Archive for July 2014

Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer
By RA Monaco At a time when budget support for school music programs are being slashed across the country the inter-generational dividends of America’s investment was on display at the 15thAnnual Wheaton Band Festival. Fifteen summers ago, not many people thought the Wheaton Band Festival would’ve become the annual sounds of summer event that it... Read more »

Gettin’ Your Mambo On in Wheaton

Gettin’ Your Mambo On in Wheaton
By RA Monaco You didn’t have to go to Cuba to Get-Your-Mambo-On Thursday night—Wheaton was the place to be!  The Mambo—one of the most sensual forms of dance and music—was alive and well with the swaying hips of dancers from DeSarge Dance World and the rhythms of the Mambo Greats medley performed by the Wheaton... Read more »

A Cure for Ageism: Facebook

A Cure for Ageism:  Facebook
By RA Monaco There are plenty of reasons health conscious people—particularly younger Facebook users—should make it a conscious habit to avoid internalizing today’s unsettling culture of ageism.  To start, having negative stereotypes about older adults has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and, in later years heart attacks according to a 2009... Read more »
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