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If given the choice, would you want butter or margarine? Sugar or artificial sweetener? Vinyl or digital music? The answer to all, of course, is, yes. Give me the real thing. And for obvious reasons. Butter doesn't have the trans fatty acids that...
Culture MonsterMusic critic Mark Swed highlights the best of the year in classical music and opera....
Lehigh Valley MusicIn October of 2011, legendary sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, 91, invited his long-time tabla accompanist, Tanmoy Bose, to his home in Encitas, Calif., for an informal recording project. The result was a high-energy jam session over a four-day period in...
Prize-winning poet and CCSU professor Ravi Shankar (pictured) shares passages and insights at Real Art Ways on Thursday when he talks about Deepening Groove, his latest collection of poems. He's joined by three notable authors — Joel Allegretti,...
Melancholy runs like a strong current through Glenn Jones’ fingerstyle instrumentals, but there’s also a streak of blissful optimism. On the prelude of “Anchor Chain Blues,” the first track of Even to Win is to Fail, a limited-...
Brash's Mind Flex CD Release Party w/ Joey Batts, Crooked Mindz, Heddshotts, Pacewon, and Mr. Green; $10 entry includes CD, June 24, Sully's Pub, 2071 Park St., Hartford, (860) 231-8881, sullyspub.com For an MC who readily admits that he has a negative...
"George Harrison: Living in the Material World," which premieres Wednesday and Thursday on HBO, is a long, lovely meditation on the Beatle sometimes called the Quiet One and the quiet one sometimes called a Beatle. Directed by Martin Scorsese at the...
The sitar -- an eastern Indian stringed instrument made famous in the western world by Ravi Shankar and Beatle George Harrison -- doesn't get seen, much less heard, often on the Peninsula. Up to now, anyway. A new group called the Music of India Ensemble...
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Culture MonsterRavi Shankar, at 91, performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall Thursday night, gave a thrilling, flabbergasting demonstrated that the meaning of modern legend. Mark Swed reviews....
Show TrackerOn Wednesday, HBO will premiere Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," his big documentary on the "quiet Beatle." (My review is here.) Although the film, which concludes Thursday, is three and a half hours long, it necessarily....
Culture MonsterComposer Philip Glass talks about his major influences....
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