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  • Poetry makes a difference in 'Please Excuse This Poem'

    “Most poets,” Carolyn Forché writes, in the introduction to Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick’s anthology “Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation” (Viking: 290 pp., $16.99), “begin writing...
  • March into writers' workshops

    March into writers' workshops
    We might have turned a corner closer to spring this week. But it's still winter, a perfect time to hone your writing skills while you're hunkering indoors waiting for the weather to warm. The folks at the Williamsburg Book Festival are getting started...
  • Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony in Leonard Bernstein ode

    Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony in Leonard Bernstein ode
    On a gloomy damp and cold Sunday afternoon in August 1990, Leonard Bernstein conducted his last concert. Suffering from the late stages of emphysema, he gasped for air while leading an incomparably urgent performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony at...
  • Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

    Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81
    Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81. McKuen died Thursday morning at a...
  • 15 for your Feb.14: Love songs or an iO square dance

    15 for your Feb.14: Love songs or an iO square dance
    Valentine's Day, St. Valentine's Day, the Feast of St. Valentine —whether you embrace it or resist it, it is here this weekend. If you're in need of some entertainment for the occasion, read on. Valentine's Night Barn Dance Jubilee: "Square...
  • Why is Sam Smith winning for his lyrics?

    Why is Sam Smith winning for his lyrics?
    Sam Smith was clearly the big winner at Sunday’s Grammys, with awards including Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album and Record of the Year. Perhaps the most curious of the breakout singer’s victories, however, was Song of the Year,...
  • Satori looks east to traditional Japan

    Chamber music ensemble Satori has brought us music from across the globe, with stops from Armenia to Zanzibar. But rarely does it stay in one place for long — it loves to mix things up. Not so with "Satori East," a concert featuring the...
  • Readers share their memories of Sinatra

    Readers share their memories of Sinatra
    Last Sunday's A+E package "The Sinatra Century," by Howard Reich, inspired letters about Frank Sinatra's music, his performances in Chicago and his centennial on Dec. 12. Following are excerpts. Intense interpretations What a wonderful tribute to...
  • Review: Grand singing lifts 'Tannhauser' at Lyric Opera

    Review: Grand singing lifts 'Tannhauser' at Lyric Opera
    Of all the mature operas of Richard Wagner, "Tannhauser" requires perhaps the greatest indulgence from all but the most uncritical of Wagnerites. For one thing, it is long and repetitious, lasting more than four hours, and not all the music finds the...
  • Virginia Symphony performs 'Ode to Joy'

    •VIRGINIA SYMPHONY PERFORMS 'ODE TO JOY.' Conductor JoAnn Faletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will bring to life Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, climaxing with the transcendent "Ode to Joy," in three performances over the weekend: 8 p.m....
  • Kass Onion Soup inspires poetry

     Kass Onion Soup inspires poetry
    I don't think anyone has ever written me a lovely poem about one of my recipes before. So I've never received a sestina for my rosemary standing roast beef over coals. No heroic couplet for putting a can of beer up the behind of a chicken. No epic...