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  • Travel with a classic touch, and a picnic blanket, to Massachusetts' Tanglewood

     Travel with a classic touch, and a picnic blanket, to Massachusetts' Tanglewood
    Lenox, Mass. — Travelers come to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts for the mountains and the museums, the camping and the theater, the just-off-the-boil summer days that fade into cool evenings and single-blanket nights. But most of all they come for Tanglewood, the classical music festival that is one of America's most beloved excuses for a starlit picnic. This year, it's particularly important to pack the champagne glasses. The mother of all classical-paloozas is turning 75.
  • Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century

    Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century
    About an hour south of Washington, D.C., deep beneath rolling hills near the verdant Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, lies a storehouse filled with bounty. At one time, during the Cold War, that treasure was cash — about $3-billion worth —...

    'Bob Dylan in America' Focuses on the Context of Dylan's Music

    I tend to avoid books about Bob Dylan that offer only interpretation or simply catalog the career moves or try to ferret out the motives of the man behind the music. I prefer books like Sean Wilentz’s. A professor of American history at Princeton...

    BSO takes a new approach to the holidays

    BSO takes a new approach to the holidays
    A bevy of Santas will not tap-dance their way into Rockette-style formations onstage to help the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrate the Christmas season this year. That cute tradition, and the rest of the Holiday Spectacular presented by the BSO...

    Columbia Orchestra goes the American way

    Columbia Orchestra goes the American way
    European composers still tend to dominate most classical music programs in the United States, but the Columbia Orchestra makes a case for our country in a program titled "American Inspirations." Some of that American music is freshly minted, too, in...