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  • PASSINGS: Norman Felton, Evelyn Lear

    PASSINGS: Norman Felton, Evelyn Lear
    Norman Felton Producer of 'Dr. Kildare,' 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Norman Felton, 99, who developed and produced the successful 1960s TV series "Dr. Kildare" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," died of natural causes June 25 in Santa Barbara, his family...
  • Jazz meets classics: A Chicago pianist teams with Orion Ensemble

    Jazz meets classics: A Chicago pianist teams with Orion Ensemble
    When Chicago pianist Miguel de la Cerna was growing up on the South Side, the sound of jazzand blues, gospel and funk, R&B and soul was everywhere. It blasted out of clubs and apartments, car radios and storefronts, inspiring a kid growing up near 41st...
  • Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92

    Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92
    As concertmaster for the orchestra that recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Psycho," classical violinist Israel Baker helped create a piece of pop culture that is regarded as one of Hollywood's most terrifying. He led the piercing attack of the violins...
  • Daniel Catán dies at 62; opera composer and librettist

    Daniel Catán dies at 62; opera composer and librettist
    Daniel Catán, an opera composer and librettist whose works including "Il Postino" and "Florencia en el Amazonas" have been praised for their lyrical romanticism and humane generosity of spirit, died suddenly Saturday in Austin, Texas. He was 62. Catán'...
  • Before Kayne and after Bach: L.A. pioneer sampler Carl Stone

     
    Carl Stone, the Los Angeles composer, was a pioneer sampler in the 1970s, crafting passages from classical music, jazz and rock into musical works that enchant like Alexander Calder sculptures. Although he was sampling before Kanye West was born, Stone...
  • L.A. Phil 2012-13: John Adams, 'Wild Things,' 'Angels in America'

     
    John Adams' "The Gospel According to the Other Mary," "Where the Wild Things Are," Mozart and Esa-Pekka Salonen are among the high points of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2012-13 season....
  • Opera review: David Robertson conducts 'Wozzeck' in Santa Fe

     
    Santa Fe Opera revives Berg's "Wozzeck" for the first time in a decade. David Robertson is the exceptional conductor....
  • Dispatch from New York: A weekend of maestros on the mend

     
    Ricardo Muti and James Levine demonstrate in two performances in New York this weekend that they are back in top form....
  • Influences: Los Angeles composer Hugh Levick

     
    Hear Now: A Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers will offer pieces by a few well-known figures -– provocative British transplant Thomas Adès, longtime USC professor Stephen Hartke, someone named Esa-Pekka Salonen -– as...
  • Screenwriter Nicholas Kazan to present new play at Atwater Village Theatre

     
    The writer Nicholas Kazan is famous for his screenplays -- he received an Oscar nomination for "Reversal of Fortune" in 1991 -- and for being the son of the late director Elia Kazan. But he also has carved out a......
  • Composer Daniel Catan takes on the Frank Capra classic 'Meet John Doe'

     
    Having already adapted one film for the operatic stage -- "Il Postino," currently playing at the Los Angeles Opera -- composer Daniel Catán is set to repeat the task with a new work based on the 1941 Frank Capra classic......
  • The Third Man: New England native Ran Blake releases his first-ever live album

    The Third Man: New England native Ran Blake releases his first-ever live album
    There are any number of interesting things to talk about in pianist Ran Blake's music, but there's one passage in particular that caught my ear while I was listening to his new CD, Grey December: Live in Rome, released last week on Tompkins Square...