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  • African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

    African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
    Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
  • Tom Rush Brings His Vintage Folk To The Kate

    Tom Rush Brings His Vintage Folk To The Kate
    Tom Rush, an iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist who helped shape the great folk revival in the '60s and its resurgence in the '80s and the '90s, is still very much a spirited, spirit-lifting entertainer, musician and raconteur whose ebullient talents...
  • Lorin Maazel, 84, remembered: A conductor of the old school

    Lorin Maazel, 84, remembered: A conductor of the old school
    Lorin Maazel, who died Sunday at 84, was a maestro of the old school -- formidable, intimidating, sometimes autocratic. He was an eminence grise before he went gray and an intellectual who brought a kind of cosmopolitan erudition to the world of music. ...
  • An Appreciation: Lorin Maazel conducted himself inimitably

    An Appreciation: Lorin Maazel conducted himself inimitably
    I didn't understand Lorin Maazel, the exceptional conductor who died Sunday at 84. Who did? Even his family may not have completely gotten him. He complained in an interview two years ago that his kids would laugh off the property anyone calling Maestro...
  • Lenape Chamber Ensemble explores electronic media in season opener

    The Lenape Chamber Ensemble begins its 28th summer concert series Saturday in the auditorium of the new Life Sciences Building on the campus of Delaware Valley Community College in Doylestown. The three-concert series continues July 19 and 26, with...
  • The complete Bach solo organ works, in 10 concerts

    The complete Bach solo organ works, in 10 concerts
    The more than 200 solo organ works that bracket the prodigious composing career of Johann Sebastian Bach have long been every organist's Bible. Rare is the organ recital that doesn't include such favorites as the mighty "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" or...
  • Valley pop culture clash in HBO's "True Blood"

     
    On Sunday's episode of HBO's vampire drama "True Blood," which now includes a Hellertown native as a series regular, there is a shout-out to a cartoon character voiced by an Allentown native. It is a true clash of pop culture......
  • Boxed set of Mahler recordings, 1903-1940, essential for composer's fans

    Boxed set of Mahler recordings, 1903-1940, essential for composer's fans
    Every July 7 -- Gustav Mahler's birthday -- I try to set aside some time for listening to his music, which has long been an essential part of my life. As I've written before, the experience of encountering Mahler for the first time changed everything...
  • Violinist Midori is expecting a child

    Violinist Midori is expecting a child
    Midori, the renowned Japanese American violinist who shot to international fame as a child prodigy and grew up in the eyes of the public, is expecting a child of her own. A representative for Midori confirmed the musician's pregnancy, saying that she is...
  • Patricia Wright

    Patricia Wright
    Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79. Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...
  • Concert review: Portland Youth Philharmonic at Grant Park

    The 80th anniversary season of the Grant Park Orchestra is unusual not only for the two commissions that will premiere in August but also the two guest ensembles invited to present concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Both are orchestras of young...