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Book giveaway part of summer program to promote reading Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz and Rowan County Commission Chair Carl Ford met with Rowan County mayors Friday to discuss details of the upcoming 2010 Salisbury-Rowan Reads free book giveaway program. Representatives from the Rowan-Salisbury School System, the Rowan Public Library and Smart Start Rowan were also present. Mayors and municipal leaders reported details associated with the reading program, which is funded by the city of Salisbury and Rowan County. It is the second year of the learning initiative and free book giveaway. Salisbury-Rowan Reads will take place Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at a different location each week. The schedule is: • July 14, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. • July 21, East Branch Library, 110 Broad St., Rockwell. • July 28, Spencer Library Park, Fourth Street, Spencer. • Aug. 4, Frank T. Tadlock South Branch Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. • Aug. 11, Cleveland Elementary School, 107 School St., Cleveland. The purpose of the program is to promote reading, encourage children to get a free library card and to provide a free book to all children in attendance each week. For faster check-in during registration, children already in possession of library cards should bring theirs. Each week, events will offer free refreshments and giveaways, story time by local government leaders, emergency service vehicle displays, games for children

Teachers hold rally to protest job cuts RALEIGH (AP) — Hundreds of people rallied in North Carolina’s capital city to protest teacher job losses and to put pressure on lawmakers for more education funding. The Fund Schools First event Saturday was organized by the North Carolina Association of Educators, North Carolina Parent-Teacher Association and other education groups. The groups want to restore $225 million in discretionary cuts for local school districts in this year’s state budget. They say most of the reductions resulted in thousands of job losses for teachers, teacher assistants and instructional support staff. Gov. Beverly Perdue and lawmakers are considering whether to expand those cuts for next year. The educators association says up to 4,000 more jobs could be lost under the budget Perdue released last month.

and door prizes. A Nintendo Wii System will be given away each week as a grand prize. “The city of Salisbury is proud to once again partner with Rowan County to fund this program as together we promote reading to children,” said Kluttz, on behalf of the City Council. “A love for reading is truly one of the greatest gifts a child can receive. Reading to a child strengthens the emotional bond between a parent and a child and allows children to learn more about the world in which we live.” She continued, “The enthusiasm and support from our local government leaders has

been amazing. The towns of China Grove, Cleveland, East Spencer, Faith, Granite Quarry, Landis, Rockwell and Spencer, along with the city of Kannapolis, have pledged their continued support on behalf of our children.” The mayor also acknowledges the support of Dr. Judy Grissom, superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury Schools; Dr. Sarah Hensley, director of elementary education; and Jeff Hall and Suzanne White of the Rowan Public Library. For more information, contact Karen Wilkinson at the city of Salisbury Public Information Office at 704-6382113.

HOOD THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY is pleased to offer the following courses during the summer semester to members of the community, for credit or for audit:

Special Summer Rate for Audit Courses! June 7-11 BST 102 Lexical Hebrew Instructor Thomas Grinter The main purpose of the course is to teach students enough Hebrew grammar and vocabulary for exegetical purposes.

the Fifth Grade Honors Chorus has performed with the Salisbury Symphony. They opened with “Almost There” from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog by Randy Newman, and then sang “Why We Sing” by Greg Gilpin. This is the first time that I can recall that they have sung in parts, and they were spectacular. Their parents and teachers have every right to be proud of this wonderful group of singers. The victorious conclusion of the concert was “Triumphal March” from the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (18131901). This was grand opera at its grandest, with magnificent trumpet fanfares and solos by Luke Boudreault, Greg Hall, Jay Meachum, and Alex Fisher. What a wonderful way to end the season. Although the program was “light” classical music, there was nothing light about the performance. These musicians worked hard and produced a very fine concert. All it lacked to rival the Boston Pops was the tables with food and wine.

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“Solving Mysteries” was the theme of the final concert of the Salisbury Symphony’s regular season, performed in Keppel Auditorium of Catawba College on May 8. Music Director David Hagy programmed a collection of light classical works with familiar themes, but whose origin you might not know. The grand opening was “Graduation,” which could be none other than Edward Elgar’s (1857-1934) “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1.” Of course, many do not realize that there is more to the piece than one usually hears at graduation. One would be hard pressed to find a grander and more regal performance of this work anywhere than was presented here. Even the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall would be jealous. “A Letter from Camp” recalled Allan Sherman’s 1963 hit “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, Here I am at Camp Granada,” actually “Dance of the Hours” from La Giaconda by Amilcare Ponchielli (18341886). Of course, one would have to be of a certain age to recognize this as anything but from an opera. Alfred Hitchcock made an appearance in “A Half Hour of the Macabre,” which uses as

certainly played with great fury in the storm, followed with pastoral sweetness of the calm, and ending in grand triumph for all. Almost everyone knows the Olympic theme that is heard on television. Most do not know that its real title is “Bugler’s Dream” from “Charge!”, or that it is a much longer work for brass and percussion written by Leo Arnaud (1904-1991). Arnaud was a film composer who settled in Yadkin County after his retirement and is buried in Hamptonville. Here the players were in all their glory playing this grand fanfare with great gusto. For romance, any number of themes could have been chosen, but Hagy settled on “Waltz” from the ballet Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), a delicate and lovely theme familiar to most everyone. We have all heard the waltz associated with tightrope walkers and trapeze artists, and often played by circus organs, but few know that it was written by Mexican composer Juventino Rosas (1868-1894). It was also used for the tune “The Loveliest Night of the Year” from the film “The Great Caruso.” While the orchestra played, the “tightrope” walker balanced himself on the edge of the stage, ushering in the All County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus. This is the 14th year that

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the opening theme for the show Charles Gounod’s (18181893) “Funeral March of a Marionette.” This piece features a clarinet solo, which was wonderfully played by Eileen Young, principal clarinetist. “A Vamp Flirts” recalled Georges Bizet’s (1838-1875) opera “Carmen” and the title character’s seductive dance “Habanera,” played lustily by the orchestra. “An Attempt at Delicacy” brought back visions of elephants and hippos in tutus from Walt Disney’s film “Fantasia” when the orchestra played “Pizzicati” by Leo Delibes (1836-1891), from his opera Sylvia. Using mostly pizzicato (plucked) strings, the performance was very delicate indeed, with not a lumbering footstep to be heard. On a more serious note, the orchestra played Samuel Barber’s (1910-1981) “Adagio for Strings,” which has become a metaphor for loss or tragedy. This piece was dedicated to Dr. Albert Chaffoo, the founding conductor of the Salisbury Symphony, who recently died at the age of 93. It has been said that the sign of an educated person is one who can hear “The William Tell Overture” by Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) without thinking of the Lone Ranger (again an age thing), but Maestro Hagy would not let us forget where we usually hear this piece, try as we may. It was

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