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  • Laguna Beach's mayor calls for 'art renaissance'

    Laguna Beach's mayor calls for 'art renaissance'
    Laguna Beach's new mayor, Bob Whalen, said the city “needs an art renaissance” and suggested that development of a cultural arts center may be worth pursuing. As he discussed goals for the coming year, Whalen noted that the city has a number...
  • Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events

    CUPCAKE BOWL: ArtsQuest's third annual sweet fundraiser returns 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Musikfest Cafe in the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem. Sample gourmet cupcakes as local chefs, restaurants and bakeries compete for coveted titles: Best Frosting,...
  • Savvy Shopper's guide to the 12 days of Christmas on the Peninsula

    Savvy Shopper's guide to the 12 days of Christmas on the Peninsula
    So, ten lords a-leaping, six geese a-laying, three French hens and a partridge in a pear tree aren't on your Christmas list this year. If they were, it would cost you more than five gold rings, anyway. According to the Christmas Price Index compiled...
  • Review: 'The Nutcracker' from Orlando Ballet

     Review: 'The Nutcracker' from Orlando Ballet
    Orlando Ballet's annual production of "The Nutcracker" has moved to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In its new home, it hasn't lost any of the visual qualities that make the production such a treat: eye-catching costumes, a handsome set,...
  • Mark Swed's best classical moments of 2014

    Mark Swed's best classical moments of 2014
    Half of this year's top 10 happened to involve early music. Don't ask why; it's probably just a coincidence. But we need perspective in our hyperactive culture, which maybe, down deep, is not changing as fast as Silicon Valley would like us to believe....
  • Then and now, L.A. women get things done in classical music

    Then and now, L.A. women get things done in classical music
    Comedian Jack Benny once introduced Dorothy Buffum Chandler and her husband, Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler, as Mr. and Mrs. Pavilion. This was very funny because the Times building has a Norman Chandler Pavilion and we all know about the...
  • Soloist Cynthia Yeh, CSO end year literally with a bang

     Soloist Cynthia Yeh, CSO end year literally with a bang
    While some orchestras offer musical sugarplums at holiday time, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is giving its public a clear choice this year. The 20th and final annual edition of "Welcome Yule!" focuses on popular Christmas fare while the weekend...
  • D.C. exhibit on Virgin Mary raises questions about art, religion

    D.C. exhibit on Virgin Mary raises questions about art, religion
    A stunning new exhibit on the Virgin Mary at a Washington museum includes an etching by Rembrandt so intentionally hazy it seemingly captures the precise moment in which the aged Madonna passes from life to death. A 16th-century painting by Caravaggio...
  • Former child prodigy joins youth orchestras for concert Sunday

    Former child prodigy joins youth orchestras for concert Sunday
    When the Lehigh Valley Junior String Philharmonic and the Young People's Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley present their 39th annual holiday concert Sunday at Miller Symphony Hall, they'll have a special guest as soloist. One could hardly find a better...
  • My Instrument: The story behind a platinum flute

     My Instrument: The story behind a platinum flute
    Christina Smith has been principal flutist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1991 and was guest principal flutist on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's recent European tour. She will reunite with the CSO and music director Riccardo Muti in late...
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra finally digs into 'Christmas Attic'

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra finally digs into 'Christmas Attic'
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder and main songwriter Paul O'Neill is known for taking his time to get every detail right when making albums by his progressive rock band/orchestra. He famously fell four years behind his planned release date for his...