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  • Junetta Jones

    Junetta Jones
    Junetta Jones, a pioneering African-American soprano who performed with the Metropolitan Opera after winning its 1963 Young Artists competition, died of dementia complications Feb. 17 at the Crofton Rehabilitation Center. The former Liberty Heights area...
  • Kennedy Center to offer 'Ring' Cycle, new music, skateboarding festival in 2015-2016

    Kennedy Center to offer 'Ring' Cycle, new music, skateboarding festival in 2015-2016
    So much for the notion of the Kennedy Center as an fusty old institution. Among the more than  2,000 performances planned for 2015-2016 is a season-opening, multidisciplinary skateboarding festival, complete with specially constructed skating area in...
  • A collaboration on pointe

    A collaboration on pointe
    What started as a conversation between state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, and Andrew Bradford, former Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra executive director, resulted in the world premiere of two dance pieces. IPO and the School of Homer Bryant/...
  • Best bets for March 6

    Best bets for March 6
    Music Kalin & Myles: The up-and-coming pop duo was a Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star Contest finalist last year. They appear on fellow teen popster JamieBoy's first single, “California.” Opening are Golden and Anjali. 6:30 p.m., Culture Room,...
  • Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

    Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony
    Conductor Simon Rattle is swapping a podium in Berlin for one in Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO announced Tuesday that Rattle, who has led the Berlin Philharmonic since 2002, will join the London ensemble...
  • Glastonbury Youngster Joins HSO For 'Music of Michael Jackson'

    Glastonbury Youngster Joins HSO For 'Music of Michael Jackson'
    The stars of the show may have been billed as the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Brent Havens and vocalist James Delisco but the guy who also had the crowd on its feet was nine-year-old Jacob Rodriguez of Glastonbury. The guy can dance! In...
  • Yo-Yo Ma: Let the global block parties continue

     Yo-Yo Ma: Let the global block parties continue
    Yo-Yo Ma has long been one of the most recognizable classical musicians on the planet and, like Riccardo Muti, one of today's most committed spokesmen for the essential role of culture in society. Now that the superstar cellist and Chicago Symphony...
  • L.A. Phil's Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla lights a fire at Disney Hall

    L.A. Phil's Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla lights a fire at Disney Hall
    There is no such thing as a fluke Hollywood Bowl triumph. Given the combination of severely limited rehearsal time, amplification and summer orchestral doldrums, so much can go wrong that an outstanding conductor can easily make a poor first impression....
  • Simsbury Students To Play At Town-Wide Orchestra Festival

    SIMSBURY — More than 100 orchestra students will join award-winning composer and conductor Brian Balmages for the 2015 Town-Wide Orchestra Festival. The festival will be held at 7 p.m. on March 14 at the Simsbury High School auditorium, located...
  • Noyes artists open their doors

    Noyes artists open their doors
    The resident artists of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center welcomed the community Feb. 28 to a free, three-hour afternoon Open Studios event, a regular offering at 927 Noyes St. Guests visited artisan studios and experienced student art. A City of Evanston-...
  • Artists to curate new performance series at Kennedy Center

    A new performance series curated by leading artists will help define a new programming slate at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts under its new president, along with festivals celebrating Ireland and something unexpected: skateboarding culture....