RANDOM ACTS OF CULTURE – "Handel's Messiah" Hits the Mall

Miracle on 34th Street!  Macy's in Philadelphia (not New York, so that's where the cultural reference to the '40s movie falls flat) was the scene of a RANDOM ACT OF CULTURE at noon on October 31, when members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and local choirs broke into an enthusiastic rendition of "Handel's Messiah."  Merry Christmas-- and who cares about Halloween, anyway? This effervescent hubbub prompted me to think about antonyms:  What, exactly, is the opposite of crass commercialism?  Here w … [Read more...]