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Culture MonsterJust like the composer Dmitri Shostakovich, George Benjamin â profiled in the Arts & Books section here â made his living as a young man playing piano accompaniments to silent movies. As the music director of this yearâs Ojai Music......
Long Beach Opera ends 2010 in the black -- and unveils 2011 lineup that offers 'more of the unexpected'Culture MonsterLong Beach Opera is ending its 2010 season with a double splash. The company, which is staging Ricky Ian Gordon's swimming pool-based "Orpheus and Euridice" this weekend, is also finishing in the black -- with a 35% increase in subscribers.......
Culture Monster-- Money bags: L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art gains three new trustees, including a billionaire diamond merchant. (Los Angeles Times) -- Expanding: The Frick Collection is adding a new gallery to its building. (New York Times) -- Big bucks: Christie's....
Ismail Kadare is, in many ways, among the most problematic of major writers in contemporary Western letters. But that shouldn't prevent readers from savoring "The Siege" for what it is, a significant work by an important, fascinating author. Though he...
Tags: Moscow (Russia), Arts and Culture, Enver Hoxha, Turkey, History
Times Staff WriterNikita Khrushchev's eloquent 1950s critique of jazz pretty much summed up the status of that "bourgeois" music in the Soviet Union: He remarked that listening to it gave him gas. The early Russian jazz scene is most memorably explained by the night in...
It is 260 steps up from the entrance of the massive St. Isaac's Cathedral in the heart of St. Petersburg to the colonnade that encircles the base of the dome. I climbed slowly and counted. It was winter, and the stone staircase was slick with ice,...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Animals, Concerts, Germany, Vladimir Putin
TribLocal - EvanstonRussian Favorites Highlight Evanston Symphony Orchestra Concert on February 5 Evanston, IL — Russian favorites – and a gifted young violinist – highlight the concert …...
Sunday, Sept. 18 Benefit The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's 5K Run/3K Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The run will be timed, and awards for various age groups will...
Orlando Arts BlogThe Bach Festival Society has announced the winners of the 18th annual Young Artist Competition, which took place Nov. 20.Â More than 50 entrants from around the state competed, with 12 prize-winning contestants advancing to the finalist round. The...
Orlando Arts BlogEaster is just around the corner, and the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra's next concert partially benefits the Easter Bunny Foundation. A “Children Helping Children” concert, the performance will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at College...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday December 31, 1999 Sixty years is quite a gap between an original and a sequel, but the 1940 "Fantasia" was never business as usual. A melding of animation and classical music, it has been ignored (by audiences at its initial release),...
Tribune music criticNEW YORK A scorecard would surely help in keeping track of all the recent comings and goings at the podiums of the leading American orchestras. Last week afforded an opportunity for this visitor to catch up with two major orchestras in different...
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