| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Another pops program devoted to George Gershwin? Why not? This weekend's Gershwin feast being presented on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's SuperPops series will hardly be the last.
Nearly 75 years after his death at the age of 39, the composer's...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:10 PM
By George, half a century on it’s still a good thing when Gershwin music is front and center. During the next few days two Southern California orchestras are turning their focus to brothers George and Ira.
On Saturday, Michael Feinstein conducts...
| Nov 23, 2012
Connie Wald, an elegant matriarch of old Hollywood known for the low-key dinner parties she held for friends like Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, died of natural causes Nov. 10 at her Beverly Hills home. She was 96.
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:33 PM
One of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein will appear Saturday at Walt Disney Concert Hall, where he will perform a program of classic American songs and jazz numbers with a focus on film music by......
| Mar 31, 2011
| 1:30 AM
The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony will conclude its 91st season with a Spring Pops Concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Fine Arts Center.
The orchestra, under the direction of Robert Vodnoy, will present a program titled Music at the...
| May 1, 2011
"Who says that only Americans know how to play Gershwin?" asks Gramophone magazine this month as it hails a new Gershwin CD from the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the German orchestra that calls itself the world's oldest. "By this time possibly nobody," the British...
| Mar 9, 2008
WHEN I was a young writer and wore a pencil behind my ear without a hint of irony, I swore a great many things. One was that I would never adapt anything. My ideas would spring anew from my dramatic imagination and the world would rejoice -- though...