| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:10 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Rick Renteria and his wife Ilene had a house-hunting appointment Thursday.
But the new Cubs manager already is in the midst of building his own foundation with slightly more than two months before the start of spring training.
The perennially upbeat...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:45 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced today he plans to nominate Laura Ricketts, part owner of the Chicago Cubs, to the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Ricketts has been a key fundraiser for Obama...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Now that some more pressing things are out of the way (not pressing to you, of course, just my editors), I thought I would share a few thoughts about last weekend, which I spent largely listening to the sound of singing. It was an interesting, if...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:22 PM
A jazz great will be part of a series of performances and clinics this week Moravian College in Bethlehem. Phil Woods, who has had a 70-year career as one of jazz’s premiere saxophonists, received a Jazz Master award from the......
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:59 PM
The performing arts scene is revved up for another holiday season.
In addition to the usual flurry of such perennial favorites as Handel's "Messiah" and Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," this year's lineup gains fresh spice from several new-to-Baltimore...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:17 AM
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management, founded in 2001 by Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser and based at the center since then, will move to the University of Maryland’s College Park campus effective Sept. 1.
Kaiser, who was to have stepped...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The other day (OK, it was last week -- your humble correspondent has been way behind on everything lately), Washington National Opera presented the premieres of three 20-minute pieces that as part of its second annual American Opera Initiative. I found...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:24 AM
Too long absent from the Hartford jazz scene, the savvy, deeply expressive singer Roseanna Vitro returned to town recently as part of Dan Blow's popular jazz and cabaret series at Hartford's Japanalia Eiko. She sang with her band that collaborated with...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Musical Masterworks will continue its series of chamber music concerts at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. The concerts will feature clarinetist Todd Palmer, violinists Aaron Boyd and...