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Back to the '70s: Arts center seasons to include Emmylou Harris, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne and Dr. JohnSummer is when the area's performing arts centers announce their fall schedules. The Peninsula's two main centers -- The Ferguson Center for the Arts and The American Theatre in Hampton -- have plenty of interesting shows heading our way. As my colleague...
Culture MonsterMark Swed reviews the San Francisco Symphony premiere of John Adams' Beethoven-obsessed "Absolute Jest."...
Culture MonsterMark Swed reviews the first appearance by the Baltimore Symphony in Southern California in 24 years....
Culture MonsterMark Swed looks at what the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival left out on the local level. That included unconventional West Coast music, a sampling of the West Coast unconventional concert scene and women, conventional or otherwise....
Culture MonsterA guide to some of the unusual new music events happening in and around Los Angeles the first weeks of summer....
Culture MonsterL. A. Master Chorale's Korean cantata/song cycle/concerto....
Culture MonsterMark Swed reviews Yo-Yo Ma with the Silk Road Ensemble at Walt Disney Concert Hall...
Culture MonsterCDs âLou Harrison: Music for Orchestra, Ensemble & Gamelanâ (Nimbus Records): This four-CD set collects, at a budget price, the long out-of-print classic recordings that conductor Dennis Russell Davies made in the late â80s and early â90s of...
Culture MonsterIn politics, Californians still quarrel over immigration issues. The arts know better. Ours is a state made with the critical input of others. And if our music is characterized by one thing, it is its openness to outside influences. We......
Music Review: John Adams goes for ecstasy in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's West Coast, Left Coast festivalCulture MonsterCalifornia is big and ungovernable, and there are many theories as to why we are the way we are. Phil Lesh, the thoughtful Grateful Dead bassist, had a good one Saturday afternoon. Every culture has run downhill to California, he......
Culture MonsterThe first major music news of 2009 was the death on Jan. 4 of the great patron Betty Freeman at 87 in Beverly Hills. Modern music would not be what it is today without her. She commissioned hundreds of new......
Culture MonsterChristopher Taylor is the overpopulation pianist. He has a common name, which means he has a lot of company on Internet searches. His handful of obscure, independent recordings have such amateurish graphics that he would be easy to dismiss as......
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