Phoenix Chorale conductor Charles Bruffy won a Grammy for best choral performance for a recording of Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil,” which was performed with the Phoenix and Kansas City Chorales, both directed by Bruffy. Bruffy will discuss the award and the recording.
The Phoenix Chorale is a Grammy-award winning musical group. Their latest album, All-Night Vigil, is a collaboration with the Kansas City Chorale. All-Night Vigil is a work by Rachmaninoff and the album celebrates the 100th anniversary of the piece. The Chorales put a decidedly modern-day twist on their album release by hosting a worldwide interactive listening party. Jen Rogers of the Phoenix Chorale and Toby Kidd, one of the singers, will tell us about the release party, the album, its significance and the history of the ensemble.
A federal judge ruled that Arizona and Kansas can require people to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a federal form. Both states sued the Federal Election Assistance Commission after the commission refused to add a state-mandated proof of citizenship on federal registration forms. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will talk about the case.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas has a First Amendment right to picket at military funerals.
ASU Journalism Professor Joseph Russomanno discusses the case.