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Journey to my second home in Iran

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Journey to my second home in Iran

Editor’s note: Charleston native and resident Shiva Shafii traveled to Iran on Dec. 11, 2016, to visit her grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins. She returned home Jan. 13 and agreed to write a travel story for the Sunday Gazette-Mail. Two weeks later, on Jan. 27, President Donald Trump signed an order temporarily barring people from seven countries including Iran from entering the United States — a move he says is necessary to ensure travelers to the U.S. don’t pose a security risk.

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Just Press play: An Accessible Classical Playlist

Just Press play: An Accessible Classical Playlist

I adore classical music. Sitting in an orchestral hall and being enveloped by the sounds of an orchestra will never cease to inspire me. Luckily, my work with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is to make classical music accessible and get people to come to concerts. A lot of people don’t think that classical music is for them, and I want to change that.