| Nov 13, 2012
Longtime classical music radio announcer in L.A.
Thomas Cassidy, 95, an announcer who was the longtime host of classical music programs on the now-defunct KFAC radio station, died Nov. 5 at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, his daughter...
| Nov 6, 2012
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 11:23 PM
What’s more irresistible to China's propaganda machine than an American reporter in a red hard hat? An American reporter in a Peking opera costume. These were among the hard journalistic lessons learned on a weekend bus tour arranged by the media...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Long before “Assassin's Creed 3” gets going – multiple hours before players even meet the part-Native American protagonist Connor – ......
| Oct 28, 2012
Hans Werner Henze, 86, a leading composer of the late 20th century whose prolific and wide-ranging work included a wealth of operas and 10 symphonies, died Saturday in Dresden, Germany, his publisher said. A cause of death was not given.
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:06 AM
The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series will start offering discounted student tickets at select movie theaters starting this season. The first broadcast of the 2012-13 season is Saturday, with a live transmission of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love,"...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:30 AM
In 2010, the English National Opera in London generated some debate over its modern staging of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" that featured a couple of scenes of sexual assault, including one of a gang rape of a woman.
This season, the company is once again...
| Oct 3, 2012
'Conversion' therapy: An article in the Oct. 1 Section A about Gov. Jerry Brown's actions on legislation said that, in a veto message, he condemned therapy intended to turn gay teens straight. In fact, Brown denounced the practice in a statement issued...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Placido Domingo is taking time out of his operatic schedule this week to appear on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." But fans hoping to see the tenor demonstrate some fancy footwork will be disappointed. Domingo is only expected to sing on the live telecast...
| Sep 2, 2012
John Cage's ideas have long inspired artists inside and outside the experimental music subculture. Besides new-music figures considered disciples or associates — Christian Wolff, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman and David Tudor, for example — he...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Classical music fans in Southern California have known for several years that Andreas Mitisek works minor miracles on a shoestring at Long Beach Opera. With limited financial resources, he has maintained the small company's reputation as a risk-taker,...