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  • Torggler Institute brings vocal stars to CNU

    Torggler Institute brings vocal stars to CNU
    Once again, the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University has lined up an impressive concert series of opera, pop and Broadway stars. This year's roster over a two-week period in July includes phenomenal vocalist Bobby McFerrin...
  • Emmy-winning writer Bell, teacher Giroux among Newport Harbor Hall of Fame inductees

    Emmy-winning writer Bell, teacher Giroux among Newport Harbor Hall of Fame inductees
    The seeds for becoming an award-winning writer were planted at Newport Harbor High for Maria Arena Bell. Some of her best memories at the school where she graduated in 1981 came from Fabian Giroux, an Advanced Placement Art History teacher, one of...
  • What's new for U.S. theme parks in 2015

    What's new for U.S. theme parks in 2015
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A dark, submarine-inspired thrill ride in California and swank new offerings at Downtown Disney all top the summer's must-do list for theme park and amusement fans. For those who want even more extreme summer adventures, a hybrid...
  • El Sistema program founder Steven Liu to leave job

    Steven Liu, founding program director of the Allentown Symphony Association's El Sistema Lehigh Valley, is leaving to return to his native Los Angeles, spend time with family and pursue career opportunities, Symphony Association Executive Director...
  • Passion for music leads new McDaniel graduate to pursue compostion

    Passion for music leads new McDaniel graduate to pursue compostion
    When Victoria Mansfield attended McDaniel College's commencement ceremony on Saturday, she not only received a diploma, but conducted an orchestra to perform the piece "The Stars Are With the Voyager." Mansfield, who began playing the piano at 8, said...
  • Hartford Symphony Orchestra Offers 'Petting Zoo' Of Instruments

    Hartford Symphony Orchestra Offers 'Petting Zoo' Of Instruments
    There were no lambs, goats or bunnies in a petting zoo that visited the Saint Francis Hospital Child Care Center recently. Instead, children were able to "pet" — and try out — trumpets, violins, flutes and drums from the Hartford Symphony...
  • Summer fun: coasters, pop culture rides and Orlando Eye

    Summer fun: coasters, pop culture rides and Orlando Eye
    A dark, submarine-inspired thrill ride in California and swank new offerings at Downtown Disney all top the summer's must-do list for theme park and amusement fans. For those who want even more extreme summer adventures, a looping 360-degree ride on a...
  • Bryce Dessner talks about 'double life' as both classical and rock musician

    Bryce Dessner talks about 'double life' as both classical and rock musician
    For a man who is about to hear a top symphony orchestra play his first stand-alone score, Bryce Dessner appears surprisingly calm. Dessner will be in the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 28, listening to Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles...
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra's funky 'Multi-Love' grapples with complex romances

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra's funky 'Multi-Love' grapples with complex romances
    Albums about relationship-induced heartbreak aren't uncommon. Albums that explore that concept in the context of polyamorous relationships are undeniably rare. Ruban Nielson, the Portland, Ore.-based, New Zealand-born musician behind psych-pop outfit...
  • Salonen closes CSO's French Festival with Messiaen's glorious behemoth

     Salonen closes CSO's French Festival with Messiaen's glorious behemoth
    Esa-Pekka Salonen is bringing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's French festival to an end quite literally with a bang. Going from delicate Debussy to massive Messiaen in the course of a single program, the guest conductor is ending the CSO's "Reveries...
  • Croatian singer Oliver Dragojevic plays Las Vegas for the first time

    Croatian singer Oliver Dragojevic plays Las Vegas for the first time
    There will be a world music takeover of The Pearl at the Palms when Croatian pop star Oliver Dragojevic performs with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra and special guests on Saturday, Sept. 26. After sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, L&...