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2007-05-15 18:00:18

By The Salt Lake Tribune May 15--Anne Ewers, president and CEO of Utah Symphony and Opera, is leaving Utah's largest performing arts organization after five turbulent years in which the company completed a controversial merger, weathered a financial crisis and won raves for its musical offerings. Ewers will become president and CEO of Philadelphia's Kimmel Center Inc., a performing arts center with a $35 million annual budget and that is home to eight resident arts companies,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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