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  • Leonard Slatkin is traditional and bracing at Hollywood Bowl

    Leonard Slatkin is traditional and bracing at Hollywood Bowl
    Having served as principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl a decade ago, Leonard Slatkin knows a little something about the difficulty of trying to move a 2,000-pound gorilla. He had hoped to enliven the L.A. Phil's...
  • Rush Limbaugh Concerned Media Coverage of Robin Williams' Death Could Lead to Copycat Suicides

    By Jason Hughes LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - On Rush Limbaugh's radio show Tuesday, he was asked about the apparent suicide of Robin Williams. A caller said that the media used to downplay celebrity suicide, but that this has changed, surmising that there...
  • Fate Of UConn West Hartford Campus Discussed

    Fate Of UConn West Hartford Campus Discussed
    WEST HARTFORD — UConn is accepting public comment on what should be done with its Asylum Avenue campus, and some town administrators and members of the public weighed in at a meeting Tuesday. Jason Coite, environmental compliance manager for UConn,...
  • Catherine "Kay" HuntMay 21, 1919 - August 6, 2014

    Catherine "Kay" Hunt<br/>May 21, 1919 - August 6, 2014
    Born and raised in Oswego, New York, Kay Chatterton earned her teaching credential from Oswego Normal School (now State University of New York). She worked at Ethical Culture in New York City prior to her marriage to Walter Hunt in 1949, when the couple...
  • Rock Star L.A. Phil Maestro Gustavo Dudamel Scores First Film

    One of the most highly regarded and popular figures in the classical world, Gustavo Dudamel is best known for his talents as a conductor. But in October, the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will unveil his maiden voyage as a film composer....
  • Grant Park premiere honors composer's longtime love affair with Chicago

    Grant Park premiere honors composer's longtime love affair with Chicago
    Unless I miss my guess, no American city has done more to advance a composer's international reputation than Chicago has done for William Bolcom in recent decades. Under two successive regimes, Lyric Opera of Chicago has commissioned and premiered three...
  • Why Salonen's 'Universe of Sound: The Planets' L.A. stop was canceled

    Why Salonen's 'Universe of Sound: The Planets' L.A. stop was canceled
    For more than 30 years, L.A. audiences and arts funders have followed Esa-Pekka Salonen down new pathways into classical music. But funders and fundraisers stumbled when faced with the former Los Angeles Philharmonic music director's latest ramble,...
  • Heavenly video lights up premiere at Grant Park

     Heavenly video lights up premiere at Grant Park
    It's been interesting to compare the ways in which Chicago's two major classical music festivals are combining video and film with live symphonic music this summer. While Ravinia went the commercial route by screening a couple of Hollywood blockbusters,...
  • Postal Service criticized for favoring pop culture on stamps

    Postal Service criticized for favoring pop culture on stamps
    Harry Potter, Elvis and Bugs Bunny share one thing in common: Traditional stamp collectors are no fans. Some philatelists say the committee that helps the postmaster general pick new stamps is favoring pop celebrities and fictional characters over...
  • Musikfest's founder takes a bow

    Musikfest founder Jeff Parks has a confession: He doesn't like crowds. But Parks, who has helped draw millions of people to Bethlehem, wore a big smile last week as he weaved his way through crowds at the annual free music festival. Making his way...
  • Arvel Bird blends Native American and Scottish influences into music that is spiritual, emotional and fun

    Arvel Bird calls himself a "Celtic Indian" — he is of Southern Paiute heritage on his mother's side and Scottish on his father's. He plays fiddle and Native American flute in an unusual but highly effective celebration of both cultures that has been...