Flute and guitar duo to conclude Hawaii Concert Society season

The combination of flute and guitar can produce a wide variety of musical colors, moods, and expressions and is popular among performers, composers, and listeners. Today, the Hawaii Concert Society will conclude its 2023-24 season when the Cavatina Duo, often acknowledged as the finest such combination in the world, performs at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center.

How to fix America’s cruel and unusual tax code

It probably escaped your attention, but the Internal Revenue Service recently piloted a program to help Americans cope with their notoriously complex tax system. Direct File was meant to help taxpayers in 12 states prepare and submit their returns electronically. Some 19 million people were eligible to use it. Thanks partly to a rollout late in the tax-preparation season, fewer than 1% of them actually did.