| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:08 PM
It's an interesting coincidence that Riccardo Muti's spring residency at Symphony Center is beginning soon after the end of the Vienna Philharmonic's own residency in New York's Carnegie Hall, part of an extended festival of operatic and symphonic music...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 11:36 AM
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It wasn’t a big leap to wonder during Saturday’s opening night of Neil Young’s four-night run of solo acoustic concerts in Hollywood whether Jesus, if he returned to address a...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — Pianist Evgeny Kissin speaks many languages, but to audiences around the world he is best known — and in some circles, revered — for his ability to articulate, with precision, the greatest scores of the classical piano...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris (Broadway’s “Assassins,” “Evita” “The Who’s Tommy,” “Sweeney Todd”) will star in a fully staged Igor Stravinsky's darkly comic “The Soldier’s Tale...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Before there was Minimalism there was Post-Minimalism. That might seem hardly feasible if you put your trust in time being an irreversible process. Theoretical physics, however, allows for a more open future in which the concepts of past and present...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:43 AM
Former Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t miss many slam dunks. Nana Meriwether is a slam dunk, and Shaq missed it.
Meriwether, who will travel from her home in New York to take part in the fifth annual Wild Fox Model Beach...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Byron Janis is one of the most inspiring survivors in classical music.
Despite decades of struggling to overcome the debilitating effects of, first, a childhood injury to his left hand, and, later, severe arthritis in his fingers and wrists, the great...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
NEW YORK — Early in "Beautiful," the new Carole King musical on Broadway, the prodigious but perennially insecure title character is desperately trying to sell the song "It Might as Well Rain Until September" just by banging it out on the piano....
| Feb 9, 2014
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles first appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." You'll almost surely see clips of them on the news this weekend, or on tribute shows, japing with the press, smiling those cheerful smiles, singing "All My Loving" — and...
| Feb 9, 2014
Today, the Beatles hold an exalted place in the history of rock 'n' roll. But 50 years ago, when they first crossed the Atlantic to perform in the United States, the reaction was decidedly mixed. Here is a sampling of what the critics were saying.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Broadway singer-actor Norm Lewis is standing on the stage of the Walt Disney Theater at downtown Orlando's new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
"Wow, wow, wow," he says softly, a grin covering his face as he looks out to where the seats will...