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  • Best bets for Jan. 16

    Best bets for Jan. 16
    Music Graham Nash: A rare solo appearance from an integral figure in Crosby Stills Nash and Young. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer consistently captured America’s most poignant political, sociological and musical movements. His folk-rock...
  • Fresh faces are on target in comic 'Shot in the Dark'

    Prince George's Little Theatre's production of "A Shot in the Dark" received mention in last week's roundup of coming attractions, but merits a closer look for its excellent treatment of Marc Archard's work, set in 1962 Paris. This comic play, on stage...
  • Incoming CSO head is quiet, but will be heard

    Incoming CSO head is quiet, but will be heard
    Like just about anyone who ever has held or applied for a leadership post, incoming Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association President Jeff Alexander is used to being asked the "vision" question, though he knows not everyone will find his answer satisfying....
  • Exploring rugged Russia and its volcanoes

     Exploring rugged Russia and its volcanoes
    Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula really isn't all that far from the United States, when you consider how far Alaska's Aleutian Islands reach into the Pacific. Of course, you don't just fly from the Aleutians to this rugged Siberian area, which contains more...
  • Piano great Robert Irving III nurtures the Generations

    Piano great Robert Irving III nurtures the Generations
    When he was 26 years old, Chicago pianist Robert Irving III joined the band of one of the most revered musicians in jazz: Miles Davis. Irving played with Davis from 1979 to 1988, serving as music director and foil for a profoundly creative jazz...
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    'The Magic Victrola': Lyric Unlimited's third annual presentation designed to introduce youngsters 5-10 and their families to the joys of opera takes two children on a journey through famous opera scenes, courtesy of an old record player in their...
  • Green Umbrella titles the concert 'Outrageous,' but is it?

    Green Umbrella titles the concert 'Outrageous,' but is it?
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella program Tuesday night was titled "Theater of the Outrageous." The music was mostly with a transgressive late '70s and '80s sensibility. The quirky Los Angeles multimedia collective Chromatic littered the Walt...
  • Well-loved comic opera 'The Mikado' comes to Allentown

    Some say W.S. Gilbert was inspired to write "The Mikado" after a Japanese sword, hanging on the wall in his study, suddenly fell. Other say he was simply taking a satirical look at British politics and life. Whatever the reason, Gilbert's comic...
  • Classical: New early music ensemble offers eclectic program

    The proliferation of early music ensembles in the past few years has not bypassed the Lehigh Valley. One recently formed group will present a concert Jan. 18 at Wesley Church in Bethlehem. Violinist Simon Maurer and friends offer a colorful program of...
  • Composer's quest: Define O.C. in 20 minutes of music. You can help.

    Composer's quest: Define O.C. in 20 minutes of music. You can help.
    Making the rounds in Orange County over the past year, Narong Prangcharoen may have looked more like Ken Burns than Beethoven. The Pacific Symphony's composer-in-residence has interviewed people about their cultural heritage and spirituality. He's taken...
  • Fundraising lags for phase 2 of arts center; county OKs extension

    Fundraising lags for phase 2 of arts center; county OKs extension
    With private fundraising behind schedule, the next phase of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open at least a year later than planned. On Tuesday, the arts center received a two-year extension from the Orange County Commission to...