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Archive: January, 2009

POSTED: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 11:23 AM

Inquirer staff writer Peter Dobrin reports:

The National Constitution Center has a new leader, at least temporarily.

Linda E. Johnson will become acting president and CEO when Joseph M. Torsella leaves at the end of January.
A member of the Center’s board since 1997, Johnson is resigning as CEO of the Free Library of Philadelphia Library Foundation to take the job. She is a veteran of various boards, from the Free Library to Hamilton College to the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network.

About this blog

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.

Reach Peter at pdobrin@phillynews.com.

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