| Nov 11, 2011
At the age of 16, a French villager named Jeanne d'Arc responded to what she said were the voices of saints, exhorting her to take up arms against English invaders. Dressed in male clothing, she led troops to victory in battle after battle before being...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:22 AM
Dan Deacon is obsessed with the apocalypse.
From a dilapidated couch in his Station North practice space, the city's most well known electronic musician and composer quickly rattles off grim crises: the United States' "growing military stronghold," drone...
| Feb 8, 2009
Jack Kolb is a huge classical music fan. The retired research physicist is a regular listener to WBJC in Baltimore and joins the public radio station's semi-annual international music trek whenever he can.
Recently, the Westminster resident was in...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Sure, the Bronx is still up and the Battery still down (or flat, in my car's case this morning), but in the last number of "On the Town," the 1944 musical created by the incomparable collective talents of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:43 AM
Singer Kavita Shah's journey to the recording of her debut album, "Visions," was a long one, involving hours spent honing her skills — on stages and in classrooms — punctuated by bursts of inspiration and self-discovery.
If you want to...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
MILWAUKEE Irene Wade doesn't always remember her name, or her birthday, or her children's faces. She'll often stumble in the middle of a sentence and then burst into tears.
But one recent morning at a nursing home in Cedarburg, Wis., the 99-year-old sang...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:50 PM
J. Ernest Green doesn't look at retirement as a reward.
For the music director of the Annapolis chorale, it would be punishment.
After 30 years with the group, Green's having too much fun to quit.
"I can't imagine not doing this," he said.
| Aug 14, 2014
It started seriously when Will Scerbo was 6 years old. The Shady Side first-grader began to really pay attention to practicing the piano.
Piano is the only instrument he has been interested in. "I can strum a few chords on the ukulele but that's about...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Bill Cosby will play Carnegie Hall as part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival, which boasts a lineup that includes new names to the fest such as Amy Schumer and Nick Offerman as well as festival veterans like Bill Maher.
Other comedians on this year'...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Tunxis Community College will present "Music of the Jewish Soul," a free concert/workshop with celebrated mezzo-soprano Dr. Monika Krajewska on Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Tunxis Cyber Cafe.
A special preview of the new "History of Jewish Music" course taught...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Musikfest's rich musical diversity includes a diverse program of classical concerts Aug. 4-8.
Concerts include purely classical, crossover, fusion and alternative repertoire on a wide range of instruments. As in previous years, the classical concerts...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:56 AM
The San Diego Symphony's announcement Thursday that it has hired Martha Gilmer, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's vice president for artistic planning and audience development, as its new chief executive officer, steps up the pressure on the CSO...