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  • Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days

    Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days
    The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
  • CSO's Martha Gilmer leaving to take San Diego post

    CSO's Martha Gilmer leaving to take San Diego post
    The San Diego Symphony's announcement Thursday that it has hired Martha Gilmer, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's vice president for artistic planning and audience development, as its new chief executive officer, steps up the pressure on the CSO...
  • Utah national parks to serve as the setting for symphony performances

    Utah national parks to serve as the setting for symphony performances
    The Utah Symphony next month will bring its music to the state's Mighty 5 national parks: Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion. As a prelude to the symphony's 75th anniversary celebration next year, the full orchestra will perform in...
  • San Diego Symphony appoints new CEO

    San Diego Symphony appoints new CEO
    The San Diego Symphony on Thursday named a new chief executive officer to succeed the outgoing Edward "Ward" Gill, who has led the orchestra for more than a decade.  Martha Gilmer, who is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's vice president for artistic...
  • 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...
  • 'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival

    'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival
    This fall, PBS will keep Friday nights hopping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cats." The PBS Arts Fall Festival will offer 11 weekly...
  • Comic-Con: Guillermo del Toro talks ‘Crimson Peak,’ ‘Pacific Rim 2′

     
    If there was one creative force who appeared to be nearly omnipresent at San Diego's Comic-Con International this year, it […]...
  • Country/pop legend, seminal rockers, jam band tribute to play area venue

     
    A country/pop music singer who has sold more than 50 million albums and had more than 20 No. 1 songs will play a Christmas show at an area venue, it has been announced. Also coming are a British band that......
  • Hit blues-rocker celebrating 40 years to play Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown

     
    A hard-playing blues-rocker marking 40 years in the business and who recently headlined Bethlehem’s Musikfest festival will return to the Lehigh Valley to play a far more intimate venue. George Thorogood, best known for his 1983 hit "Bad to the........
  • Lakeside Chamber Players host concert in honor of France's Bastille Day

    Lakeside Chamber Players host concert in honor of France's Bastille Day
    MOUNT DORA — Sunday's concert in honor of Bastille Day — France's Fourth of July — by the Lakeside Chamber Players will be quintessentially French, according to its founder, bassoonist Janet Harris. "The atmosphere will be casual,...
  • 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...