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  • 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 Valley Line: Descanso's summer jazz series winds down; Michael Feinstein conducts Pasadena Pops Orchestra

    The Valley Line: Descanso's summer jazz series winds down; Michael Feinstein conducts Pasadena Pops Orchestra
    This past week our hills (the San Gabriel Mountains) have been alive with music. It has been a beautiful musicscape, I might add. Last Thursday, jazz artist Louie Beltran had the crowd clapping, singing and dancing at Descanso Gardens' Music on the Main...
  • Grant Park premiere honors composer's longtime love affair with Chicago

    Grant Park premiere honors composer's longtime love affair with Chicago
    Unless I miss my guess, no American city has done more to advance a composer's international reputation than Chicago has done for William Bolcom in recent decades. Under two successive regimes, Lyric Opera of Chicago has commissioned and premiered three...
  • Lake Forest Symphony sets 2014-15 season

    The Lake Forest Symphony under newly appointed music director Vladimir Kulenovic has announced the programs for its 2014-15 season. Kulenovic will conduct four of the five pairs of concerts. Here is the schedule: Sept 6-7: Kulenovic, conductor; Stefan...
  • The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival

    The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival
    For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31. From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
  • Give Miller Symphony Hall a parking break

    My friends at the Allentown Parking Authority are right. Parking downtown should be based on a first-come, first-served basis. And Miller Symphony Hall, the Allentown Art Museum and the Baum School of Art were there first. When private investors...
  • Licia Albanese dies at 105; opera soprano was favored Puccini heroine

    Licia Albanese dies at 105; opera soprano was favored Puccini heroine
    Licia Albanese, a revered Metropolitan Opera soprano who achieved superstar status in the postwar era for her emotionally intense and technically accomplished portrayals, particularly of the doomed geisha in "Madama Butterfly" and other Puccini heroines,...
  • China's Peking Opera company marks anniversary with U.S. tour

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Reuters) - With lavishly embroidered costumes, elaborate makeup and acrobatics, a troupe of nearly 90 singers, actors and musicians of the Peking Opera begins a special U.S. tour on Wednesday at New York's Lincoln...
  • Potential sites to honor DuSable Museum founder

    Potential sites to honor DuSable Museum founder
    A cultural center, a city park and even some beaches are among the potential sites that could be named in honor of Margaret Burroughs, the co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History. And the longstanding request to rename 31st Street...
  • Metropolitan Opera reaches tentative agreement with biggest unions

    Federal mediators announced Monday that the Metropolitan Opera has reached a tentative agreement with two of its biggest unions, suggesting that a lockout will likely be avoided. The announcement comes about a month before the New York company is set to...
  • At Hollywood Bowl, Nicholas McGegan is the man for all seasons

     At Hollywood Bowl, Nicholas McGegan is the man for all seasons
    The Hollywood Bowl this summer seems to be taking few chances by playing favorites. Leaving adventure to the other Los Angeles Philharmonic seasons in Walt Disney Concert Hall, otherwise adventurous conductors and performers have leaned heavily on top...