Special Needs/ 'Sin By Silence'/ Di Wu/ Merce Cunningham

Special Needs When your child has special needs, like a developmental disability, how should you plan for their future when you're not around or not able to help them any more? Today on Insight, we'll talk with a parent of a special needs child and a legal expert about it.

'Sin By Silence' A new documentary about women who went to prison for killing a partner who had abused them is playing tonight at the Sacramento Film Festival. We'll talk with the film's director and producer and a former inmate who's featured in the documentary.

'Sin By Silence' screens at 6 p.m. today at The Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 442-5189.

Di Wu The young Chinese-born classical pianist Di Wu is coming to Northern California. She made her professional debut when she was 14 with the Beijing Philharmonic, and really made a name for herself as a finalist in the world-famous Van Cliburn piano competition.

Merce Cunningham One of the greatest choreographers of modern dance has died. Merce Cunningham passed away Sunday aged 90. He founded his ground-breaking dance company in 1953, and was still actively involved. He premiered a new work in April. We'll listen back to an interview we did in 2008 when Merce Cunningham was in residency at the Mondavi Center in Davis.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009