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Frederic Chopin

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  • 3 decades of jazz concerts in Chicago and beyond

    3 decades of jazz concerts in Chicago and beyond
    In 33 years of covering music for the Tribune — first as a freelancer and then as a staffer — I've chronicled great performances across the city and around the world. Many are covered in my newest book, “Let Freedom Swing: Collected...
  • Maurice Grimaud dies at 95; former Paris police chief

    Maurice Grimaud, who as Paris police chief played a key role in avoiding major bloodshed during France's student uprising in May 1968, has died. He was 95. Grimaud died July 16, Paris police headquarters said; the cause of death was not specified. He was...
  • Chopin's bicentennial, Boulez's birthday and more

    Chopin's bicentennial, Boulez's birthday and more
    The dominant theme in the 2010 musical performance landscape is the Frederic Chopin bicentennial. More than 2,000 worldwide events will honor the beloved Polish composer and his elegiac piano scores. Chopin festivals abound seemingly everywhere: London,...
  • Top 10 must-see spots around the globe

    Top 10 must-see spots around the globe
    People always ask me how I decide where to go. I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream. And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
  • Hugh Grant: theater critic?

     
    Last week, we reported on Hugh Grant's outlandish story about purchasing an Andy Warhol painting while on a two-day drinking binge. Now the British actor has jumped from the world of visual arts to the theater by publicly voicing his......
  • A classical music bucket list for 2010

     
    The dominant theme in the 2010 musical performance landscape is the Frederic Chopin bicentennial. More than 2,000 worldwide events will honor the beloved Polish composer and his elegiac piano scores. Chopin festivals abound seemingly everywhere: London,...
  • Monster Mash: 'Glee' tour coming to L.A.; Sotheby's posts profit; Giacometti sculpture buyer revealed

     
    -- Victory lap: The cast of Fox's "Glee" is coming to L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre in May as part of a four-city tour. (Playbill) -- In the black: Following staff cuts and other reductions, Sotheby’s said it has swung to a......
  • Google celebrates Frida Kahlo's 103rd birthday by doctoring its logo -- and her self-portrait

     
    If an image of a painting that pops up on a computer screen can be considered a viewing, then Frida Kahlo may be setting a record today for the most glimpses of an artist's self-portrait -- thanks to Google, which......
  • Theater Review: Beethoven reborn at Playhouse

    The pantheon of musical geniuses certainly includes George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin and Ludwig von Beethoven. It's about time they dusted off a niche reserved for Hershey Felder. Felder brings all three composers to life in his fascinating repertoire,...
  • A Directory of Cruise Lines and Ships

    Here is a listing of cruise lines and their vessels. One caveat: Many cruise companies prefer to sell through travel agents. It's best to book through an agent who specializes in cruises. Listings marked with a single asterisk designate open or...
  • Modern assault on an ancient foe

    Modern assault on an ancient foe
    Known through history as consumption, the white plague and hectic fever, tuberculosis ravages the lungs and wastes the body. It has felled statesmen and soldiers, poets and prisoners, drinkers and doctors in killing sprees that go back at least 3,000...
  • Novel landscapes

    One was a convent-bred beauty with melting black eyes who abandoned her husband and ran away to Paris, where she went through lovers like handkerchiefs. The other, homely and bookish, devoted her prime to theology, then scandalized Victorian London by...