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  • Carole King to be honored with Obama-hosted show, Gershwin Prize

    Carole King to be honored with Obama-hosted show, Gershwin Prize
    Carole King seems to have fans in high places: The singer-songwriter's life will be staged with an eye toward Broadway, and next week her oeuvre will be honored at the White House. Officials announced Friday that President Obama will host a star-studded...
  • Jed Bernstein, Broadway producer, to head Lincoln Center

    Jed Bernstein, Broadway producer, to head Lincoln Center
    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York has tapped a prominent producer from the world of commercial Broadway to serve as its next president. Jed Bernstein, whose credits include the successful revivals of "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Hair," is...
  • Kennedy Center changes Honors process after Latino groups' outcry

    Kennedy Center changes Honors process after Latino groups' outcry
    After saluting just two Latino performers in 35 years with its Kennedy Center Honors awards, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts says it has revised the selection process to be more inclusive. The changes were announced Thursday in a news...
  • Maria Tallchief dies at 88; American prima ballerina

    Maria Tallchief dies at 88; American prima ballerina
    Maria Tallchief, one of the first great stars of American ballet, who grew up on an Oklahoma Indian reservation and became an artistic inspiration for renowned choreographer George Balanchine, has died. She was 88. Tallchief, who was married to...
  • Van Cliburn dies at 78; pianist who gave U.S. a Cold War victory

     Van Cliburn dies at 78; pianist who gave U.S. a Cold War victory
    After a tense decade of air raid sirens, duck-and-cover drills and fears of Soviet superiority, hope for America came in an unlikely form in the late 1950s: a lanky, 23-year-old Texan with a head full of curls and huge hands that ranged across a piano...
  • San Francisco Symphony musicians go out on strike

     
    Lugging picket signs and instrument cases in front of the concert hall where they perform, musicians from San Francisco's acclaimed symphony orchestra went on strike Wednesday, causing the cancellation of at least one performance and throwing an East...
  • Best of the Web

     
    Continuing along the path of “big-picture” story telling, this week’s selections look at projects that are built out of collaboration. It is the combination of individual experiences and stories, that when told together give a wider...
  • San Francisco Symphony musicians are on strike, threatening tour

    San Francisco Symphony musicians are on strike, threatening tour
    The San Francisco Symphony’s musicians are on strike, leading to the cancellation of Thursday’s scheduled performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony and the first in a series of rehearsals for a three-city East Coast tour scheduled to...
  • How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital

    How to make the most of a trip to the nation's capital
    A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
  • San Francisco Symphony cancels East Coast tour as strike continues

    San Francisco Symphony cancels East Coast tour as strike continues
    The San Francisco Symphony said on Sunday that it has canceled its upcoming East Coast tour as its musicians continue to strike over compensation. The orchestra's tour was scheduled to kick off Wednesday at Carnegie Hall in New York, with two concerts....
  • Obama's arts budget plan goes beyond restoring 'sequester' cuts

    Obama's arts budget plan goes beyond restoring 'sequester' cuts
    President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year would boost federal arts spending 10%  above where it stands at the moment, lifting it to $1.58 billion for the 2013-14 budget year that begins Oct. 1 and more than compensating for cuts...