It’s said the cello is the instrument which sounds most like the human voice. That may be why it resonates for some, like no other.
A young woman from Giles County is one of only six people outside Great Britain to have been accepted at the Royal College of Music in London to study cello next year.
Miriam Liske-Doorandish has been playing the instrument virtually all her life. Her mother is Lisa Liske-Doorandish, the former principal cellist in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. She still runs a studio, gives lessons and still plays for Opera Roanoke.
With the arrival of spring, flu season comes to an end. Officials say 2013 was an especially bad year, with much of the country reporting high rates of disease.
The Centers for Disease Control recommended anyone over the age of six months be vaccinated, but many took a pass. A new report from Virginia Tech sheds some light on why parents might choose to ignore medical advice when it comes to vaccines.
Professor Bernice Hausman and her colleagues were asked to investigate, and what they found was a bit of a surprise.