Library Ghosts in the Midwest
George Eberhart - October 28th, 2008
"This is the second segment of a fairly comprehensive and updated list of libraries with ghosts, or at least ones that patrons, staff, or local folklorists have associated with paranormal happenings. Yesterday’s post included libraries in the Northeastern United States; today’s includes a handful of Heartland haunts from Ohio to Oklahoma."
"As the winter holidays approach, so does a seasonal classic. “The Nutcracker,” the fantasy ballet set to an adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original tale and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s score, seems to be as popular today with audiences of all ages as it was when it was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892. U. of I. professor Donna Buchanan, whose specialization is Russian and Balkan music, teaches courses focusing on Russian art music, including “The Nutcracker.” She discusses the timeless appeal of the ballet and its music with News Bureau arts writer Melissa Mitchell."
News Gazette story
Dec 6, 2008
Listening to Schroeder ‘Peanuts’ Scholars Find Messages in Cartoon’s Scores
By APRIL DEMBOSKY
Published: January 13, 2009