'For decades, my pattern remained consistent,' writes cellist and best-selling author Edward Kelsey Moore. 'Full of excitement over each new project, I would begin to write. But then ... Whatever I had written would inevitably end up in the Tupperware tub with its uncompleted siblings.' Moore's new essay is a personal story about overcoming procrastination -- and realizing his dreams.
For the children at the Great Missenden School in England, a typical lunch time proves anything but typical as four professional opera singers surprise them with a performance sponsored by an Italian-foods manufacturer. The children are clearly taken by surprise, and their reactions underscore the magic of the moment.
Professional shakuhachi performer Yoshimi Tsujimoto is known for fusing elements of traditional Japanese music with more modern, pop styles. In a recent video, the artist (with the help of two koto players) covers Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal'.