Author Archives: Richard Guzman

At the Band Festival

What a joy it was to be able to attend several performances during one day of the Orchestra and Band Festival of the Riverside Unified School District in California this late March 2024.  The 8-minute Video below shows two performances. … Continue reading

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The Neighbor Project Recieves $2 Million Grant

The VIDEO below shows around 15 minutes of a 34 minute news conference announcing another momentous event for The Neighbor Project (TNP): receiving a $2 million grant from Yield Giving, the organization of billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.  I urge you … Continue reading

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Li-Young Lee: Furious Versions

This article is part of two series: one on Chicago writers, the other on the many people I brough to North Central College during my time as director of its Cultural Events program. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1957 to … Continue reading

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