| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Elaine Redfield, a longtime Orange County arts advocate whose campaign for a local performance center led to the creation of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has died at the age of 96.
The coroner's office did not have information available on the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
"Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall"
Vladimir Horowitz's technical ease, power, wide color palette, singing tone and musicianship sent other now-legendary pianists, including Rudolf Serkin, Arthur Rubinstein and Claudio Arrau, back to the practice...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — Since you're probably wondering, let's just get this out of the way: Jessie Mueller, the actress playing the title role in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" on Broadway, has met the famed singer-songwriter but only once, during a...
| Jan 5, 2014
Ali Ryerson, a celebrated, Connecticut-based practitioner and crusading champion of the jazz flute, may have finally delivered a knockout blow in her mission to gain full equality for her instrument thanks to her new, cool, flute-centric album, "Game...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Inside Studio Della Morte, the Los Angeles compound where Danny Elfman spends much of his professional life, antique dolls, skulls and leering puppets coexist with deranged fairy tale paintings by Mark Ryden and mesmerizing Diane Arbus photographs. The...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Classical music buffs certainly have heard Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, but we suspect they’ve never heard them sing. Next June, the 2014 Ojai Music Festival will give them the chance.
The three great composers are among the characters in a new...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:23 AM
After the success of last year's Billy Strayhorn Festival, perhaps it was inevitable that the Music Institute of Chicago would convene a subsequent tribute to a major jazz figure.
This time, the two-day soiree will cast a spotlight on Benny Goodman,...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
MARRAKECH, Morocco -- ABBA co-founder Benny Andersson and his son Ludvig Andersson are taking "The Circle," their supernatural youth fantasy film, into full-speed and are set to kick off production on March 31.
Based on Mats Strandberg's best-selling...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Of the classical boxed sets released this year, here are six collections that have given me particular pleasure. May they provide comparable listening cheer to you and the music lovers on your Christmas gift list.
"Vladimir Horowitz Live at Carnegie...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Winter Garden's Garden Theatre has a sleigh full of holiday-themed performances planned this month, under the umbrella heading of "Holiday Fruitcake — A Recipe for Seasonal Fun." The theater decided not to present a play, but instead is offering...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Can a serious, lengthy, topical piece of contemporary music make an impact beyond the classical music scene and possibly change the world a little bit in doing so? That's what happened with Benjamin Britten's unorthodox "War Requiem," which scored an...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
China Arts and Entertainment Group and IMG Artists have set a joint venture that promises to expand opportunities for Chinese performing arts talent.
Deal creates an entity dubbed Sino America Global Entertainment, which will focus on sharing resources,...