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  • Deborah Borda to take four-month sabbatical from L.A. Philharmonic

    Deborah Borda to take four-month sabbatical from L.A. Philharmonic
    Deborah Borda will take a four-month sabbatical from her role as president and chief executive of the Los Angeles Philharmonic so that she can assume a residency at the Harvard Kennedy School  at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.  Borda's...
  • Evanston rounds out Black History Month at new community center

    Evanston rounds out Black History Month at new community center
    Residents and city officials gathered Feb. 28 for a Black History Month event at the new Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center. The once foreclosed property at 1823 Church St., former known as Boocoo, is still in building completion stage, on its way to...
  • 'Alice in Wonderland' at Disney Hall proves exhilarating

     'Alice in Wonderland' at Disney Hall proves exhilarating
    Alice wants her wonderland. Lewis Carroll's iconic creation is such a natural for music you might have expected a surfeit of Alice operas in the 150 years since the publication of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Yet none were notable enough in...
  • Virginia Arts Fest announces single ticket sales

    Single tickets to the 2015 Virginia Arts festival have gone on sale. The annual spring event will take place April 10 through May 30 in venues from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach. The opening week includes performances by Ballet Hispanico on April...
  • Hui He boosts Lyric's 'Tosca'

    Hui He boosts Lyric's 'Tosca'
    With 10 performances remaining before Lyric Opera closes out its primary season, the company is finding that even a standard crowd-pleaser such as "Tosca" can no longer be relied upon to sell out the 3,400-seat Civic Opera House — hence the blizzard...
  • Kutztown new home of rare percussion instruments

    The marimba has an interesting history in which, oddly enough, Pennsylvania plays a major role. It is one of the oldest of musical instruments. There are records that the marimba existed in a much cruder form, as long ago as 2,000 B.C. Despite its...
  • Weekend preview: Coffee walk, beer talk

    Weekend preview: Coffee walk, beer talk
    This is a great weekend for a walk, because no matter what the weather, it's not snowing. So when the FAT Village Art Walk rolls around on Saturday night, we’ll widen its sphere of influence with a stroll over to Argyle Coffee Roasters, which has...
  • Hampton Roads Philharmonic brings its love of music to the community

    Hampton Roads Philharmonic brings its love of music to the community
    Young and old, working and retired, military and civilian. The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is a mixed bag of musicians with a common bond: the music they love to play. Founded less than two years ago, the community orchestra gave its first performance in...
  • Juilliard to honor Peter Sellars, Nicholas Hytner

    Juilliard to honor Peter Sellars, Nicholas Hytner
    The Juilliard School in New York will confer honorary doctorate degrees on directors Peter Sellars and Nicholas Hytner during its commencement ceremony in May. Honorary degrees also will be given to dancer Suzanne Farrell, jazz artist Dianne Reeves...
  • UNESCO condemns attack on Iraq museum shown in alleged Islamic State video

    UNESCO condemns attack on Iraq museum shown in alleged Islamic State video
    A shocking online video released Thursday, purportedly showing Islamic State forces destroying priceless antiquities in a museum in Iraq, has drawn condemnation from the head of UNESCO, the United Nations body that is mandated to oversee cultural heritage...
  • Baltimore music 'giant' J. Spencer Hammond to be honored in concert

    Baltimore music 'giant' J. Spencer Hammond to be honored in concert
    UPDATE: Due to the weather, the concert has been rescheduled for a date in April, to be announced. As J. Spencer Hammond is the first to tell you, he has "always preferred to be under the radar." But the 84-year-old choir director, organist and...