Gail Wise and her husband Tom own the first Ford Mustang ever purchased. She bought it in 1964 before Mustangs went on sale, and he later restored it.
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As orchestras see audiences age and dwindle in size, the Cleveland Orchestra is trying to attract the youngest audience of any in America by its 100th birthday in 2018. In this video piece for NYTimes.com, we meet players, patrons and the orchestra’s music director Franz Welser-Möst, who are all united to bring more young people to the orchestra’s stately hall. See the post on the NYTimes Arts Beat Blog and view the video below.
Some fans of the Indianapolis 500 are, for the first time, spending race weekend camped out in luxurious tents on the speedway’s infield. For diehard fans who were accustomed to staying in local hotels or campgrounds, this was a lifelong dream.
In part 5 of the MSNBC.com original series on Chicago and life in a city under siege from guns, we meet a group of men called Brothers on the Block — and their counterpart group Sisters on the Street — who fanned out to the city’s most crime-ridden blocks to make a show of force against violence. And a group if a neighborhood known for violence wants to change its image. Read More
Interrupters from Cure Violence, formerly known as Cease Fire, try to cool tempers and immediately defuse the conflicts that perpetuate the cycle of violence. And local law enforcement reaches out directly to parolees to give them alternatives to violence. Read More
Kids from the Brighton Park neighborhood say gangs are their family and they would never give them up, while teens in the Back of the Yards neighborhood say it’s better to have an illegal gun and risk going to jail than be shot dead. Read More
Basketball coach Shawn Harrington struggles to recover from a gunshot wound that left him paralyzed while a high school teacher offers a message of forgiveness to those who forever changed his life. Read More
ER doctors at Advocate Christ Medical Center try to save the lives of gunshot victims while family and neighbors mourn after a bullet pierces a house, striking 11-year-old Shamiya Adams dead. Read More