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  • Cuba invited to Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    WASHINGTON In the latest opening of American doors to Cuba, the Smithsonian Institution is preparing to host the communist country on the nation's front lawn, the National Mall, for its annual Folklife Festival, in an event that could take place as...
  • The Super Bowl of junk food, commercial gluttony

    The Super Bowl of junk food, commercial gluttony
    It's the Super Bowl of TV commercials. It's the Super Bowl of pretending junk food is good for you. It's the Super Bowl of commercial gluttony. By the way, there's also a football game Sunday, but it hasn't been merely an NFL game for a least 20 years....
  • Highland Park reels in $1 million from Ravinia's 2014 season

    Highland Park reels in $1 million from Ravinia's 2014 season
    Strong attendance at the Ravinia Festival last summer has translated into another $1-million contribution to the City of Highland Park. Under an agreement struck in 2009, the Ravinia Festival contributes 5 percent of its concert proceeds to the city....
  • Recommended classical music concerts

    Recommended classical music concerts
    St. Olaf Choir: The famed collegiate chorus under director Anton Armstrong presents the first of two concerts it will give in the area this winter. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. (repeated Feb. 14, Pick-Staiger Concert...
  • Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems

    Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems
    Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity. Last May, she played the world premiere...
  • Bela Fleck, performing in Easton, combines banjo with classical music

    Bela Fleck, performing in Easton, combines banjo with classical music
    You might think that someone born with the name Bela Anton Leos Fleck would be destined to perform classical music, and you'd be right. Multi Grammy-winning banjo player Bela Fleck, born in New York City in 1956, was named after famed classical...
  • New places bring in new faces for several Orlando arts groups

     New places bring in new faces for several Orlando arts groups
    Moving to a different location so far has paid off for a few local arts groups. I've written before about how the touring Broadway series, which moved to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in December, has more than 10,000 season...
  • Florida travel calendar for February

    Florida travel calendar for February
    Check out festivals and events in February across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Jan. 31, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015: 9th...
  • Best bets for Jan. 30

    Best bets for Jan. 30
    Music Leon Russell: Singer, songwriter, session sideman, solo artist - Russell is a rocker who’s done it all. The multi-instrumentalist has been making music for more than 40 years. His quirky warble can be heard on such hits as "Lady Blue,"...
  • A new opera, early Tchaikovsky symphony at the Kennedy Center

    A new opera, early Tchaikovsky symphony at the Kennedy Center
    During a quick visit to the Kennedy Center Saturday night, I got to hear a new opera and an under-appreciated symphony by Tchaikovsky. Two hours well spent, I'd say. In one of its most commendable moves, Washington National Opera established the...
  • Carnegie to hold 125th-anniversary concert in May 2016 and commission 125 new compositions

    Carnegie Hall will celebrate its 125th-anniversary with a gala concert on May 5, 2016, featuring Renee Fleming, Marilyn Horne, Lang Lang and Yo-Yo Ma. The program also will include Martina Arroyo, Audra McDonald, Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax and James...