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Dining@LargeI'm working on tomorrow's Top 10 dining destinations for large groups, as well as my introduction to our group-dining guest consultant. In the meantime, I am moving the off-topic conversation about last-minute stand-ins and substitutions up here. Here's a...
Tags: Bruno Walter
A regular visitor to Chicago with a loyal audience he has carefully cultivated over several years, the pianist-showman Hershey Felder has performed solo shows at the Royal George Theatre about George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven. In...
Whether or not you consider Barbra Streisand the last reigning diva of a more lyrical period in American pop music, she certainly stands as a symbol of the era that gave us Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, Lena Horne, Dinah Washington, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughan...
Tags: Television, Volo, Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Joe Williams
Georg Solti, whose 100th birthday the classical music world is celebrating this month, rose to international fame as a recording artist well before he became widely known in the concert hall and opera house. Indeed, the former music director of the...
"Don't trust anyone over 30." That 1960s admonition certainly doesn't apply to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. The MSO has begun its 31st season. I trust the MSO. Sure, it's a baby compared to the nearly 170-year-old New York Philharmonic, but...
Tags: Music, The Herald-Mail, Culture, YouTube, Arts and Culture
Hershey Felder, the pianist and showman whose composer-based solo shows have long been popular in Chicago, will make his return to the Royal George Theatre this fall. Felder said Wednesday that his show "Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein" will...
NEW YORK -- At the top of "Look, I Made a Hat," the second half of his exhaustively detailed two-volume set of collected lyrics to such incomparable musicals as "Gypsy" and "Follies," Stephen Sondheim addresses some of the complaints about the first book,...
Tags: Book, Concerts, Artists, Poetry, Georges Seurat
The 2009 Broadway revival of "West Side Story" was the last such revival to be directed by its author, Arthur Laurents, who died earlier this year. And while a classic title like this will always be open for re-creation and re-interpretation, and while...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOG23 songs by 23 artists! Michael Cloeren, emcee for Thursday night’s Bev Conklin and Friends Valentine’s Day Concert at the Musikfest Café, repeatedly reminded the audience what a “big” concert it was. I think there were only 22...
Pop & HissThe Library of Congress has named 25 new entries for its National Recording Registry, honoring historically significant sound recordings. Recordings by Donna Summer, Dolly Parton, Leonard Bernstein and others are joining the registry....
Culture MonsterThis has been corrected. See note below. The Mahler Project, begun Friday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, is big. Los Angeles Philharmonic officials have calculated that by the time Gustavo Dudamel finishes performing the nine complete symphonies,...
Culture MonsterGustavo Dudamel and Mahler’s First Symphony have a long relationship. Thursday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, in what may have been Dudamel’s most stirring and satisfying performance here thus far, it was clear that relationship has...
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