| Sep 9, 2009
| 12:18 PM
President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton were just two of the speakers who took part in a memorial service Wednesday at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall to pay homage to late, legendary newsman Walter Cronkite.
The President concluded...
| Mar 1, 2009
Oh, if only I were head of the NEA! The mighty power I would wield, at the helm of a cultural institution whose annual budget is less than half of one-hundredth of 1 percent of the U.S. military's. (Alternate yardstick I noticed recently, in comparing pie...
| Feb 17, 2010
Basking in the popularity of Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic used an online press conference Tuesday morning to announce that that -- unlike most recession-weary arts organizations -- it will hold the course.
The orchestra's 2010-11...
| Apr 12, 2009
Some glimpses of the conductor from his friends and colleagues who were asked to share a key memory. The reminiscences were mostly written, at the invitation of The Times. Several were shared in interviews with music critic Mark Swed and staff writer Mike...
| Mar 1, 2010
Five months after we are conceived, music begins to capture our attention and wire our brains for a lifetime of aural experience. At the other end of life, musical memories can be imprinted on the brain so indelibly that they can be retrieved, perfectly...