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  • Opera star Denyce Graves joins Peabody Conservatory faculty

    Opera star Denyce Graves joins Peabody Conservatory faculty
    In terms of talent, glamour and wide appeal, few opera singers today rank as high as mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. No wonder there's quite a buzz at the Peabody Conservatory, where Graves will join the voice faculty in the fall. People are still talking...
  • A Classical Voice For Hartford Stage's 'Breath & Imagination'

    A Classical Voice For Hartford Stage's 'Breath & Imagination'
    Jubilant Sykes has sung classical and spiritual music at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, London's Barbican Centre and the Hollywood Bowl. But Hartford Stage is a decidedly different venue for a veteran of...
  • Smithfield jazz combo Forte scores a prestigious gig at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C.

    Smithfield jazz combo Forte scores a prestigious gig at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C.
    Last week, the Smithfield-based jazz band Forte played at the Daily Press Choice Awards, an annual event that honors businesses on the Peninsula. The group, led by sax man Brian Pinner, sounded tight and soulful. That's not exactly hot, breaking news....
  • Detroit Jazz Festival lines up a star billing — for free

     Detroit Jazz Festival lines up a star billing — for free
    If you love a gratis groove, you may want to hit Motown for Labor Day. Though the Detroit Jazz Festival has concerts year-round, the main event happens over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Now in its 33rd year, the Detroit Jazz Festival is the...
  • Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl

    Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl
    Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...
  • Souped-up 'Streetcar' hits the gas on Broadway

    Souped-up 'Streetcar' hits the gas on Broadway
    "Me and the DuBois have different notions," says Blair Underwood's uncommonly desirable Stanley in director Emily Mann's accessible, enjoyable and — on occasion — revealing new Broadway production of Tennessee Williams'"A Streetcar Named...
  • Live review: Herbie Hancock's 'Seven Decades - The Birthday Celebration' at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    There’s a modification of an old joke that came to mind on Wednesday night. “What does a 70-year-old jazz legend get to play on his birthday at the Hollywood Bowl?” The answer for the great Herbie Hancock is, of course,......
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic announces 2011-12 season [updated]

     
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces it ambitious 2011-12 season with music director Gustavo Dudamel...
  • The Roots, Lee Konitz lead the 2011 Playboy Jazz Festival

     
    The Playboy Jazz Festival announced the lineup for its 33rd annual concert on Thursday, offering its signature mix of mainstream jazz spiked with performers from across the spectrum of pop, blues and R&B. In one of the festival's boldest choices,......
  • Monster Mash: Detroit Symphony musicians move to end strike; conductor James Levine's health issues

     
    Possible end in sight: Musicians of the Detroit Symphony have agreed to end their five-month strike but are demanding binding arbitration. (Los Angeles Times) Ailing: Conductor James Levine has withdrawn from the remainder of the Boston Symphony's...
  • Trumpeter Terence Blanchard takes his composing talents to Broadway

     
    In a move that could have been considered an inevitability given his mile-long list of film score credits (most notably for just about every Spike Lee project since 1991), trumpeter Terence Blanchard has been tapped to compose original music for......
  • Chick Corea gets a little Beatlemania

     
    After nearly 40 years of playing together as a duo, pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton are recording their first album focusing on music by other artists. Along with Jobim, Kurt Weill and Dave Brubeck, “Eleanor Rigby” stands out....