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Times Staff WriterIn the summer of 1955, "Stravinsky scarcely moved from Wetherly Drive," writes Stephen Walsh in the newly published second volume of his biography of the composer. Stravinsky scarcely moved because his arthritis was acting up and because he had music to...
amNY.comNew York City is blessed with scores of places to hear great music. Here are some of the famous ones--as well as lesser-known gems. To see this list on one page, click on "Printer-friendly format" to the right. Rock Bowery Ballroom Famed rock club on...
Zap2It.comChinese director Wong Kar-Wai, who is currently serving as the Cannes jury president, has lured three more actors to his English-language film debut. Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz are joining the already cast Norah Jones in "My Blueberry...
The book “Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit” -- based on the work of the late Sister Corita, a legendary art instructor from L.A.'s Immaculate Heart College -- had little immediate effect when it came out in 1992. "It...
George Harrison, the quiet Beatle, made contributions that reverberated throughout popular music. In addition to his understated yet vital role in the seminal 60s pop quartet, Harrison enjoyed a solo career, performed in a second successful group,...
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Special to the TribuneIts seems as though in every generation, and in nearly every musical genre, Western composers and musicians discover the virtues of non-Western idioms. Some late-18th Century European composersincluding Mozartjumped on the Turkish bandwagon, Debussy...
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NEW YORK -- Think of Norah Jones as the anti-Mariah. In an age of pop divas, Jones sings with absorbing intimacy and seems refreshingly unaffected by the hoopla around her. On the day her debut album picked up eight Grammy nominations, the petite,...
Special to the TribuneRavi Shankar is a conjurer. He is, of course, the acknowledged genius of the sitar, the world's most renowned Indian musician and composer, who almost single-handedly popularized India's classical music around the globe. But he can also make time stand...
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Special to the TribuneGeorge Harrison would have been 59 on Monday, Feb. 25. In celebration of "the quiet Beatle's" birthday, local musicians will make joyful noise. On Monday, Feb. 25, Schubas will stage a "George Harrison Birthday Tribute," featuring an assortment of local...
Special to the TribuneSitarist Anoushka Shankar, who made her Ravinia debut Monday night in Bennett-Gordon Hall, is one of the few female instrumental soloists in Indian classical music. Shankar is the 19-year-old daughter of Ravi Shankar, the master sitar player most...
++++++++++++++++++++ || Find more information on George Harrison including photos, audio and video. Remember Harrison at Breakfast with the Beatles. || ++++++++++++++++++++ NEW YORK--George Harrison, the former Beatles guitarist who helped...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3-1/2 stars (out of 4) The good news about "Anything Else" is that it's one of the best, most smoothly executed Woody Allen movies in recent years. The bad news is that Allen seems so alienated from audiences lately, they may still pass it by for...
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