[+a]rts & the State of the Union

This week, President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech before the United States Congress where he addressed three areas of concern that resonate with arts advocates: federal spending, jobs and education policy. Earlier this week, 165 conservative members of Congress representing...

The “Economic Recovery” Is a Sad Joke – John M. Eger

More and more of our students earning a coveted degree from one of America's great universities are doomed to an uncertain future. The worldwide financial meltdown has, we know, gutted the job market but when the dust settles, surely we face a jobless recovery.  The problem is...

San Diego Youth Symphony program hits right notes in Chula Vista

By Ashly McGlone, SD Union Tribune Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6 a.m. CHULA VISTA — Seventy Chula Vista third-graders are now receiving top-notch music instruction through the San Diego Youth Symphony’s Community Opus Project. Ashly McGlone // Otay Elementary students practice on new violins, violas, cellos and...