| May 6, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The first major music news of 2009 was the death on Jan. 4 of the great patron Betty Freeman at 87 in Beverly Hills. Modern music would not be what it is today without her. She commissioned hundreds of new......
| Dec 24, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Jaap Van Zweden, Music Director of the Dallas Symphony A couple of years ago, when the Dallas Symphony announced the appointment of Jaap van Zweden as its next music director, heads scratched in Texas at an unfamiliar Dutch name. Now......
| Apr 26, 2010
Alan Rich, a longtime classical music critic for a variety of newspapers and magazines who wrote with such unabashed gusto that he helped create a major new music scene in Los Angeles, has died. He was 85.
Rich died Friday afternoon of natural causes...
| May 30, 2010
Growing up in Hochheim, Texas, a young Carl St. Clair was once asked by a visiting journalist how many people lived in his town. After pausing for a moment to tally up the population, he replied, "36."
"I could count them all up in my head. Although I...
| Dec 20, 2009
Ten years ago, cultural commentators found it fashionable to forecast the death of classical music. That bit of silliness ended on Sept. 5, 2000, with an unlikely work by an unlikely composer in an unlikely place. The Stuttgart Bach Academy in Germany...
| Feb 4, 2010
| 1:57 PM
February 16--Palomar Quartet plays a scintillating program of rhythmically complex, challenging and rock inspired music at 8:00 p.m.at the storied rock club the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Avenue. Music includes works by Seth Boustead, Philip Glass,...
| Apr 19, 2011
Two years ago Paul Simon traveled to Kenya with his wife, the singer Edie Brickell, and their three children. The trip wasn't strictly musical: "We went to see the migration of the animals," Simon says. But fans of this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer have...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:39 PM
If you've made a New Year's resolution to get out of the house more, check out this guide for 2011 entertainment options. From Broadway to blues to ballet, we've got you covered; here's a selection. Call the venue or visit their website for prices and...
| Jul 13, 2010
Tuli Kupferberg, a founding member of the underground left-wing 1960s band the Fugs as well as a poet, political cartoonist and lifelong peace activist, died Monday in New York. He was 86.
Kupferberg's health had been declining since he suffered two...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 7:27 AM
October 2-The Prospect Marching Knights will host 20 area bands at the 15th annual Knight Of Champions marching band competition.
The event will run from 2:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Prospect High School's Gattas Memorial Stadium, 801 W. Kensington Road,...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 7:34 PM
"Vulgar." "Clumsy." "Worthless and unplayable."
These were some of the words used initially to describe Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 some 135 years ago. Indeed, they did harm to the Russian composer universally revered today but who, in his...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:07 AM
TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...