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Florida Opera Theatre, the company that sprung up to fill the gap after the demise of Orlando Opera, has started small with its first fully staged show. But the professional sheen that emanates from this production of "The Medium" should have opera...
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
Culture MonsterNext year marks the centennial of the Italian-born American composer Gian Carlo Menotti, but it can be argued that the celebration occurs about 50 years too late. In the 1950s, Menotti was the toast of opera; his outpourings of cannily......
Orlando Arts BlogMy colleague at the Sentinel's Lake County edition wrote up this report about the Central Florida Lyric opera season: By Debbie Manis, Orlando Sentinel The Central Florida Lyric Opera and its production company, Music Live Inc., will kick off its 2010-...
Culture MonsterFor 14 years, the Intimate Opera Company was on the move, appearing around the San Gabriel Valley in places including a bookstore-coffee shop, a retirement community and a hotel ballroom. No more. The company says it's becoming the "opera company......
Culture MonsterHaving recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Pasadena Playhouse said it is currently working on a schedule of productions for the coming seasons. On Monday, the company announced a partial lineup for late 2010 and early 2011. "Dangerous Beauty,...
Associated PressLOS ANGELES -- Gale Storm, whose wholesome appearance and perky personality made her one of early television's biggest stars on "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show," has died at age 87. Storm, who had been in failing health in recent years,...
Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86. Foss died...
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Associated PressBritish conductor Richard Hickox, who made a particular mark in opera and choral music with orchestras around the world, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 60. Hickox died Sunday of a heart attack in a hotel in Cardiff, Wales, said Stephen Lumsden,...
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
Special to the TribuneWilliam Ferris, one of the city's musical stalwarts, completed his final composition only days before his death last week. "Eden Garden" for Chamber Ensemble and Singer was given its premiere Monday at the Arts Club by the contemporary chamber group CUBE,...
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