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  • Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony in Leonard Bernstein ode

    Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony in Leonard Bernstein ode
    On a gloomy damp and cold Sunday afternoon in August 1990, Leonard Bernstein conducted his last concert. Suffering from the late stages of emphysema, he gasped for air while leading an incomparably urgent performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony at...
  • Ready for company, Ryleigh's Oyster revives a cultural corridor corner

    "This is the old Spike & Charlie's, right?" That's the No. 1 question I've been getting about Ryleigh's Oyster Mount Vernon, a new restaurant from Brian McComas, who owns and operates the original Ryleigh's in Federal Hill and a second, Ryleigh's Hunt...
  • Andrew Keen rages against the machine in 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'

     Andrew Keen rages against the machine in 'The Internet Is Not the Answer'
      Andrew Keen has a lot of bile to share. He hates selfies. Instagram, he writes in his latest polemic, "The Internet Is Not the Answer," "is a useful symbol of everything that has gone wrong with our digital culture over the last quarter century."...
  • Harmonious pairing of Love and music at Columbia Orchestra

    Despite dismal wintry weather, 40 people of all ages turned out recently to watch the Columbia Orchestra rehearse. The event — one of three open rehearsals offered each season — occurred midway through preparations for the all-volunteer...
  • The travels of a cello made in 1694

    The travels of a cello made in 1694
    John Sharp joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as its principal cellist in the 1986-87 season, toward the end of which he bought the instrument he currently plays on stage. This cello had lived quite a life before he got his bow on it — but and...
  • Art by Nelson Mandela to go on view in Miramar

    Art by Nelson Mandela to go on view in Miramar
    After he served time as a prisoner on Robben Island, after he resigned as president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela documented his long walk to freedom as an artist. In a collection of drawings and paintings capturing the place where Mandela was...
  • Rod McKuen, poet and songwriter of record-setting popularity in 1960s and '70s, dies at 81

    Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died....
  • L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'

    L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'
    In a large workshop at CBS Television City on the edge of Hollywood, the palace of Versailles was slowly taking shape. A platoon of set builders was hard at work on a December morning creating the imposing columns, ornate tapestries and swooping...
  • Chinese Dancers Shen Yun At Palace

    Chinese Dancers Shen Yun At Palace
    "Shen Yun," a New York-based revue of Chinese dance and music "inspired by the spirit of ancient culture," returns to Connecticut for three shows Feb. 7 and 8 at the Waterbury Palace. This singular two-hour variety show, presented by the Connecticut...
  • Virginia Symphony performs 'Ode to Joy'

    •VIRGINIA SYMPHONY PERFORMS 'ODE TO JOY.' Conductor JoAnn Faletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will bring to life Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, climaxing with the transcendent "Ode to Joy," in three performances over the weekend: 8 p.m....
  • Cuba invited to Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    WASHINGTON In the latest opening of American doors to Cuba, the Smithsonian Institution is preparing to host the communist country on the nation's front lawn, the National Mall, for its annual Folklife Festival, in an event that could take place as...