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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Classical music: Trio to present work of Viennese composer

    If you've never heard of the Viennese composer Johann Baptist Vanhal, you're not alone. Vanhal, who was born in Bohemia in 1739 and died in Vienna in 1813, is a shadowy figure; only part of his vast output of music has been satisfactorily evaluated or...
  • Police brutality is everyone's problem

    Police brutality is everyone's problem
    When the details of Trayvon Martin’s death became public, everyone from fed-up moms to A-list celebs expressed outrage over the senseless death of a black kid at the hands of a wannabe cop. It seemed like the whole world knew about Trayvon. But...
  • Leonard Slatkin is traditional and bracing at Hollywood Bowl

    Leonard Slatkin is traditional and bracing at Hollywood Bowl
    Having served as principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl a decade ago, Leonard Slatkin knows a little something about the difficulty of trying to move a 2,000-pound gorilla. He had hoped to enliven the L.A. Phil's...
  • Rush Limbaugh Concerned Media Coverage of Robin Williams' Death Could Lead to Copycat Suicides

    By Jason Hughes LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - On Rush Limbaugh's radio show Tuesday, he was asked about the apparent suicide of Robin Williams. A caller said that the media used to downplay celebrity suicide, but that this has changed, surmising that there...
  • 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...
  • Fate Of UConn West Hartford Campus Discussed

    Fate Of UConn West Hartford Campus Discussed
    WEST HARTFORD — UConn is accepting public comment on what should be done with its Asylum Avenue campus, and some town administrators and members of the public weighed in at a meeting Tuesday. Jason Coite, environmental compliance manager for UConn,...
  • Catherine "Kay" HuntMay 21, 1919 - August 6, 2014

    Catherine "Kay" Hunt<br/>May 21, 1919 - August 6, 2014
    Born and raised in Oswego, New York, Kay Chatterton earned her teaching credential from Oswego Normal School (now State University of New York). She worked at Ethical Culture in New York City prior to her marriage to Walter Hunt in 1949, when the couple...
  • 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...
  • 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....