You wouldn't hand your Uncle Ed a baton and have him stand up in front of the New York Philharmonic. You wouldn't stick a Kia engine under the hood of a Mercedes. And you surely wouldn't short-change or cut corners with an NFL team worth of Super Bowl aspirations, chintzing by with also-rans or haven't-yets at quarterback. At least not if you could help it, right?
An American orchestra performed a historic concert Tuesday in the communist state of North Korea -- one of the most secretive societies in the world. A group of 105 musicians made the journey to Pyongyang, but for one of them this trip was not just about music. It was about family history.