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St. Helena Star: Listen up - Festival Napa Valley helps St. Helena students turn music into art

For 16 minutes last Thursday, a classroom full of St. Helena Elementary School kids did what some parents might find inconceivable: They listened and didn’t make a sound. It helped that they were listening to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and using its jazzy rhythms to paint whatever came into their heads, be that a Christmas tree, blocky geometric shapes, or swirls and speckles of color. The workshop in teacher Hannah Waters’ third-grade classroom was part of Festival Napa Valley’s “How I See Music” program. 

Yahoo!: The U.S. Wine Festivals You Won't Want To Miss

Wine drinkers fit into two categories: those who casually enjoy the beverage and those who become fully immersed in everything about it. If you fit into the latter group, attending a wine festival is one of the best ways to join other enthusiastic oenophiles. These events unite vintners, producers, sommeliers, and everyday wine lovers, often in beautiful settings where the wine flows.

OperaWire: Jonathan Tetelman & Pretty Yende Win Manetti Shrem Opera Prizes

The 2024 Manetti Shrem Opera Prizewinners have been announced, revealing soprano Pretty Yende and tenor Jonathan Tetelman as the 2024 recipients. The prize is awarded annually to two extraordinary rising stars in the opera world and was created through a generous gift from Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem as part of the multifaceted Manetti Shrem Opera Program at Festival Napa Valley.