Valerie Wojciechowicz was 7 years old when her father died and her mother went to work full-time to support two children. That left her with many adult responsibilities at an early age. She says that responsibility was the foundation of her work ethic – but it was also the start of a series of problems with alcohol and drugs. Valerie’s now an HIV-AIDS awareness educator and talks with former Florida Stories Producer Eric Jordan about how her life found a new direction.
NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2010 -- The New York City-based Orpheus Chamber Orchestra announces the completion of six new "Brandenburg" concerti. Orpheus' three-year, six-part New Brandenburg commissioning project paired six celebrated living composers with one of J.S. Bach's original "Brandenburg" concerti, widely regarded as some of the finest musical compositions to emerge from the Baroque era.
Lakeland Senator Paula Dockery is trying for the third time to get a legislative committee to hear a proposal regarding Senators and financial conflicts of interests, Governor Charlie Crist was among many waiting to welcome survivors of the Haiti earthquake at Orlando's Sanford Internatinal Airport, Hillsborough Job Agency president asked to resign after using taxpayer money to entertain staff, and the spending of two and a half million dollars has been approved to fix sink holes in county roads.
Direct from Italy, this world acclaimed exhibition from the Il Genio de Leonardo da Vinci Museo brings to life Leonardo's genius as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer and architect. Now also including the new and revealing Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibit from Paris, Da Vinci - The Genius is the most comprehensive exhibition ever assembled on the greatest mind that ever lived.
Born in Seoul, Korea and educated at the Juilliard in New York City, the members of the Ahn Trio, (cellist Maria, pianist Lucia, and violinist Angella), are constantly redefining the art and architecture of chamber music. Breathing new life into the standard piano-trio literature with commissioned works from visionary composers such as Michael Nyman, Maurice Jarre, Pat Metheny, Paul Schoenfield, Mark O' Connor, Kenji Bunch, Nikolai Kapustin, and Paul Chihara, the Ahn Trio brings a new energy and excitement to the chamber music world. The trio's latest CD, "Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac" (released by Sony), is a showcase of this vibrant and original music, which made No. 8 on the Billboard Charts for 26 weeks in the Classical album category.