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As a violinist who calls himself the "Viagra of classical music" and "Edward Violinhands," the South Korean virtuoso Amadeus Leopold is every bit as humble as his onstage performance is subtle. Which is to say, not at all. When Leopold comes bounding...
James DePreist, artistic advisor to the Pasadena Symphony and Pops and one of the few African American conductors to lead major orchestras in the United States and abroad, died Friday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76. The cause was...
South Florida's visual artists, performers and musicians have a new TV canvas to showcase their work. That's "Art Loft," a new weekly art series that launches at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on WPBT-Ch. 2 (airing from the Keys to Palm Beach). The show will also...
Musical and cultural diversity are at the heart of what the Harlem Quartet is all about. The string ensemble brings an eclectic program to Columbia when it performs for the Candlelight Concert Society series on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., at Howard...
One mark of a competent chief executive – especially one responsible for leading a nation – is an ability to learn from past mistakes. On that count, President Obama’s omission of classical music from his second inauguration ceremony...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFirst published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa...
The excitement surrounding New Year's Eve leaves a dull afterglow, because the world is no different once we've updated our desk calendars. But 2013's first full week is aglow with concert-cruise signals and only dimmed by British glam-rock act the...
The Ravinia Festival has announced several more classical music attractions for its 2013 summer season in Highland Park. Chinese superstar pianist Lang Lang will headline the annual gala benefit evening July 27, playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1...
Imagine a world-class soloist who, after performing Brahms' demanding Violin Concerto, joins the orchestra's string section to play Brahms' Symphony No. 1. That is exactly what Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider did two years ago with the Los Angeles...
Musicians with the London Symphony Orchestra are reportedly going to have to pull a Milli Vanilli when they appear at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in London. Reports from Britain state that the orchestra will mimic playing to...
The Broadway hits "Spring Awakening," "Spamalot" and "Dreamgirls;" mirth and memories from the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Shirley MacLaine and Don Rickles; the vocalism of Mandy Patinkin, Idina Menzel and Bernadette Peters; as well as dates with Michael...
email@example.comRobert Vodnoy doesn't stay in one place very long. Vodnoy is a full-time music professor at Northern State University, where one of his main jobs involves running the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony. He is in his fourth season as conductor of the...
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