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  • Obama, with stars and masses, celebrates

     
    President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, arrive for the Obama Inauguration Celebration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sunday January 18, 2009. (Brian Baer/Sacramento Bee/MCT) by Frank James and Jill Zuckman Joined by...
  • Obama: Lincoln's lesson of 'unity'

     
    by Mark Silva A long day of homages to Abraham Lincoln has begun in Washington, where President Barack Obama joined a celebration of the union-saving president's 200th birthday, and will close in Springfield, Ill., where Obama will attend a dinner......
  • A composer of true Americana

     
    Imagine a postmodern Aaron Copland, or Charles Ives with a pop cultural twist, and you’re primed for the music of Michael Daugherty. A composer of his time and birthright, Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native and the musical embodiment......
  • Critic's Notebook: Musical détente at Hanoi Opera House

     
    HANOI -- This year marks the 15th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam. The country is still a tender land, but the Vietnamese have long known how to profit from their various invaders over the past......
  • Music review: Hanns Eisler, a Marxist for our time?

     
    Hanns Eisler is not, yet, a recovered voice. A two-time Oscar nominee for best score, the German composer, who fled the Nazis in 1933, was the first in motion pictures to be called up by the House Committee on Un-American......
  • Music review: Gustavo Dudamel makes a case for 'Cantata Criolla'

     
    Wikipedia, that good guide to prominence, provides a proper biography of Ramón Antonio Gerard Estévez, a.k.a. Martin Sheen, with many references, links and a full filmography. But Antonio Estévez, a.k.a. chopped liver, gets next to nothing. Buried...
  • Ojai Music Festival names Dawn Upshaw music director for 2011, announces UC Berkeley partnership

     
    Soprano Dawn Upshaw has been named music director of the 2011 Ojai Music Festival. A star of the opera and concert stage, she is the latest in a long line of guest artists who have been invited to help create......
  • Music review: L.A. Master Chorale's folk music program at Disney Hall

     
    Grant Gershon’s term at the head of the Los Angeles Master Chorale has been mostly noted for his expansion into new music, in parallel to what has been going on at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He knows it, saying he......
  • Pacific Symphony wants you to follow Twitter during concert

     
    When is following Twitter during a classical concert not considered rude? How about when the orchestra expressly asks you to? The Pacific Symphony is requesting that patrons break with the rules of concert decorum on Saturday by keeping their cellphones.....
  • CD reviews: Melodramas that aren't melodramatic

     
    Marriage between word and music has never been simple, and is seldom stress-free. Take melodrama. I'm not sure what caused its meaning to change over the years. In the 18th century, melodrama was the genre of spoken word accompanied by......
  • ‘Resurrection Symphony’ is ‘once-in-a-lifetime chance’ for UCF choir

     
    Here's a story sent from the University of Central Florida on its choir's participation in Saturday's “Resurrection Symphony” concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra: After the lights dim on the Bob Carr stage this weekend, 113...