commission en Nico Muhly's "Aston Magna" Commission <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Founded by Lee Elman and the late Albert Fuller, the Aston Magna Music Festival, now under the musical direction of Daniel Stepner, is America’s oldest annual summer festival devoted to music performed on period instruments.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 95058 at Nico Muhly's "Aston Magna" Commission Massachusetts Casino Panel to Take over Racing Commission <p>The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding its first meeting after taking control of the state racing commission.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The new five-member gambling panel is charged with licensing and overseeing up to three casinos and a slots parlor in Massachusetts.</p><p>Under the casino law approved by lawmakers and signed by Governor Deval Patrick, the panel is charged with overseeing virtually all gambling in the state, except for the lottery.</p><p>That includes taking over the responsibilities of the state racing commission.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:33:02 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41502 at Massachusetts Casino Panel to Take over Racing Commission Massachusetts Commission to Host Forum on Problem Gambling <p>The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will host a public forum on problem&nbsp;gambling.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Members of the commission, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Debi LaPlante and other research and gaming experts will be on hand for the commission&#39;s fourth public forum aimed at educating the commission and the community about issues associated with the introduction of expanding gambling in Massachusetts.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:18:10 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41228 at Massachusetts Commission to Host Forum on Problem Gambling MA Casino Panel Weighs Pre-Qualification Plan <p>The panel overseeing the Massachusetts&rsquo; new gambling law is weighing a plan to pre-qualify potential casino developers in the state. WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>Under the proposal discussed by the Gaming Commission on Tuesday, a would-be developer would have to demonstrate that it has sufficient financial backing and a track record in the gaming industry before it can begin negotiations with a host community.</p><p>A spokeswoman for the five-member commission said the panel would study the idea further before deciding whether to adopt it.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 11:04:50 +0000 Lucas Willard 38078 at MA Casino Panel Weighs Pre-Qualification Plan