| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:22 PM
Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet.
Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:33 PM
As we come upon the 11th commemoration of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there are several notable new and returning documentaries, specials and movies on television recalling the events and their impact on our nation from various perspectives...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Sound and Vision and multimedia...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Unlike a string ensemble with its homogeneous sonority, the woodwind quintet wears a suite of many colors. On Sunday afternoon at Zoellner Arts Center, the East Winds Quintet flaunted more shades than mere red, white, and blue in an all-American concert...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Philip Glass has composed over a dozen operas and eight symphonies, one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century. He's known for being minimalist, but has distanced himself from that genre-fication as of late: He describes himself as a writer...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:39 AM
How do you turn 35 gracefully?
How about going somewhere you've never gone before?
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, born in the heyday of short repertory works, celebrates its 35th anniversary this week by premiering its first full-length endeavor, "A...
| May 7, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Tuesday May 15, The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, (203) 332-3228, thebijoutheatre.com
Conventional service-industry wisdom has it that restaurants should always strive to make their guests feel relaxed and...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
| May 22, 2012
Long Beach Opera's new production of Osvaldo Golijov's "Ainadamar" comes at an important time. The opera is a meditation on the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca's murder by the fascists during the Spanish Civil War, which is ever relevant, especially in...
| Sep 6, 2012
Gorgeous and a tiny bit bubble-headed, full of ancient ruins and marvelous faces and time-lapse landscapes of crazed LA freeways in action, "Samsara" takes its title from a Sanskrit word that translates, roughly, to "the ever-turning wheel of life."...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Works by former Police band member Steward Copeland and composer Philip Glass will be part of Long Beach Opera's 2013 season that is scheduled to begin in January. The eclectic lineup, which the company will announce this week, also will feature opera...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Natasha Middleton's ballet studio and company are evolving in their second decade, but she said she stays true to her main philosophy — perpetuating the tradition of the Ballet Russe while training young dancers for the professional spotlight....