| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Think Auntie Mame with big hats, a Texas accent and a gift for organizing people and events, and you'd have a partial picture of Fran Gordon. Combine the energy of a cheerleader with endless optimism and a sense of fun and you will have a sense of the...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we inherently a musical state?
At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing.
During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
| Jan 5, 2014
Ali Ryerson, a celebrated, Connecticut-based practitioner and crusading champion of the jazz flute, may have finally delivered a knockout blow in her mission to gain full equality for her instrument thanks to her new, cool, flute-centric album, "Game...
| Mar 8, 2009
M any an opera plot is set in motion by a wicked curse that generates terrible heartache and loss. These days, it looks as if the real world of opera has been hit with a curse every bit as pernicious.
Although orchestras, art museums, theater troupes and...
| Apr 19, 2009
Just like the stories it seeks to tell through histrionic plots, spectacular settings and virtuosic vocal lines, the world of opera is full of behind-the-scenes drama.
Maria Callas' diva-like antics have become legendary. Luciano Pavarotti earned the...