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  • November 15, 2017

Kidznotes' #GivingStory is featured on the #GivingTuesday blog Read it now, at! Share and Tweet and Gram and Snap and SPREAD THE WORD that we're the charity to choose on #GivingTuesday!

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I Mean to Be One, Too

  • November 6, 2017

I grew up in the Episcopal Church. My grandfather, Allen Webster Joslin, was vicar of St. Paul's, just down the road in Salisbury. As a boy, I had the chance to visit him in his church several times a year.…

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  • October 31, 2017

Simone Dinnerstein, an accomplished professional pianist, came to the nucleo this month to present for our students and families a program called “Bachpacking”, in which she unpacks the beautiful and complicated Goldberg Variations through a series of interactive performance exercises.…

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#GivingTuesday is less than 30 days away!

  • October 31, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all that we are Thankful for. The Tuesday following that feast marks the beginning of the charitable season. #GivingTuesday has become the single largest day of philanthropic giving, with well over $100 million…

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At Home in the Concert Hall

  • October 2, 2017

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle opened its season this weekend with an exceptional concert that featured, alongside works by Mozart and Shostakovich, the less well known Danzón #2 by Arturo Márquez. Less well known by name, anyway. Anyone who…

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I’m Baaaaaaack.

  • September 25, 2017

Worry not, fearless reader. Nick's Notes is up and running again. It's been an amazing couple of weeks at Kidznotes - weeks that have required a little bit of time away from the blog. It feels great finally to be…

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Ripping Off and Shouting Out

  • August 30, 2017

Two of my favorite things in the world: ripping off good ideas and shouting people out. Today, we got to do both at the same time! A few weeks ago, I was visiting the offices of the East Durham Children's…

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The art of losing

  • August 27, 2017

A man who changed my life passed away this weekend. Michael Cavanagh was professor emeritus of English at Grinnell College. He taught me Poetry as a Freshman; then he taught me Shakespeare as a junior. Poetry is one of the great joys…

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We’re rich!

  • August 23, 2017

Big news on my end today. Thought you might want to know that I'm now a multi-millionaire. I have in my wallet what I'm 99.9% sure is the $700 million winning Powerball ticket. And don't get any big ideas - the ticket…

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