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  • Eric Jacobsen new music director of Orlando Philharmonic

    Eric Jacobsen, known around the globe for his work with cutting-edge string quartet Brooklyn Rider and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, is the new music director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. "It's a great honor that a musician of his caliber is joining us,"...
  • Knight Foundation picks 2015 finalists

    Knight Foundation picks 2015 finalists
    The Knight Foundation on Monday selected 73 ideas as finalists for this year's Knight Arts Challenge, the annual grant created to reward South Florida-spun arts projects. Broward and Palm Beach racked up six finalists, including prominent art spaces Art...
  • J. Fred MacDonald, pioneering Northeastern pop culture professor, dies at 74

     J. Fred MacDonald, pioneering Northeastern pop culture professor, dies at 74
    A history professor at Northeastern Illinois University for 27 years, J. Fred MacDonald helped break new ground in the then-nascent academic study of popular culture, authoring about a half-dozen books on topics such as African-Americans on television,...
  • After last-minute cancellation, Emmanuel Villaume steps up to lead L.A. Phil

    After last-minute cancellation, Emmanuel Villaume steps up to lead L.A. Phil
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic concert Friday night was supposed to have been a return engagement for Vasily Petrenko, the Russian-born conductor who recently completed an outstanding recorded Shostakovich symphony cycle with the Royal Liverpool...
  • Stylish, intimate Bach worked like a charm

     Stylish, intimate Bach worked like a charm
    Johann Sebastian Bach's music is ever with us and, indeed, was much in evidence over the weekend in Chicago, what with Bach Week Festival performances at North Park University and at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, all of them involving ensembles of...
  • Saturday: Byron Stripling presents 'Sounds of New Orleans: A Louis Armstrong Tribute' at Miller Symphony Hall

    Saturday: Byron Stripling presents 'Sounds of New Orleans: A Louis Armstrong Tribute' at Miller Symphony Hall
    The inaugural Allentown JazzFest may have just ended, but there's still more jazz to enjoy this weekend in downtown Allentown. Trumpeter Byron Stripling will entertain audience members with an electrifying and heartfelt performance, "Sounds of New...
  • Local Connecticut town twins earn spot in Polka Hall of Fame

    Though almost forgotten today, two brothers from Bristol formed one of the great polka bands in America and each earned a spot in the International Polka Association's Hall of Fame. Stanley and John (Stas and Jas) Przasnyski, performing under the name...
  • Shout Out: Judy Van Zanten, retired Clarendon Hills librarian

    Shout Out: Judy Van Zanten, retired Clarendon Hills librarian
    Judy Van Zanten moved to Plymouth Place Senior Living in LaGrange Park last year after calling Clarendon Hills home for 50 years. She enjoys having the time to pursue many interests, after retiring as director of the Clarendon Hills Public Library. She...
  • Little Arabia provides tastes, comforts of home

    Little Arabia provides tastes, comforts of home
    Tucked in the back of an alley lined with various shops, restaurants and stores, Aleppo's Kitchen brings to life the culture and food of one of the Arab world's ancient cities: Aleppo, Syria's oldest and largest. Syrians' struggle for freedom that began...
  • Entertainment Announcements

    ASO concerts Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor will perform "Neruda Songs" by American composer Peter Lieberson during concerts with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. May 8 and May 9 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Music...
  • Bicket's CSO program goes Bach to the future

    Bicket's CSO program goes Bach to the future
    One indication of how thoroughly absorbed into the general classical music culture the aesthetic of historically informed performance has become is the easy mastery with which many musicians shuttle between modern symphony orchestras and period-instrument...