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  • Shakespeare gets performance art treatment at Norfolk festival

    Norfolk Festevents and Virginia Stage Company are again teaming up for a free outdoor performance art event July 25-27 in Norfolk's Town Point Park. "Moon Take Thy Flight" will explore the story of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" using actors,...
  • Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock

    Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock
    The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so. The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
  • Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO

    Ben Folds' 'Orchestra Experience' tour includes BSO
    The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based...
  • Charlie Haden dies at 76; Grammy-winning bassist pushed boundaries of jazz

    Charlie Haden dies at 76; Grammy-winning bassist pushed boundaries of jazz
    Charlie Haden, a Grammy-winning bassist who came to the attention of the jazz world in the 1950s with the revolutionary Ornette Coleman Quartet and pushed against the genre's boundaries for more than five decades, died Friday in Los Angeles after a long...
  • Charlie Haden, legendary jazz bassist, dies at 76

    Charlie Haden, legendary jazz bassist, dies at 76
    Charlie Haden, the pioneering jazz bassist who played with the likes of Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett before enjoying a decades-long solo career, died Friday at age 76 of a prolonged illness, according to his label, ECM. Praised by critic Martin...
  • Frampton changes up his music to keep fresh

    Peter Frampton has an album full of hits he has to play whenever he steps on stage from 1979's "Frampton Comes Alive." But that doesn't mean he lives in the past. Frampton insists on moving forward musically, refusing to let the past define his...
  • Free parking for ASO Benny Goodman concert

    The Allentown Symphony Orchestra opens its season Saturday with a summer pops concert for the second year in a row. Clarinetist Dave Bennett and his band join the orchestra for a tribute to the music of Benny Goodman "The King of Swing." But downtown...
  • Bramwell Tovey pulls off multitasking at Hollywood Bowl

    Bramwell Tovey pulls off multitasking at Hollywood Bowl
    It was 32 years ago this week that Leonard Bernstein brought opening week at the Hollywood Bowl into the realm of legend, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his own music plus that of Barber, Schumann and Copland — and for good measure,...
  • Concert review: Krzysztof Urbanski leads CSO in Ravinia debut

    Concert review: Krzysztof Urbanski leads CSO in Ravinia debut
    Ravinia is not the first place one would expect to find an important young conductor making his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. But that's what happened Thursday night when a rising young podium star from Poland named Krzysztof Urbanski led the...
  • Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough
    For years — long before Millennium Park was created — readers wrote to me complaining about the Chicago Jazz Festival's dismal acoustics and environment in Grant Park. And for years, city government (which produces the festival) and the...
  • Top Lehigh Valley events include Valley Moto Rally, Great Allentown Comic Con

    VALLEY MOTO RALLY 1 Celebrate the mechanical and technological advancements of motor vehicles – from classic cars to modern motorcycles – at the Valley Moto Rally, noon-6 p.m. Saturday at the America on Wheels Museum in Allentown. Vehicles,...