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  • Classical: Moravian College Choir to perform Karl Jenkins' unusual Requiem

    Classical: Moravian College Choir to perform Karl Jenkins' unusual Requiem
    You normally wouldn't equate Japanese haiku with a traditional Requiem Mass, but that's what Welsh composer Karl Jenkins does in his evocative Requiem. This most unusual work will have its Lehigh Valley premiere Saturday at Foy Concert Hall in Bethlehem,...
  • Schumann, Sibelius, Neruda Songs highlight ASO's season finale

    Schumann, Sibelius, Neruda Songs highlight ASO's season finale
    For its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform works by three composers from different eras: •From the 19th century, Robert Schumann is represented by his evocative Manfred Overture. •The early...
  • Ready for fun? Check out our annual guide to the indoor concert season

    Ready for fun? Check out our annual guide to the indoor concert season
    It's déjà vu all over again as springtime turns the landscape from two-tone to full spectrum. The season is right for a balmy walk to dinner and a great concert, but make your plans early because, as always, the early birds sit in the front rows. Here...
  • Ancient temples, key to Nepal tourism, suffer severe quake damage

    Ancient temples, key to Nepal tourism, suffer severe quake damage
    The gates of Dharahara, an ancient nine-story tower overlooking the city skyline, were locked Monday, its ticket booth shuttered. Yet hundreds of residents clambered over its low walls to climb the rubble heap where it once stood and snap photographs....
  • From Bach to rock to hip hop

    From Bach to rock to hip hop
    YouTube's power is evident in Project Trio and Greg Pattillo, whose beatbox flute videos went viral nearly eight years ago, garnering more than 20 million views. "In less than a decade, YouTube and digital media has already changed. It is ubiquitous....
  • Garcetti budget seeks to boost recession-hit Cultural Affairs Dept.

    Garcetti budget seeks to boost recession-hit Cultural Affairs Dept.
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing a 12.2% spending increase for the Department of Cultural Affairs, which would receive the biggest boost during what has been a very lean, recession-...
  • Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival in Newport News is a sellout

    Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival in Newport News is a sellout
     Grammy-winning R&B singer Chrisette Michelle has sold out her performance this weekend at the Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival in Newport News.  The annual event, at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday. Joann...
  • Bonus Years: It's never too late to be what you might have been

    Living as a stranger in a foreign land is a great privilege. It is also one I enjoyed during a career that included a lot of time living, working and traveling outside the United States — in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Living and...
  • Mary McLeod Bethune dress heads to Smithsonian

    Mary McLeod Bethune dress heads to Smithsonian
    Ashley Robertson wears white gloves as she takes the dress out of a wardrobe case and slides it on a mannequin. "It will damage easily," she says, standing inside what was once Mary McLeod Bethune's home on the Bethune-Cookman University campus. "We...
  • Ars Viva Symphony disbanding after 20 years

    Ars Viva Symphony disbanding after 20 years
    The Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, founded 20 seasons ago by conductor Alan Heatherington, will play its final concert May 17. Maestro Heatherington, a Libertyville resident, made the announcement at the Ars Viva's Sunday afternoon concert April 12 at the...
  • Modern nerd decor takes on a tasteful, adult look

    Modern nerd decor takes on a tasteful, adult look
    A couple of years ago at C2E2, during the second edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place, I bought a small terra cotta pot from an older man seated at a table. He never looked at me; he worked for the duration of our...