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  • Foster the People mural paints a picture of city's policy adjustment

    Foster the People mural paints a picture of city's policy adjustment
    Indie pop band Foster the People's "Supermodel" mural in downtown L.A. generated superbuzz last week when it was set to be whitewashed, according to the band, which cited conflicts with city officials over the mural's approval. The online fan petition...
  • The Crowd: Honoring the leaders of business and arts

    The Crowd: Honoring the leaders of business and arts
    One of Orange County's most dynamic and capable women retired a few years ago after leading an organization known as the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts for some two decades. Betty Moss brought together not only the leaders of the Orange...
  • Retired CSO violist William Schoen dead at 94

    Retired CSO violist William Schoen dead at 94
    William Schoen had the resume of a life lived in music: 31 years as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's assistant principal violist and assistant principal emeritus, decades performing in the Chicago Arts Quartet and, before that, the Claremont String...
  • Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

    Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts
    A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell --...
  • Ghent's World Soundtrack Awards to Fete French Composer Francis Lai

    Film Fest Ghent, whose World Soundtrack Awards initiated a spate of annual film music showcases around the world over the past decade, has named French composer Francis Lai as the recipient of the WSA's Lifetime Achievement Award for the event's 14th...
  • 'Allentown' helps Billy Joel get Library of Congress songwriting award

     
    Billy Joel is being honored by the Library of Congress, and it’s referencing his song “Allentown” in bestowing the award. Joel is the newest recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Librarian of Congress...
  • Breast Cancer Survivor Sharing 'Hymns For The Soul' On New CD

    Breast Cancer Survivor Sharing 'Hymns For The Soul' On New CD
    Jolie Rocke Brown, a gifted, versatile vocalist from Wethersfield who's as much at home soaring on opera arias and celestial hymns as she is getting down with funky blues and earthy jazz, just might, at long last, have the whole world in her hands...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Chicago Folks Operetta: The troupe presents the American premiere of Paul Abraham's "Ball at the Savoy," a jazzy, tuneful, singing-and-dancing confection from Weimar-era Berlin, about the revenge of a clever wife on her philandering hubby. Anthony Barrese...
  • Concert review: Susanna Malkki conducts the CSO at Ravinia

    Concert review: Susanna Malkki conducts the CSO at Ravinia
    Finnish conductor Susanna Malkki is so greatly gifted that her presence on major podiums around the world proves the utter irrelevance of questions concerning gender. Malkki, who scored an impressive Ravinia debut at the helm of the Chicago Symphony...
  • Hans Zimmer Tribute at the Annenberg Raises $1.2 Million for Israel Philharmonic

    Two giants in their respective fields, Hans Zimmer and Zubin Mehta, held court Wednesday night at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, where Zimmer was bestowed a lifetime achievement award by the American Friends of the Israel...
  • Top 3 Places: Scott Marshall, Dina Hall, Roland Kushner, HippieFest, Pop culture at Barnes & Noble

    MAKIN' MUSIC Catch several favorite local musicians in special performances this weekend. On Friday, roots artist Scott Marshall holds a release party for "These Wheels," his CD with Marshall's Highway, 7-11 p.m. at Rascal's Food and Fun, 6616...