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July 5, 2019

How better to spend an afternoon than with music, conversation and lunch in beautiful spaces filled with literature and learning?

For Culture Saves, I’ve been organizing music performances for several years now to inspire people, restore hope and unit...

February 9, 2016

I had a very special evening last night at the Kennedy Center.  Once again, I saw that culture has no boundaries and can inspire and unite people from around the globe.


Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra was visiting from China to perform at the Kenned...

December 28, 2015

We live in a highly competitive society.  It takes perseverance, passion, intelligence, resources, and even luck to reach the top in any field.  Personal accomplishments and success can bring great things in life, including money, power, and influenc...

October 21, 2015

I am meeting today with Karim Wasfi, an extraordinary man from Iraq who shares my mission and that of Culture Saves – restoring hope and promoting peace through the arts.


A few months ago, I contacted Karim through an acquaintance on Facebook. I was...

September 16, 2015

Two weeks ago, I met the Tunisian Ambassador Fayçal Gouia at his welcome luncheon hosted by the National United States Arab Chamber of Commerce here in Washington. 


I learned that Ambassador Gouia grew up singing. He told me that culture plays a sign...

August 4, 2015

I believe in destiny.  Some things happen for good reasons.  Over the years, I’ve experienced quite a few blessings in disguise. 

Yesterday, I was supposed to be on my way to Alaska with my mom for a week to celebrate her birthday.  Instead,...