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  • Goodspeed's 'Damn Yankees' Has A New Spin

    Goodspeed's 'Damn Yankees' Has A New Spin
    If you asked true blue Boston Red Sox fans during much of the 20th century if they would sell their soul to the devil in order to lift the famed "curse" from their team, you would probably get more than a few volunteers. That's Joe DiPietro's wicked...
  • New company works to bring grand opera back to Baltimore

    New company works to bring grand opera back to Baltimore
    When Ron Griffin received a solicitation for Lyric Opera Baltimore a few weeks ago, he had some questions. The organization sounded a lot like the Baltimore Opera Company, which folded midseason in 2009 because of financial problems, leaving Griffin and...
  • Signature performances return for Virginia Arts Festival

    Signature performances return for Virginia Arts Festival
    The Virginia Arts Festival begins its 16th season on Monday, April 16, and the opening lineup of performers says a lot about where the festival has come and where it's heading. The week ahead is bracketed by two events of international caliber, a recital...
  • Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro awes Virginia Arts Festival audience

    Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro awes Virginia Arts Festival audience
    Opening with the vocal mastery of Renee Fleming on April 16, the Virginia Arts Festival presented a very different master in Jake Shimabukuro's performance on the ukulele April 18. Hawaii-born Shimabukuro gained world-wide attention with his YouTube...
  • World premieres dominate the 2011 music and theater scene

    World premieres dominate the 2011 music and theater scene
    No one blockbuster event stood out in the year that's ending, but Hampton Roads experienced a strong year of music and theater. The economy improved just a hair so that audience members felt a little more comfortable dipping into their wallets. The...
  • Lyric Opera goes to nine productions for upcoming season

    Lyric Opera goes to nine productions for upcoming season
    Chicago opera lovers impatient to learn what innovations Anthony Freud will put into place now that he is well and truly ensconced as general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, will have to cool their heels. The first Lyric season to fall entirely under...
  • Subscription drop? Not in Newman's Chicago

    Subscription drop? Not in Newman's Chicago
    If you've been staring at the huge banner of the beautiful Renee Fleming on the back of the Civic Opera House — or noting how well the Lyric Opera of Chicago finds the sex and glamour in its promotion of its season of operas — you're...
  • Delivering on our promise

    Delivering on our promise
    Dear readers: In June we announced the launch of a bigger, better Chicago Tribune designed to meet the expectations of readers who love their daily encounter with the printed newspaper. Today, four months later, we offer you a progress report and once...
  • Lyric Opera Baltimore ready to raise its voice

    Lyric Opera Baltimore ready to raise its voice
    Three years ago, a Druid priestess and her Roman lover walked willingly and melodically into a blazing pyre as the curtain fell on a performance of Bellini's "Norma" at the Lyric Opera House. Those epic characters were not the only ones being consumed....
  • Yo-Yo Ma visits the Chicago Tribune

    Yo-Yo Ma visits the Chicago Tribune
    "After I play this,"Yo-Yo Masaid as he picked up his 1712 Davidoff Stradivarius cello, "tell me what you think about." This is Tuesday, around lunch. He played the prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1. Here's a popular version of it online, which...
  • Nauticus and Stage Company team up for swingtime revue

    Nauticus and Stage Company team up for swingtime revue
    Nauticus and Virginia Stage Company are teaming up to present "Swingtime Salute, An On-Deck Revue," this summer. Performances of the World War II-era song and dance show will take place May 31 through July 8 on the deck of the Battleship Wisconsin in...