By Patrick Everson at Las Vegas Review-Journal
Some random thoughts on gifts, hopes and wishes this Christmas Eve:
* The Clark County School District takes its lumps in many areas, often rightly so. However, year in and year out, the holiday season reminds us of a gift provided by some fantastic educators in the district: music directors.
Be they in choral or instrumental programs, these people consistently eschew all the politically correct tripe gripping this nation. Their winter concerts — because hey, you can't call them Christmas concerts anymore — consistently include overtly religious pieces...