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  • Celebrating city activist's legacy

    Celebrating city activist's legacy
    For more than a year, Miami artist Diana Contreras tried to capture the essence and spirit of a woman known for her flamboyant fashion, political poetry and arts activism in Pembroke Pines. The end results are emblazoned on a bench near the lake at...
  • Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra

    Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra
    What's the difference between a great ensemble and a merely fine one? Perhaps it's malleability: the gift for adapting quickly to shifting artistic demands. Certainly Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra showed that skill over...
  • Ballet Theatre's magical 'Cinderella' en pointe for an encore at The Lyric

    Midway through its 2014-15 season at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Ballet Theatre of Maryland is continuing its Vote Your Choice season with performances picked by audience members. Now in her 12th year as the troupe's artistic director,...
  • Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes

    Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes
    The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes for her book "Enchantee" (Oberlin College Press). Announced Wednesday and presented by Claremont Graduate University, the award is among the most significant in America for a mid-career poet....
  • 'Dendera': Yuya Sato on his fable about old women battling a bear

    'Dendera': Yuya Sato on his fable about old women battling a bear
    The Japanese legend of ubasute -- the custom of abandoning elderly loved ones to die in the wilderness to benefit the young during times of famine -- is explored in stark prose in "Dendera" by acclaimed Japanese author Yuya Sato. Originally published by...
  • At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, it's never too late to be creative

    At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, it's never too late to be creative
    Jean Ritchie is chasing stardom. The blond, blue-eyed actress fills her days with auditions and acting classes. She's got new head shots, a new acting reel and dreams of seeing herself on television. It's an act that came later for Ritchie than for...
  • Famed songwriter Jimmy Webb leads charity show Saturday

    Famed songwriter Jimmy Webb leads charity show Saturday
    In New York, there's the Brill Building, and in Orange County, apparently, there's the Center for Spiritual Living Newport-Mesa. The Costa Mesa-based faith center has been the spot recently to rub elbows with world-renowned songwriters. Last March, Paul...
  • Lucinda Williams CD packs double punch

    Lucinda Williams CD packs double punch
    It's a tall order to create a double album loaded with consistently solid songs, but Lucinda Williams met that challenge on her new "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone." Not only that, but the alt-country singer-songwriter — who performs Friday,...
  • Mount Dora tall-buildings issue arises again

    Mount Dora tall-buildings issue arises again
    MOUNT DORA — City officials insist there's no plot twist hidden in a proposal to amend building-height restrictions to accommodate giant screens for a much-anticipated movie cineplex. The change would allow 50-foot-tall screens at the 17-acre EPIC...
  • From Pacifica to 'The Passenger,' plenty of classical music to offset winter's chill

    From Pacifica to 'The Passenger,' plenty of classical music to offset winter's chill
    Chicago's classical music producers typically reserve some of the most important events of their seasons for the period from January to early May. Here are 10 such performances, listed chronologically: Winter Chamber Music Festival: The 19th annual...
  • 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...