Anastasia Tsioulcas http://kuow.org en What's Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola http://kuow.org/post/whats-worth-45-million-or-more-one-viola <em>Update Wednesday, June 25, 2014: A representative from Sotheby's tells NPR that the instrument did not sell "at this time." </em><p>Wednesday, Sotheby's auction house plans to announce the sale of a rare viola made by Antonio Stradivari. The <em>minimum</em> bid is $45 million. If it sells, it will be the most expensive instrument of any kind in history.<p>Here's an old musician joke: How do you keep your violin from getting stolen? Put it in a viola case.<p>The viola has long played second fiddle to its far more popular, higher-pitched sibling, the violin. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:39:47 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 36982 at http://kuow.org What's Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts http://kuow.org/post/rhythm-has-waltzed-away-hearts <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ek3eCbfqp0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCFEk6Y8TmM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zEfp_ZeiT0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YZpng2PL34</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjnhGwxQkFk</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GWaNt9pPQM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZD_ZzubDxs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_X9Plz0zc4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k1RjZ-SOLU</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:18:52 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 36602 at http://kuow.org A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts In 2014, The Classical World Still Can't Stop Fat-Shaming Women http://kuow.org/post/2014-classical-world-still-cant-stop-fat-shaming-women <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPquOVVEwws</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:44:01 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 34817 at http://kuow.org In 2014, The Classical World Still Can't Stop Fat-Shaming Women How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.) http://kuow.org/post/how-do-you-sweep-ivy-league-practice-viola-really By now, you may have <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/01/297879597/new-york-student-is-accepted-to-all-8-ivy-league-schools" target="_blank">heard</a> about Kwasi Enin, the impressive young man from Long Island who has been accepted into the classes of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale (all eight Ivy League universities) as well as Duke and three campuses of the State University of New York. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:02:20 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 31848 at http://kuow.org How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.) Guess Who's Singing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl? http://kuow.org/post/guess-whos-singing-national-anthem-super-bowl She's probably not among your first, or second, or 10th, or 20th-round guesses, but the NFL <a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000316164/article/renee-fleming-to-sing-national-anthem-at-super-bowl-xlviii" target="_blank">just announced</a> that American soprano <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15656760/renee-fleming" target="_blank">Renee Fleming</a> will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2.<p>Fleming is the first-ever opera singer to be given the honor. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 27391 at http://kuow.org Guess Who's Singing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl? Reunited After 50 Years, An Algerian Buena Vista Social Club Makes Its U.S. Debut http://kuow.org/post/reunited-after-50-years-algerian-buena-vista-social-club-makes-its-us-debut <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RVN1ZvHZCk</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:03:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 18186 at http://kuow.org Reunited After 50 Years, An Algerian Buena Vista Social Club Makes Its U.S. Debut