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  • John Adams on a big Beethoven kick in San Francisco

    We cannot escape Beethoven. The big music book of the fall was American musicologist Jan Swafford's epic, 1,077-page "Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph," published less than a year after British broadcaster John Suchet's biography, "Beethoven: The Man...
  • 'Silent Witnesses' meets tales of horror with a quiet love

    'Silent Witnesses' meets tales of horror with a quiet love
    "Silent Witnesses," a modest and compassionate solo work written and performed by Stephanie Satie at the Odyssey Theatre, is based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust. On a darkened and mostly bare stage, Satie portrays...
  • U.S.-Cuban normalization could shake up jazz

    U.S.-Cuban normalization could shake up jazz
    Chicago trumpeter Orbert Davis was rehearsing with students in Havana last month when a translator tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to stop everything. The translator then told the room that Cuban President Raul Castro had just been on TV to...
  • L.A. Chamber Orchestra Executive Director Rachel Fine to depart

    L.A. Chamber Orchestra Executive Director Rachel Fine to depart
    After more than four years leading the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Rachel Fine will step down as executive director Feb. 27, the organization's board of directors announced on Tuesday. Her exit follows the announcement last year that conductor...
  • Presidents Project raises funds for Fisher House

    Presidents Project raises funds for Fisher House
    The Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center will welcome two of America's presidents, but not the ones you might think. On Jan. 27, William and Sue Wills of the Presidents Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization, will present the life stories of Abraham and...
  • Review: Palmieri and Henriquez celebrate Latin jazz at Orchestra Hall

    Review: Palmieri and Henriquez celebrate Latin jazz at Orchestra Hall
    The music we generically call "Latin jazz" can be viscerally exciting or intriguingly cerebral. On Friday night in Orchestra Hall it was both, though sometimes to extremes. At 78, Eddie Palmieri holds revered status as pianist-bandleader, his work...
  • Got an hour? Tackle these money tasks

    You've read all the New Year's resolution money-advice articles with their suggestions, sometimes trite, "Skip your morning coffee and save a fortune!" and sometimes vague, "Spend less than you make!" Gee, thanks for that. Sometimes you just need...
  • Bulldoze first, apologize later: a true L.A. landmark

    Bulldoze first, apologize later: a true L.A. landmark
    It was beginning to feel like a demolition derby. On Tuesday, word started to spread that the canary-yellow 1937 house in Cheviot Hills where the writer Ray Bradbury lived for more than 50 years was being knocked down. The person razing it to make...
  • Best bets for Jan. 20

    Best bets for Jan. 20
    Music Diane Schuur: The multiple Grammy-winning vocalist and pianist performs a blend of traditional modern jazz, American Songbook standards, contemporary pop and even some country music. 7 and 9 p.m., Jazziz Nightlife , 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton,...
  • Guide: West Suburban 2015 major venue preview

    The weather outside is frightful, but local stages are heating up for the second halves of their season. Everyone from legendary acts like Natalie Cole to up-and-comers like comedian Mike Birbiglia will be in the area this winter and spring, and you&...
  • A transcendent Bruckner 8th from Gunther Herbig, BSO

    A transcendent Bruckner 8th from Gunther Herbig, BSO
    A Cole Porter line popped into my head throughout Friday night's deeply fulfilling Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert: "How strange the change from major to minor." Harmonic shifts, both subtle and startling, provide a key structural and emotional...