Composer Or Ethnomusicologist? Maria Schneider: An Example of the Human Experience Captured Through Music

As I sat at the kitchen table reading the article below aloud to my wife, over last night's leftover guava pastries and a couple of  home-made cafe con leches, it struck me that I wasn't just reading an article about music.  The way the story takes us through prominent contemporary Jazz composer Maria Schneider's trip … Continue reading Composer Or Ethnomusicologist? Maria Schneider: An Example of the Human Experience Captured Through Music

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From Convict To Entrepreneur: Defying Labels By Empowering Change

During my graduate studies in applied sociology, my concentration was on deviant behavior.  I spent a good amount of time examining the role of deviance in society and how it contributes to the workings of a functioning social system.   Everything from soda fountains, Jazz music and "reefer madness" to juvenile delinquency and criminal behavior. One … Continue reading From Convict To Entrepreneur: Defying Labels By Empowering Change