Weekly Update

HOW GOOD ARE YOUR EARS?

NPR OFFERS a humbling test in compressed sound. Some compressed music files (like MP3s) eliminate 85 percent of uncompressed wave files. Can you hear the difference? Click HERE

JuntwaitVOICE OF THE MET OPERA DIES

MARGARET JUNTWAIT, longtime announcer succumbs to cancer at age 58. Click HERE

ATLANTA ELIMINATES PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUSIC

BOO HISS! Boycott Coca Cola and CNN? Click HERE

‘TOPICS IN MUSIC’ SUMMER SEMESTER

CARMEL FOUNDATION starts 12-week semester of music appreciation for Foundation members, Saturday, June 13, 10am-noon, at the Blanchard House, SW corner, Dolores & 8th, Carmel. Scott MacClelland is instructor/referee. Tuition, $50. Sign up there.

OPEN GROUND STUDIOS SPEAKER

ON JUNE 16, 8:30am, Marci Bracco Cain, Founder of Chatterbox PR, helps non-profits market their “brand.” Sponsored by Arts Council Monterey County. OGS, 1230 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. Confirm your attendance to klara@arts4mc.org

MONTEREY JAZZ FEST TIX NOW AVAILABLChickE

SEPTEMBER 18-20. Headliners Include the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea (right), Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dianne Reeves, Chris Botti, Béla Fleck, Snarky Puppy, Pete Escovedo and Sheila E.; Patti Austin, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen’s Erroll Garner Project, Jaco’s World Conducted by Vince Mendoza, and many others. 888-248-6499. Click HERE  MJF also will conduct a Jazz Camp for students at Monterey Peninsula College, June 15 through 26, with faculty that includes saxophonist Ted Nash of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Click HERE

PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLE

PAT DUVAL, the Singing Sheriff, and his new autobiography, “From Colored Town to Pebble Beach.” Click HERE

FRESH REVIEWS

ALAN AYCKBOURN’S Woman in Mind and Tom Parks’ Zelda, Save Me the Waltz. Click HERE

SMUIN BALLET’S “Unlaced.” Click HERE

Scott MacClelland, editor