Like changing leaves and decorative gourds, the pumpkin spice latte has become a symbol of fall's commencement. Possibly it has become THE symbol. In the future we will complain that Starbucks has begun serving the libation before Labor Day, which will be a delightful complaint for those of us who enjoy such grumbling, and for those who want seasons to stay within their defined boundaries. Such a wish would make sense when stirred by what we call "pumpkin spice."
Today, I’m recommending a comedic work of crime fiction called The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. This book was Lutz’s debut novel and has since led to five more books chronicling the dysfunctional but lovable Spellman family.
The founder and de facto leader of the Might Handful, Mily Balakirev's influence on musical history is maybe more famous, more discussed, than his music. But his music is very enjoyable. Today we hear his Symphony No. 1, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra under the direction of Eugueni Svetlanov.
Only 9 months old but fully realized, Dallas is pure chihuahua. And though he is scared of his own reflection, he's courageous enough to bark at his own reflection. Find this little firecracker at the Siouxland Humane Society.
Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E. Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.
Capone made us all googly eyed. He's part bull terrier, part St. Bernard - a big doggy in the form of a puppy. Imagine him playing in his first blanket of snow, and you have imagined yourself one joyful moment. Find Capone at the Siouxland Humane Society.
Morningside College's Piano Recital Series continues this Saturday. Dr. James March, the series programmer, often comes in to tell us about the upcoming recitals, and we are always glad to have him. This time Dr. March is bringing in pianist Andrew Russo, bringing him in, in fact, for a second time.