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  • For these musicians, a fateful first listen

    For these musicians, a fateful first listen
    Music's communicative power — "such sweet compulsion," Milton called it — has been known to change lives. Hearing the right piece at the right time can make a person start to think and feel differently, maybe start down a new path. In a...
  • 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...
  • Arena threatens Symphony Hall parking harmony

    Will Allentown's newest attraction freeze out one of its oldest? For years, Miller Symphony Hall has leased the parking garage at Sixth and Linden streets for the use of its patrons — many of whom are older and need to park close to the...
  • Review: An imperfect premiere from Bolcom at Grant Park

    Review: An imperfect premiere from Bolcom at Grant Park
    The final pair of concerts of the Grant Park Music Festival's 80th season this weekend features a world premiere of a commission from this year's composer in residence that could not have been what anybody expected. It's in the category of Concerto...
  • 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...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra: James Conlon conducts a second and final semistaged concert performance of Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni," with Christopher Maltman, Tamara Wilson, Aga Mikolaj, Ailyn Perez and Saimir Pirgu heading the cast. David Lefkowich...
  • 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...
  • 'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style

    'Don Giovanni' launches Ravinia's Mozart mini-fest in high style
    Can you have too much Mozart? The question is worth asking at a time when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is closing out its summer residency at Ravinia with semistaged concert performances of two of the Mozart-Da Ponte operas, "Don Giovanni" and "The...
  • 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,...
  • Postal Service criticized for favoring pop culture on stamps

    Postal Service criticized for favoring pop culture on stamps
    Harry Potter, Elvis and Bugs Bunny share one thing in common: Traditional stamp collectors are no fans. Some philatelists say the committee that helps the postmaster general pick new stamps is favoring pop celebrities and fictional characters over...