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Lehigh Valley MusicA Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...
Silent films have never seemed like a dead art to me, even though pictures began talking in 1929 and I was born in 1960. When I was a kid, silent films was what were shown at the public library to kids on Saturday afternoons, because Super8 projectors...
Tribune music critics John von Rhein (classical) and Howard Reich (jazz/blues) each pick 10 shows you shouldn't miss this summer: Classical: “The Circus Princess” and “The Cousin from Nowhere”: Emmerich Kalman's three-ring...
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames. I'll post a series of these...
The Ravinia Festival remains one of the nation’s heavyweight classical music impresarios even if it increasingly finds itself in the position of playing Goliath to the David of the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. Ho-hum symphonic...
Next week's classical lineup features music in a much-lauded concert hall and music played by America's (arguably) greatest orchestra. A chamber group comprised of musicians from the Pacific Symphony will be performing at Soka University's wonderful...
Tags: Arthur Honegger, Music, Culture, Riccardo Muti, Concerts
Culture MonsterPianists Lang Lang and Andre Watts and cellist Alisa Weilerstein are key soloists for the Pacific Symphony's 2012-13 season. The annual American Composers Festival will focus on the music of Duke Ellington....
LA Times MagazineThe L.A. Phil conductor laureate returns home with a newly unearthed Shostakovich opera....
The genesis of "... i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces," a new book of vintage photographs with musical accompaniment, came simply, during one of artist Steve Roden's regular visits to the flea market. "This is how it always happens —...
The most atmospheric way to experience the Castleton Festival, which opens Saturday, is to travel down to Virginia's Rappahannock County and catch opera productions or orchestra concerts on the spacious, idyllic estate of celebrated conductor Lorin...
Tags: Music Theater, Music, Local Government, Culture, George Mason
Culture MonsterLos Angeles students are preparing the perform “Brundibar” at L.A. Opera's Opera Camp, where they will also learn about a vastly different camp -- the Nazi concentration camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia, that interned 15,000 children from...
Jazz people like to brag that their idiom is "America's classical music." But if you catch some of them in a certain mood, you'll find that they long to merge their art with what much of the Western world calls "classical music" — the idiom that...
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