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  • 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,...
  • 'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style

    'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style
    Can you have too much Mozart? The question is worth asking at a time when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is closing out its summer residency at Ravinia with semistaged concert performances of two of the Mozart-Da Ponte operas, "Don Giovanni" and "The...
  • For these musicians, a fateful first listen

    For these musicians, a fateful first listen
    Music's communicative power — "such sweet compulsion," Milton called it — has been known to change lives. Hearing the right piece at the right time can make a person start to think and feel differently, maybe start down a new path. In a...
  • Lineup for Free Fall Baltimore 2014 announced

    Lineup for Free Fall Baltimore 2014 announced
    Get ready for some seriously cheap entertainment. Free Fall Baltimore, the city's annual nod to its budget-conscious fans of culture, will return for its ninth installment in October. Scores of museums, entertainment venues, cultural organizations and...
  • How L.A.'s Islamic art shows might expand our 'Middle East' vision

    How L.A.'s Islamic art shows might expand our 'Middle East' vision
    Too often the Middle East is reduced to just that: the "Middle East" — a blanket term defining a large swath of territory in Western Asia and North Africa, a news-hour shorthand for territorial conflicts and civil unrest. But "Middle East" does...
  • Free outdoor concerts light up a warm August week

    Warm summer nights and free musical events are a frequent combination during August in Hampton Roads. Military bands and community orchestras come out to entertain area residents, often previewing what's coming up on music programs in the coming year....
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight Fair/Festival   Community Unity Festival: Backpack giveaway, exercise programs,  games, entertainment and a DJ, live music by LA Robinson and  Streetlife. 9 a.m. Saturday,...
  • New Diane von Furstenberg Show, 'Kardashians' Spinoff Part of E!'s Fall Lineup

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - E! has announced its upcoming fall lineup of new and returning series. The net will premiere the new series "House of DVF" revolving around Diane von Furstenberg's empire, and a new "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" spinoff...
  • L.A. Philharmonic gala getting a dose of 'Star Wars'

    L.A. Philharmonic gala getting a dose of 'Star Wars'
    The Force is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall in September. The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s gala season-opening concert will feature music from “Star Wars” as well as a video projection using concept art from the Lucasfilm archive. As...
  • NY's Met Opera, two unions reach tentative deal to avert lockout

    (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative contract agreements on Monday with unions representing its orchestra and chorus, federal mediators said, after tense negotiations that had threatened to derail the new season due to open next...
  • The Hollywood Bowl's magicians of sound

     The Hollywood Bowl's magicians of sound
    When the issue of amplification came up at a Hollywood Bowl patrons' breakfast in 1935, one man strongly admonished the institution against attempting "to improve God's perfect handiwork." "So long as we are in charge there will be no mechanical devices...