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  • A Hot Rod Life

    By Andrea Wojcik More than 60 years in the automotive service industry makes Don Gallant a walking history of the street rod scene on the Berlin Turnpike. Gallant's enthusiasm and ingenuity have played a key role in shaping Connecticut’s hot rod...
  • 9th Festival of the Arts BOCA opens Friday

    9th Festival of the Arts BOCA opens Friday
    The tent is up for the ninth annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, opening Friday in the Mizner Park Amphitheater with the re-mastered film "West Side Story" and the Leonard Bernstein score played by a full symphony orchestra. The late composer's daughter...
  • A collaboration on pointe

    What started as a conversation between state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, and Andrew Bradford, former Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra executive director, resulted in the world premiere of two dance pieces. IPO and the School of Homer Bryant/...
  • Kennedy Center to offer 'Ring' Cycle, new music, skateboarding festival in 2015-2016

    Kennedy Center to offer 'Ring' Cycle, new music, skateboarding festival in 2015-2016
    So much for the notion of the Kennedy Center as an fusty old institution. Among the more than  2,000 performances planned for 2015-2016 is a season-opening, multidisciplinary skateboarding festival, complete with specially constructed skating area in...
  • Junetta Jones

    Junetta Jones
    Junetta Jones, a pioneering African-American soprano who performed with the Metropolitan Opera after winning its 1963 Young Artists competition, died of dementia complications Feb. 17 at the Crofton Rehabilitation Center. The former Liberty Heights area...
  • Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

    Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony
    Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO announced Tuesday that Rattle, who has led the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, will join the London ensemble...
  • Yo-Yo Ma: Let the global block parties continue

     Yo-Yo Ma: Let the global block parties continue
    Yo-Yo Ma has long been one of the most recognizable classical musicians on the planet and, like Riccardo Muti, one of today's most committed spokesmen for the essential role of culture in society. Now that the superstar cellist and Chicago Symphony...
  • Simsbury Students To Play At Town-Wide Orchestra Festival

    SIMSBURY — More than 100 orchestra students will join award-winning composer and conductor Brian Balmages for the 2015 Town-Wide Orchestra Festival. The festival will be held at 7 p.m. on March 14 at the Simsbury High School auditorium, located...
  • Noyes artists open their doors

    Noyes artists open their doors
    The resident artists of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center welcomed the community Feb. 28 to a free, three-hour afternoon Open Studios event, a regular offering at 927 Noyes St. Guests visited artisan studios and experienced student art. A City of Evanston-...
  • Artists to curate new performance series at Kennedy Center

    A new performance series curated by leading artists will help define a new programming slate at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts under its new president, along with festivals celebrating Ireland and something unexpected: skateboarding culture....
  • Best bets for March 6

    Best bets for March 6
    Music Kalin & Myles: The up-and-coming pop duo was a Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star Contest finalist last year. They appear on fellow teen popster JamieBoy's first single, “California.” Opening are Golden and Anjali. 6:30 p.m., Culture Room,...