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Philip Glass is prolific beyond all understanding – and he keeps cranking out pieces at a clip that even his own record label, Orange Mountain Music, can’t keep up with. What that means is that there are lots of opportunities for...
MADRID — Walt Disney was hardly a perfect American. He may have been the most famous and beloved American during his lifetime. But his private magic kingdom was not always the happiest place on Earth. Disney had his own private torments and is...
Tags: Los Angeles Times, Mark Swed
Since 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars have worked with avant-garde musicians like Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Burmese circle drum master Kyaw Kyaw Naing and DJ Spooky. They recorded Brian Eno's ambient Music for Airports, and they've performed with...
The holidays are behind us, and it's time to turn our attention to what's shaping up as an exciting first quarter in the Hampton Roads arts arena. Several premieres are coming our way, and some major talent is dropping by. Here's a look at some upcoming...
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...
The Fox News Web headline Wednesday morning captured something in the air despite its utter wrongness: "Beatles' sitar player Ravi Shankar dies at 92." Well, first, the Beatles' sitar player was George Harrison. Shankar, who died Tuesday in his...
Tags: Ravi Shankar, Monaco, Concerts, Norah Jones, India
On Sept. 28, 2011, Ravi Shankar was 91 and frail when he took the stage for an unforgettable night in Los Angeles. With Shankar's death at 92 on Tuesday, we share the review of that performance from Times music critic Mark Swed. I come to praise a...
The performing arts scene looked a bit like a Busch Gardens theme ride in 2012, with lots of high points and a couple of strange twists and turns. Overall, the quality of presentations was first-rate with several regional or world premieres and knockout...
Every year when the venerable Oxford American releases its annual music issue -- and its accompanying CD -- I’m blown away by the scope of the project, the deep research, the top-notch writing, the curatorial genius, the style and sense of the...
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...
Tags: Entertainment Events, Joffrey Ballet, Dance, Music
Channel Guide MagazineAs 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...
Composer Philip Glass and artist Cai Guo-Qiang are among the recently announced laureates of the 2012 Praemium Imperiale awards, organized by the Japan Art Assn. The annual awards are considered one of the most prestigious cultural honors in the world....
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