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#46: Go to a concert at Orchestra Hall

One of the motivating forces behind many of the items on my 101 list is the general idea of taking full advantage of all local offerings before longing to travel and see sights that other cities/countries hold; aka, “Things I … Continue reading

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Backstory to 101 Item #46

At the end of our fourth grade year, my classmates and I were invited to attend an “instrument” evening.  The purpose of this gathering was to allow each of us to get a hand’s-on opportunity to try any brass, wood, … Continue reading

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#20: Attend a community outdoor concert

Ten years ago my husband and I moved to a suburb on the west side of the city.  After renting an apartment on the east side of town for a few years, then living in a townhouse for a few … Continue reading

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#14: Participate in a drumming event

One of my earliest musical memories is of me sitting next to my mom on a blanket at an evening outdoor concert, watching a full symphony orchestra perform spirited works like “The William Tell Overture”. I remember feeling the ‘cannon’ … Continue reading

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#24: Go to a Caritas Vocal Ensemble performance

I am fortunate to work with outstanding people. My colleagues are wickedly smart and incredibly conscientious, and their intelligence and drive help me sharpen my own professional skills. But my peers are hardly all work and no play; these folks … Continue reading

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Pleasant presence

This winter, I (and my fellow citizens) have been the lucky recipient(s) of mild weather (relatively speaking).  Days of single-digit temperatures have been sporadic versus standard, and snow accumulation to-date can be measured in inches instead of feet.  I have … Continue reading

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#25: Watch Beasley’s Big Band

Apparently this is the week for completing 101 items; a few days after I scheduled bingo night, another former-coworker-now-friend sent me an invitation to attend his big band’s 20th anniversary celebration – which was to be held on the very … Continue reading

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