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ADIGITAL photograph of the one they call "Crazy Frank" appeared on my computer screen at home Wednesday afternoon as I clicked through The Sun's Web site -- swollen face, large ears, deep-space eyes, arms pulled behind him for the handcuffs. My son, who...
Ever wonder what longhairs listen to when they let their hair down? Once upon a time, when conductors were regarded as remote intellectual titans, no one would have thought to ask. Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony, once described...
Tags: Tina Turner, Opera (genre), Concerts, Brian Wilson, Cat Stevens
The period from the new year through the end of March invariably includes some of the most highly anticipated events of Chicago's classical music season. Here are 10 such events, listed in chronological order: Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo...
Tags: New York City, Opera (genre), Arts, Concerts, Music
The fields of classical music and dance lost several great names in 2012, including notable composers, prominent ballet dancers and virtuoso musicians. Elliott Carter, the titan of new music, died in November at 103. The innovative composer was...
Tags: Arts, Music, Music Industry, Dance, Entertainment Events
The performing arts scene looked a bit like a Busch Gardens theme ride in 2012, with lots of high points and a couple of strange twists and turns. Overall, the quality of presentations was first-rate with several regional or world premieres and knockout...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA top-selling music artist has rescheduled the date of her show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Sarah Brightman, the world’s all-time top-selling soprano with five No. 1 classical music solo albums and credited with creating the crossover classical...
The quirky violist known as Ljova, an ingratiating fixture on the New York new music scene, has just released a recording called "Melting River." You can purchase and download it for as little as $2 on the artist-friendly website Bandcamp as either an...
Tags: Artists, Frank Sinatra, Pandora Media, Inc., MP3s, Fine Artists
A quarter-century ago, Myrna and Bob Weaver wished for a musical venue for children to learn, play and enjoy classical music. The first Florida Youth Orchestra, in 1988, tuned to the melodies of 54 instruments played by adolescent fingers. For...
Big changes appear to be in store for Avery Fisher Hall, one of the country's most prominent classical music venues. The New York Times has reported that the hall, at Lincoln Center, is scheduled to undergo major renovations and a redesign that would...
It isn't often that the worlds of professional sports and classical music come together in harmonious union. But that is apparently what's happening at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, one of a several U.S. orchestras that has found itself in dire...
Hartford CourantThe National Endowment for the Artsgave out its lastest round of grants, giving 12 Connecicut arts organizations a total of $345,000 for various projects. Outgoing Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the arts agency will award 832 grants totaling $23.3...
No musical news story in 2012 drew greater media attention, inside and outside Chicago, than the strike that silenced the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 48 hours in late September. The cliffhanger was resolved just in time for the CSO to fulfill a...
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