Every day we read about all of the heroes and heroines involved with sports on an amateur and professional level, but we rarely read about folks in the world of classical music. I love sports, and I like to exercise, and I don't object to articles about the athletically gifted. But we've got dedicated musicians who are just as worthy of coverage. So, last December I interviewed four members of the Oregon Symphony for The Hollywood Star, a newspaper that covers NE Portland. It's one of the better neighborhood newspapers, and each issue has a circulation of 25,000 copies. Now, the February issue of the Star just came out with my profiles of violist Jennifer Arnold, violinists Erin Furbee and Fumino Ando, and cellist Trevor Fitzpatrick on the cover.
The libraries and some businesses in NE Portland (especially in the Hollywood district) carry the Star. It's a free publication.