Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

On Wednesday night at The Iron Post I enjoyed the Old Style Sextet, a group of five UI graduate students and an undergrad who are embarking on a recording project with the great Jim Pugh producing. Old Style never sounded better. They are one tight ensemble.

Monday night I stayed home to watch on PBS the documentary "A Fragile Trust," which tells the story of former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, "the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time," as a blurb says. Fascinating; I couldn't help think this couldn't happen so easily and so extensively at a small-town daily.

I'm not a huge fan of choral music but always feel uplifted after hearing Amasong perform, as the women's chorus did last week at McKinley Presbyterian Church. I love its global repertoire as well as focus on trad and new music by women. Their new CD, "Everything She Touches Changes," was recorded live at 2009-'12 Amasong concerts.

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