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  • Epilogue: Music could not save Aaron Rushing

    Epilogue: Music could not save Aaron Rushing
    For the young musicians attending Kenwood Academy High School, at 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., the band room was a sanctuary. Inside its walls, only good things happened: rehearsals, horsing around, laughter, music. No matter what was occurring in the...
  • Chicago Book Expo: Making connections

    Chicago Book Expo: Making connections
    Great writers can be inspired by places that allow them to congregate and connect. That was a recurring theme of this year's Chicago Book Expo, which last week drew readers, writers and publishers, fusing new bonds within Chicago literary culture old...
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic receiving $20-million gift from David Bohnett

    Los Angeles Philharmonic receiving $20-million gift from David Bohnett
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic is receiving a $20-million gift from technology entrepreneur and philanthropist David Bohnett, the orchestra announced Wednesday. The gift, which is the second largest in the orchestra's history, is being made in recognition...
  • L.A. Philharmonic gets $20-million donation from GeoCities founder

    L.A. Philharmonic gets $20-million donation from GeoCities founder
    A prominent Los Angeles tech entrepreneur and former board president of the L.A. Philharmonic announced Wednesday that he will give $20 million to the orchestra, half of it going to endow the top leadership position now held by Deborah Borda. David...
  • L.A. arts scene celebrated at Music Center's 50th anniversary

    L.A. arts scene celebrated at Music Center's 50th anniversary
    The event: The Los Angeles Music Center’s 50th anniversary celebration dinner, which immediately followed Saturday’s performance spectacular, handily kept up the momentum in a tent rising four stories above the Music Center Plaza in downtown...
  • Music Center's 50th-anniversary gala amps up energy to a fault

     Music Center's 50th-anniversary gala amps up energy to a fault
    Times, tastes, fashions and spectacles have changed in the past half-century. The Music Center has noticed. In 1964, the Memorial Pavilion, the first of the Music Center's four theaters and the one that would later be named for Dorothy Chandler,...
  • Ben Vereen goes back to his roots

    Ben Vereen goes back to his roots
    In the much buzzed-about film "Top Five," opening in South Florida theaters this weekend, director and star Chris Rock plays a comedian who wants to become a serious actor and change public perception about his one career-defining role. Rock's star-...
  • United Arts hands out $1.4 million in operating grants

     United Arts hands out $1.4 million in operating grants
    Note: This article was edited on Dec. 10 to clarify how grant amounts are decided. Most of Central Florida's largest arts groups will get more money for operating costs in 2015 than they received last year from United Arts, the fundraising...
  • Arts news

    ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY LEADER CONDUCTS IN CHINA Diane Wittry, the music director and conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, was invited to conduct a concert in Shenzhen, China, with 25 American musicians as part of the new LianHua Hill Grass Music...
  • Nutcrackers come to life in the Lehigh Valley

    The colorful "Nutcracker" ballet, set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, enchants young and old. It's based on a simple story of a girl who falls asleep and dreams of a holiday wonderland where her nutcracker is transformed into a handsome prince and...
  • Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all

    Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all
    In concert, in the classroom, on the radio and over the Internet, Seth Boustead uses every available platform to spread the word that classical music is a living tradition, an art form of vast global-outreach potential that's thriving as perhaps never...