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ReutersHELSINKI (Reuters) - Don't let sub-zero temperatures and darkness put you off visiting Finland's capital city in the winter, when its Art Nouveau and modernist buildings are covered in a layer of snow. Finns know how to make the best of wintry weather,...
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...
Lisa della Casa, a Swiss-born soprano known for her sweet voice and exquisite elegance, has died at 93, the Vienna Opera announced Tuesday. The late English music critic Sir Neville Cardus reportedly once said of Della Casa that one should go to her...
Stephen Fry was all of 11 when his grandfather played him a recording of Richard Wagner's "Tannhauser" Overture. For the boy who grew up to become a distinguished British actor on stage, in television and film ("Wilde," "Gosford Park"), it proved to be...
It's sad that classical music is seen as a repellent, but many cities use it to shoo vagrants away. Danbury is considering piping it into Library Place, a favorite spot of loiterers. Does highbrow music really repel the down-and-out? Portland, Ore.,...
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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...
The Fox News Web headline Wednesday morning captured something in the air despite its utter wrongness: "Beatles' sitar player Ravi Shankar dies at 92." Well, first, the Beatles' sitar player was George Harrison. Shankar, who died Tuesday in his...
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...
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...
Tags: Music, Herbert Simon, Culture, Indiana Hoosiers, Baltimore Colts
Who will make cultural headlines in Los Angeles in 2013? The coming year will no doubt bring its share of surprises. But there are already some names that are likely to garner attention in the fields of art, architecture, classical music, dance and...
In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGIn the late 1950s and early ’60s, Neil Sedaka was a teen idol, singing pop hits such as “Oh! Carol,” “Calendar Girl” and “Happy Birthday Sweet 16.” Fifteen years later, in the mid-1970s, he re-emerged as an...
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