IF YOU DON’T NEED THE INCOME from your mandatory IRA distribution, you can send that money directly from your retirement account to the tax-deductible charities of your choice and thereby reduce your taxable income by that amount. Your financial adviser has the appropriate process available to implement your instructions (though I discovered my FA had not actually done it before this year.) Some IRA accounts even offer a checkbook to put the process directly under your control.
COMING UP THIS WEEK
CAMERATA SINGERS offer their holiday program in Salinas, Carmel and Monterey. The MONTEREY SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS perform in Carmel By the Sea this Thursday, and in rural Carmel Valley on Tuesday. CHANTICLEER returns to the Carmel Mission for two performances on Tuesday. For details and links, see our CALENDAR
ISN’T THIS REALLY the Eagles’ Hotel California before the fact?
THE MAN WHO BUILDS PIANOS FOR SMALL HANDS
THE DONNISON-STEINBUHLER pianos are made in Pennsylvania. For the story and an interview, click HERE
ST JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES UPDATED
RHIANNON GIDDENS and the Silk Road Ensemble
WHAT YOU WEAR TO YOUR AUDITION
IS MORE IMPORTANT than how well you play. So says Nathan Cole, an associate concertmaster at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Click HERE
NIGHTS ON BROADWAY
BEE GEES in 1975. They had many hits that overshadowed some of their best work, like this one. Three star-crossed siblings are survived only by brother Barry, now 70.
FIVE FRESH REVIEWS
I CANTORI DI CARMEL and HIDDEN VALLEY STRING ORCHESTRA, click HERE
SMUIN’S CHRISTMAS BALLET, click HERE
SCROOGE AND MARLEY and YULETIDE JEWELS, click HERE
Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca RC Brooks, associate editor