I was so proud of my city Thursday night! Not only was I witnessing the premiere performance of our new Glendale Renaissance Orchestra on the lawn of the Americana at Brand (“Concert Review: Chill, spirited,” May 1), but I was also treated to two renowned artists performing a lovely variety of music.
It did my heart good to witness such professional artists almost in my backyard. I became a season subscriber because I want to support the city and the emergence of the arts in Glendale. Another amazing perk is that the show was free to anyone and everyone who wanted to stroll the grounds of the Americana.
I don’t know of any other place that lets non-ticket holders enjoy the same benefits as those who paid!
College aid bill will be a boost
President Obama’s passage of the new bill on college aid will make lots of good changes in student lives (“Optimism in college aid,” April 2). According to the new bill, federal aid for college-bound students will be expanded at $26 per unit, so for a full-time student with a 12-unit course load, that is $312, excluding the cost of books and other expenses.