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Contemporary Music (genre)

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  • Betty Freeman dies at 87; art philanthropist and photographer

    Betty Freeman dies at 87; art philanthropist and photographer
    Betty Freeman, a fiercely independent philanthropist and photographer often described as a Medici for contemporary classical music, who supported a Who's Who of modern composers, including John Cage, Philip Glass, Pierre Boulez and John Adams, died...
  • Wayman Tisdale dies at 44; three-time All-American basketball player at Oklahoma became a leading jazz musician

    Wayman Tisdale dies at 44; three-time All-American basketball player at Oklahoma became a leading jazz musician
    Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA and later became a leading contemporary jazz musician, died Friday. He was 44. Tisdale died at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa after a two-year battle with cancer,...
  • Treasures are drawn to academic sanctuaries

    As students rush to classes at USC, an outdoor artwork near Fisher Gallery invites them to slow down and think about a shameful chapter of U.S. history. Created by Jenny Holzer in 1999 and simply titled "Blacklist," the landscaped retreat recalls the...
  • The NBCC's 30 books in 30 days

     
    The National Book Critics Circle will announce the winners of its book awards on March 11 in New York City. It has begun counting down the days until that event by posting mini reviews of every finalist that's in the......
  • Music review: Riccardo Chailly and the world's oldest orchestra at Disney Hall

     
    The sunny Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly has a knack for landing where you’d least expect him and making a go of it. He is music director of what used to seem the eternally starchy Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. They began a......
  • Rihanna's 'Russian Roulette' is loaded -- but what does it say?

     
    For much of her career, Rihanna was seen as being not entirely herself. From her high-profile signing during Jay-Z’s Def Jam tenure to her steely, minimalist presence on blustery tracks by the-Dream and Tricky and Ne-Yo, Rihanna’s most successful...
  • Ojai Music Festival reveals details for 2010 program

     
    Perhaps the most important new music event on the West Coast, if not the entire U.S., the Ojai Music Festival is a necessary pilgrimage for any fan of contemporary classical music -- and anyone with the slightest curiosity about the......
  • John Adams, the L.A. Phil's other new kid

     
    What does a renowned, Harvard-educated, Pulitzer Prize-winning classical music composer say just after the standing-ovation world premiere of his new symphony “City Noir” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the...
  • Music review: Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Concert Hall

     
    Having eagerly embraced the John Adams-curated Minimalist Jukebox festival three years ago, Grant Gershon rounded up his Los Angeles Master Chorale for another Adams festival, West Coast, Left Coast, Sunday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Result –...
  • Music review: Carlsbad Music Festival 'L.A. Satellite Concert'

     
    It may be too soon and too hyperbolic to declare Carlsbad as a new hotbed of contemporary classical music action. But as the sixth annual Carlsbad Music Festival unfolds this weekend featuring new music notables the Calder String Quartet, the......
  • Music review: Gloria Cheng and Piano Spheres at Zipper Hall

     
    Piano Spheres, one of the Los Angeles classical music landscape???s more surprising and also inspiring success stories, began humbly 16 years ago, and the seeds have fully flowered. Launched at Pasadena???s Neighborhood Church by the late, legendary...