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AUSTIN, Texas — “If you don’t like who’s in there, vote them out,” Texas music icon Willie Nelson sang on the steps of the Capitol at the climax of the “March for Democracy” rally Saturday. The 88-year-old country singer, whose politics famously lean left-of-center, was referring to the Republicans that control the Texas Legislature and statewide offices. But many of the protesters at the ...

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Like many of the thousands of students who have played with the San Diego Youth Symphony during music director Jeff Edmons' 25-year tenure, Anthony Do-Hoon Kim became very familiar with some important musical names. Tchaikovsky. Dvorak. Strauss. Grandpa Elmo. Elmo Edmons was a self-taught musician whose piano improvisations kept his grandson entranced for hours. When Jeff Edmons had the chance ...

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FOXBORO — Building a relationship doesn't happen overnight. It takes time. You need to make the effort to get to know someone. It's in the early stages where you find out what you have in common and learn about what makes each other tick. For example, Cam Newton and Mac Jones have similar taste in music. From the outside looking in, you might have never guessed that. But their music is one ...

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CHICAGO — Ron Rivera remains agitated. “Beyond frustrated,” to use his exact words. A year after contracting squamous cell cancer and battling it into remission, the coach of the Washington Football Team is aware his compromised immune system could make him more vulnerable to COVID-19. Yet as training camp began this week, barely half of Rivera’s players were vaccinated, representing an ...

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Jul. 31—HIGH POINT — Several High Point organizations are ramping up efforts to create John Coltrane-themed events in celebration of the 10th John Coltrane Jazz and Blues Festival, set to take place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-5, at Oak Hollow Festival Park. The events are designed to extend the Coltrane experience beyond the festival itself, said Nancy Bowman, Visit High Point director of ...