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In his typical rhyming style, Muhammad Ali might call it something like "a whopper of an opera." The legendary boxer, who floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, has inspired "Approaching Ali," a chamber opera with music by Carroll County...
Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and his New World Symphony, violinist Gidon Kremer and J.S. Bach’s complete “Brandenburg” Concertos highlight the 10th season of events at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. The...
Tags: France, Music, Dance, Savion Glover, Lincoln Center
Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year for "Babel." It was an event that even shocked the London folk-rockers. "We figured we weren't going to...
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra heading home later this week from its tour of the Far East, the CSO Association is wasting no time releasing the programs and artists to be presented during the fall season at Symphony Center. The orchestra's 2013-...
Tags: John Williams, Music, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Human Interest
Once, when asked how he thought history would consider his work, John Cage responded that he had made so much, getting rid of it all would be very difficult. Twenty years after his death he has been spectacularly proven right. This year marked the 100th...
Tags: Music, Festive Events, John Cage, Japan, Music Industry
KTLA News1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Kelly Clarkson...
Tags: Music, Janis Joplin, Santigold, Photek (music group), Rihanna
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
It's Saturday night, and though a drizzle threatens, the lawn is jammed with children snoozing in strollers, couples sprawling on picnic blankets, teens taking a break from skateboarding. The star appears — not some retread boomer rocker but high-...
Culture MonsterMusic critic Mark Swed highlights the best of the year in classical music and opera....
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 MonsterMark Swed reviews the San Francisco Symphony's miraculous American Mavericks celebration, which included a sublime performance of John Cage's "Song Books" with Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and, believe it or not, Jessye Norman....
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