Eastern Music Festival Founder Dies

Sheldon Morgenstern, Eastern Music Festival Founder and Music Director Emeritus, died on Sunday, December 16, 2007, in Geneva, Switzerland, near his home in Collonges, France. He had lived in that area for several years following his retirement as EMF’s music director in 1998. He was 69 years old and had been diagnosed a few months ago, following surgery, with stomach cancer which did not respond to chemotherapy.
What Sheldon Morgenstern was able to imagine and bring to fruition in Greensboro nearly forty-seven years ago became one of its most significant cultural gems and put Greensboro on the map for music lovers everywhere.

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Twelve Days of Haiku

“Hai-ku: an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively; also: a poem in this form usually having a seasonal reference.”
When WDAV Traffic Manager Liz Syverson Barr passed around these Christmas haikus to staff this morning, we thought they were so much fun, we had to share them with you. So here they are. Do you haiku? If so share your creative gems with us by using the comments section of this blog.
Twelve Days of Haiku
by Liz Syverson Barr
Day 1:
Turkey, gravy, yams
Fill the plate and go again
Indigestions strikes.
Day 2:
Splendid old Blue Spruce
Eeek, what have I done to you!
Grotesque light bulb mess.
Day 3:
Tiny jingle bell
Holiday mood swings like you
Great fun? Not so much.

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