What's the opposite of schadenfreude?
Sherisse Rogers has won the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition. She won for her piece "Transitions" for bigband and string quartet, featuring Joel Frahm. (It's on her CD.) This is awesome and well-deserved. Sherisse is a longtime friend and huge influence on my writing. She is also among the composers featured in the Jazz Gallery's Large Ensemble Commissioning Program this year. Sherisse's Project Uprising bigband is at the Jazz Gallery Feb. 27 & 28, 2009 -- save the date.
Also, Lindsay has been recognized by Project Censored in their annual list of Top 25 Censored Stories. Her investigative piece for In These Times on the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act is #6.