Friday, April 18, 2014
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Michael Jackson Impromtu Audio Memorial on South Street

We don't normally do pop on this blog, but, living near South Street, it's hard not to notice that car radios on the strip are turning up the Michael Jackson. It's a wonderful kind of impromtu memorial. Hard to imagine many other pop singers as the cause of such a unified, spontaneous reaction.

Michael Jackson Impromtu Audio Memorial on South Street

We don't normally do pop on this blog, but, living near South Street, it's hard not to notice that car radios on the strip are turning up the Michael Jackson. It's a wonderful kind of impromtu memorial. Hard to imagine many other pop singers as the cause of such a unified, spontaneous reaction.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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