We don't have a guest blogger this week so we'll be using this space for updates and random news. If there's something you think is worth mentioning, well, that's what the comment field is for. Fire away.
You can listen to David Lehman's Valentine's Day 2010 lecture on Jewish songwriters at Chicago's Spertus Institute here.
Lera Auerbach’s score richly conjures a dark, roiling ocean, with eerily ascending themes and whale-song theremin. Read more about the San Francisco ballet premier of the Little Mermaid here. Congratulations, Lera.