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2009-03-31 11:55:52

A Wisconsin high school has altered its school song to remove gender-specific references and apply the song to sports other than football. Waupun High School Principal Jeff Finstad said he realized there was a problem with the song when he printed out the lyrics for a group of students who wanted to paint them on a gym wall, The Reporter newspaper in Fon du Lac, Wis., said. The song urged fellows to fight and made specific references only to the sport of football, the principal said. I'm not...

2008-07-03 21:00:14

By Doug Moe, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 3--When Andy Moore turned 50 last year, he asked his wife and kids to give him a banjo. On Wednesday, Moore said: "Is there any better definition of a midlife crisis than learning to play the banjo? " Moore is actually too busy to have a midlife crisis. While he continues as producer of "Here and Now, " Wisconsin Public Television 's weekly public affairs program, Moore earlier this year launched a weekly music show, the "30 Minute Music...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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