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Music Matters in Urbana

Photos | Submitted Students in third through fifth grades attended Music Matters: The Importance and Benefit of Continuing Orchestra on Jan. 12 at Urbana High School. The program was created by UHS sophomore Gabriella Papillo.

When Urbana High School sophomore Gabriella Papillo was brainstorming projects to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, she decided to raise awareness for something she loved: participation in orchestra. Papillo herself plays the cello. “I’ve been in orchestra since sixth…

The Constant Reader: Two Sequels Worth the Wait

Photo | Submitted Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

The authors of the two 2019 novels I consider here delayed producing sequels to their critically-acclaimed and commercially successful novels an unusually long time. “Olive, Again” is Elizabeth Strout’s follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 novel “Olive Kitteredge.” “The Big…