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  • Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies

    Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. A conductor, producer and musical director, his accomplishments include a Grammy for an...
  • CSO taps Atlanta Symphony bassoonist: report

    CSO taps Atlanta Symphony bassoonist: report
    An Atlanta-based website, artsatl.com, reported Thursday that Keith Buncke, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s highly regarded principal bassoon, has won the audition for principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and will assume the post...
  • Black History Month: Family-friendly websites offer learning opportunities

     Black History Month: Family-friendly websites offer learning opportunities
    Museums throughout the United States are making it easier than ever to learn more about the African-American experience — especially now, in time for February, which is Black History Month. Museums and other organizations have taken the initiative...
  • Bria Kelly is getting back into the groove

    Bria Kelly is getting back into the groove
    It was almost a year ago that Bria Kelly was so busy with her music that she found it difficult to find time for school. Lately, it's been the other way around for the 19-year-old singer who graduated from Smithfield High School last spring after...
  • Celebrating the joyous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

    Celebrating the joyous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
    It would be difficult to overestimate the melodic grace, harmonic allure and lasting eloquence of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Universally loved songs such as "Girl from Ipanema," "Desafinado" and "One Note Samba" only hint at the mountain of...
  • Chicago area classical music picks

    Chicago area classical music picks
    Contempo: The University of Chicago's contemporary music collective celebrates its 50th anniversary with world premieres by the late Lee Hyla, Huck Hodge and John Eaton, along with music of two artistic directors, Shulamit Ran and founder Ralph Shapey....
  • Much remains unsaid since the slaughter at Charlie Hebdo

    It's not hard to imagine the scorn that the artists and writers of Charlie Hebdo might heap on the dour protests their deaths provoked. I can see a cartoon lampooning the political luminaries and cultural lions who turned out, trudging along in solemn...
  • National preservation trust tabs Southwest Museum a national treasure

    National preservation trust tabs Southwest Museum a national treasure
    After more than a decade of discord over the fate of the Southwest Museum, one of L.A.’s oldest, most distinctive but most underused cultural sites, America’s leading private historic preservation group is stepping in to help devise a workable...
  • Family Time: Join Ivy and Bean for a musical at Symphony Hall

    A pair of unlikely best friends will take the stage Sunday in "Ivy + Bean: The Musical" at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown. The new musical based on The New York Times best-selling children's books series by Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie...
  • Classical: Ayreheart to play from Renaissance to rock in Bethlehem

    Who would have thought that the humble lute, that kindest and most gentle of stringed instruments, would dare tread on the gnarly landscape of acoustic rock? Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane, that's who, and he's out to prove it with his...
  • Actor Jason Alexander brings his first love -- Broadway tunes -- to the Meyerhoff

    Actor Jason Alexander brings his first love -- Broadway tunes -- to the Meyerhoff
    Jason Alexander fully understands that he will always be most widely known as George Costanza, the highly neurotic, easily angered friend of Jerry Seinfeld on the NBC sitcom "Seinfeld." That's life when you're part of one of the most successful series...