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  • "Dancing Hearts" presents "Classical Rocks," a concert celebrating the spirit

    Celebrate the spirit as "Dancing Hearts" presents "Classical Rocks," Sunday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Church, 3315 Greencastle Road, in Burtonsville. Enjoy works such as Aaron Copland's evocative Duo, Scott Joplin's irresistible Rags and the...
  • Orchestra of St. John's set to waltz in the New Year

    Orchestra of St. John's set to waltz in the New Year
    Most of us have packed away the holiday decorations, but there's at least one more excuse to celebrate the season. Howard County's first all-professional chamber orchestra, the Orchestra of St. John's, is performing a Viennese New Year's Celebration on...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
    When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68
    Marvin Hamlisch, the composer of "A Chorus Line" and a prolific Broadway and Hollywood figure known for his accessible, toe-tapping melodies, thick glasses, love of silky strings and ebullient if nerdy personality, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age...
  • San Diego Pops principal conductor Hamlisch dies

    San Diego Pops principal conductor Hamlisch dies
    SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Symphony was mourning Tuesday after the sudden passing of its principal pops conductor, 68-year-old Marvin Hamlisch. Hamlisch joined the San Diego Symphony as the principal "Pops" conductor in 2006.  Symphony officials said...
  • Benjamin Britten suffered from syphilis, says new biography

    Benjamin Britten suffered from syphilis, says new biography
    A new biography of Benjamin Britten being published in Britain to commemorate the late composer's 100th birthday contends that he suffered from syphilis and that he may have contracted the venereal disease in his 20s. "Benjamin Britten: A Life in the...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Lived On at St. Luke's Church Monday, with Classical Strings and Steel Drums

    Other cities may have had stuff like inaugurations and parades, but nothing can overpower Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in New Haven. Especially when you place some open-minded violinists in the midst of steel-drum thumpers. The MLK holiday in New...
  • On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford

    On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford
    While some had no choice but to stand due to a sell-out, standing-room-only house, even those with seats at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre took to their feet in a standing ovation following the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s “Dance in the...
  • The Valley Line: A summer of song and remembrance

    The Valley Line: A summer of song and remembrance
    Hallelujah, on Wednesday morning I awoke to a cool and refreshing beginning to the day. At last the oppressive heat wave we had been experiencing had broken. I know that our hot days are only at bay for a little while, but what a delight it was to...
  • Pasadena Pops' Marvin Hamlisch just wants to have fun

    Pasadena Pops' Marvin Hamlisch just wants to have fun
    In spite of a few shiny awards for his mantel — three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and a little prize named for some guy called Pulitzer — there's still plenty of ham in Marvin Hamlisch, who takes the stage at Pasadena Pops on...
  • 'Star Trek' actor, 50th anniversary of iconic group, country stars coming to State Theatre

     
    "Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...
  • 'Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology' unrivaled in quality and detail. Allentown natives featured.

     
    By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call “JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology” Smithsonian Folkways Singer Mel Torme once commented that both jazz and love are easy to experience, yet are the hardest two things to describe. With jazz, the...