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Van Cliburn

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  • Streep, James Taylor, Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins, Van Cliburn, Philip Roth among national arts and humanities medalists

     
    National Medal of Arts, Humanities winners include Streep, Quincy Jones, James Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Van Cliburn and Philip Roth...
  • Jasper Johns is first studio artist in 34 years to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    Obama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977....
  • Bruno Walter’s Last Concert

     
    Dec. 2, 1960: Van Cliburn, the Cold War sensation who won the 1958 Tchaikovsky piano competition, performs the Brahms second piano concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Bruno Walter at Shrine Auditorium. [Yes, I cringe to think of what......
  • Steinway honors pianist Michael Rickman, professor at Stetson University

     
    Critically acclaimed pianist Dr. Michael Rickman, professor of piano in Stetson University’s School of Music, has been honored by Steinway & Sons as a new member of its prestigious roster of Steinway Artists. The New York-based company says of its a...
  • Pianist Santiago Rodriguez’s career had a dramatic start

     
    It was 50 years ago that Operation Pedro Pan began bringing thousands of Cuban children to the United States. Among them: Santiago Rodriguez. In all, more than 14,000 Cuban children fled Fidel Castro’s Communist regime from 1960 to 1962 under Pedro...
  • Wednesday's Highlights: 'Top Chef' on Bravo

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 29 - Sept. 4 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here ROCKET MAN: The chefs prepare food for astronauts on space......
  • Matt Weinstock, Sept. 25, 1959

     
    Matt Weinstock on the success of pianist Van Cliburn -- and his contemporaries Eugene Istomin, Gary Graffman, Leon Fleisher, Leonard Pennario and Daniel Pollack. I didn't know John Browning went to John Marshall High....
  • Matt Weinstock, Oct. 21, 1959

     
    Above and Beyond For sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty, a colleague asks a typographical paean for Jerry Leshay, associate director of the George Gobel TV program. An associate director's job is to make the show go. Working from a booth, he co-...
  • Matt Weinstock, Nov. 6, 1959

     
    Racing the Stork A woman in the throes of becoming a mother was being driven to General Hospital by a neighbor one night recently and as they reached the Civic Center it became apparent they weren't going to make it. On a frantic impulse the neighbor...
  • Music review: The L.A. Philharmonic conducted by Edo de Waart

     
    Friday at Walt Disney Concert Hall, conductor Edo de Waart led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a three-part program that began with subtle Chinese philosophy and ended in Germanic self-aggrandizement. De Waart opened the program with the orchestra’s...
  • Injured From Tickling The Ivory

    Injured From Tickling The Ivory
    On Monday, one of the pianists scheduled to compete in the Van Cliburn Piano competition had to withdraw from the competition because of a hand injury. Right now, students at the University of North Texas are researching what causes these piano-related...
  • Preview: Summer classical music and dance

    Preview: Summer classical music and dance
    In Los Angeles, classical music and dance don't take a summer vacation, as happens in some other major cities. In fact, summer provides some of the best opportunities to catch world-class musicians and dancers at settings as big as the Hollywood Bowl...