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It is possible to quibble with the idea of cramming three blockbuster works into a single program, but the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra carries it off. Ravel's "Bolero," that brilliant study in rhythmic and melodic reiteration, not to mention crescendo,...
It was the cellphone heard 'round the world. A bouncy marimba ring tone on an iPhone erupted during the final soft, almost unbearably poignant minutes of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 at a recent New York Philharmonic concert in Lincoln Center. Music...
Charles Adam Fecher, a self-taught Baltimore scholar, author and editor who undertook the formidable task of editing the controversial diaries of H.L. Mencken, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Govans and Rodgers...
The classical music world, ever on the hunt for bright young stars with box office snap, still has some reliably surefire veterans. One of them is Itzhak Perlman, the most popular, widely recognized violinist since Heifetz. Tickets for Perlman's guest...
Tags: Music, Itzhak Perlman, Music Industry, Music, Culture
In "Learning to live with the ringing" (Jan. 22), Tim Smith quotes Baltimore Symphony Orchestra director Marin Alsop as saying, "No one does these things [allows cell phones to ring during performances] intentionally. ... We have to try to be kind and...
Tags: Music, Cell Phones, Music, Culture, Marin Alsop
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A bevy of Santas will not tap-dance their way into Rockette-style formations onstage to help the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrate the Christmas season this year. That cute tradition, and the rest of the Holiday Spectacular presented by the BSO...
Glenn William Hardy, retired president of the Accurate Weatherstrip and Screen Co., died of complications from dementia Nov. 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Center. The Hydes resident was 79. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of George A. Hardy, who founded...
Composer Bob Christianson is nothing if not versatile. He wrote a lot of pulsating music that accompanied episodes about several, um, energetic women in New York on the HBO series "Sex and the City." He has provided themes for Travel Channel's "Mysteries...
Jeannie Howe, former president of Everyman Theatre's board of directors, has been appointed executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, effective Jan. 3. She succeeds J. Buck Jabaily, who is stepping down from the GBCA post after...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Culture
In the past 12 months, some especially high-energy creators have relocated from other metropolises and set up shop within city limits. While a scrappy inventiveness isn't new here — far from it — it could be that the city is reaching a...
"I can do sleigh bells," beatboxer Shodekeh tells me over the phone from Towson University near Baltimore, Md., where he works as a dance accompanist. Worried that I’d turn the conversation into a novelty-act session of "do this, do that," I...
Tags: Music Industry, MTV (tv network), Music, Culture, Marin Alsop
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