians and an interview about her work.
The semester is almost over - go to a concert.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
There's been a lot of interest lately in the issue of same-sex marriage. Governor Paterson has been talking about it, the media has been covering it, and our campus LGBT student groups have provided info and awareness-raising events about it. This theme continues to come up in many ways - the recent (and rather contradictory) election results in Maine and Washington State, news that the District of Columbia may legalize same-sex marriage, even the bill recently vetoed by the governor of Rhode Island that would have allowed gay and lesbian people the right to plan the funerals of their deceased partners. Information, opinions, and ideas abound. Discussion of marriage isn't all that new, though. Here's some food for thought, from the beloved 20th century philosopher Grover, and his pal Jesse: