Melbourne Chamber Music Society
Melbourne Chamber Music Society

This season the Society will present six  rather than the traditional five concerts. Included in the series are the thirteen member New York Chamber Soloists, three string quartets, one with piano, a traditional piano trio and a violin and piano duo.

  1. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of adult dogs and 55% of cats in the US are obese or overweight.
  2. 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners said their pet's weight was normal when it was actually overweight or obese.
  3. The "fat pet gap" is the normalization of obesity by pet owners. (Read: fat pets = the new normal.)
  4. Cats who are 10 to 20% over their ideal body weight are considered overweight.

To help drive down the feline euthanasia rate in Brevard County, PURRS (People Underwriting the Rescue and Rehab of Strays), along with H.O.P.E. (Helping Overpopulation of Pets End) have teamed up to provide absolutely free spays and neuters of community cats on Friday, October 16, 2015, in conjunction with the 15th National Feral Cat Day.

Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Evidence of this is the long list of songwriters who have recorded gems from his extensive catalog, including Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Joan Baez, and many others. Prine has received numerous accolades, including two Grammy’s and the 2005 Americana Music Awards Artist of the Year.

Faculty Profile

Dr. Gordon Patterson, a Professor in the School of Arts and Communication, stopped by the WFIT studios to participate in a Florida Tech Faculty and Staff Profile.  Dr. Patterson has been a member of the Florida Tech Faculty for 34 years.  After working for 15 years to development the Asian Studies program, Dr. Patterson and a group of faculty and students traveled to China and visited several major cities.