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  • The economic and social benefits of a thaw with Iran

    With international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program extended beyond their self-imposed Nov. 24 deadline, talks have now resumed in Geneva. As they move forward, it's important to put those talks in perspective. Frankly, the extension primarily...
  • Elmhurst College students perform with Andrea Bocelli

    Elmhurst College students perform with Andrea Bocelli
    Brandon Pisano scheduled a tonsillectomy during his holiday break from his studies at Elmhurst College, but not until after he'd been part of a performance many other singers can only hope to have. He, and 60 other members of the Elmhurst College...
  • 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...
  • For Chicago jazz lovers, it was a very good year

    For Chicago jazz lovers, it was a very good year
    Chicago jazz listeners heard great sounds in 2014, including: Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Nov. 14, Auditorium Theatre: A little more than a decade ago, the CJP was but a dream of Chicago trumpeter-composer Davis and colleague Mark Ingram....
  • Concerto competition teaches musicianship

    For more than 20 years, Midwest Young Artists has nurtured and educated some of the most talented young musicians in the country. Located in the Old Stockade Building in Fort Sheridan, the school prepares students by tackling all areas – teamwork,...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....