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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • REVIEW: Singer Nicole Henry mesmerizing and powerful at Allentown Jazzfest

    REVIEW: Singer Nicole Henry mesmerizing and powerful at Allentown Jazzfest
    Elegant. Powerful. Stylish. Energetic. Mesmerizing. Expressive. Shimmering. Personable. These are some of the words I jotted in my notebook last night as jazz singer Nicole Henry performed in the smallish ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel Allentown in...
  • Samba Fest: A Day Of Brazilian Culture, Music, Food

    Samba Fest: A Day Of Brazilian Culture, Music, Food
    Samba Fest's return to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza on Saturday, May 2, doesn't just signal a ninth consecutive year of Brazilian music and culture in downtown Hartford: It also marks the beginning of another much-needed downtown festival season. "We're...
  • 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...
  • Community News for South Windsor edition

    South Windsor Senior Center trip SOUTH WINDSOR - On Monday, June 29, the South Windsor seniors will see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on their first East coast tour since 2003. The motorcoach will depart Geissler's plaza in South Windsor at 2...
  • Orlando Ballet to feature live orchestra all season

    Orlando Ballet to feature live orchestra all season
    It's the news that dance and music fans have awaited for decades: For the first time in more than 20 years, every major Orlando Ballet performance next season will be accompanied by a live orchestra. Dumping recorded music is part of his plan to...