“Everyone comes from a different part of the state. How could we possibly all have the same interests?” she said. “At the end of the day, we are a united conference, and this instance is something that we will get through.”GO TO STORE
Before long, Mr. Vasterling had persuaded Rhiannon Giddens — a conservatory-trained MacArthur fellow, though she may be better known as a co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and as a recurring character on the drama “Nashville” — to write the score. Working in collaboration with the jazz composer Francesco Turrisi, Ms. Giddens also performed the music onstage while Ms. Randall Williams herself entered the performance space as both narrator and muse and, at times, the still center to a swirling human kaleidoscope of dancing bodies.GO TO STORE
“Stars and Stripes Forever” — John DaversaGO TO STORE
Another angle: In the U.S., moderate Democrats are feeling the heat from younger, more liberal colleagues, and the constituents who oppose them.