| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:54 AM
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...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
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...
| Aug 5, 2011
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...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:25 AM
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...
| May 17, 2011
| 9:23 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:23 PM
"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-'...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:50 PM
COSTA MESA — As good as Brahms is for many people, he just can't seem to top the timeless passion evoked from the notes of a famously disgruntled Russian. That's surely why four standing ovations kept the crowd on their feet at the end of the...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:26 PM
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...