Tonight many of the best cellists in the world will converge on Indiana to celebrate the birthday of probably the most prominent cello teacher alive. There will be 100 cellists performing onstage. There’s a live internet broadcast of the concert. – NPR Morning Edition (needs RealPlayer)
Giant Canadian book retailer Chapters is reportedly telling Canadian book publishers they won’t be getting some of the chain’s fall orders until they agree to give higher discounts to Pegasus, the retailer’s wholesale subsidiary. – Toronto Globe and Mail
PLUS: SANTA CRUZ FIGHTS THE ARRIVAL OF BORDERS – Publisher’s Weekly 9/13/99
Let’s see, no more Monica – what’ll we do next? Some members of Congress want to scrutinize Hollywood sex and violence. A new round of culture wars? NPR Morning Edition
Andrew Lloyd-Webber and playwright-comedian Ben Elton are collaborating on a new musical about football, based on the true story of IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands. The Beautiful Game is planned for an autumn 2000 West End premiere. Playbill
They work for movies, but they’re a very bad idea online. Arizona Daily Star
An Inspector General’s report has concluded that 53 radio and television stations in the Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio systems have swapped donor lists with political organizations. This news as Ervin Duggan — PBS’ president and chief executive officer for five years — announced he was stepping down. Philanthropy News Network
PLUS: Read the IG’s report
Will Simon & Schuster end up an orphan?
PLUS: NEW YORK MAGAZINE COLUMNIST says merger isn’t about synergy, it’s the stock price.
Workers digging a new road near the Vatican have discovered a frescoed wall that experts believe might be part of the emperor’s mother’s house. – CBC