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Culture MonsterPianists Lang Lang and Andre Watts and cellist Alisa Weilerstein are key soloists for the Pacific Symphony's 2012-13 season. The annual American Composers Festival will focus on the music of Duke Ellington....
LA Times MagazineThe L.A. Phil conductor laureate returns home with a newly unearthed Shostakovich opera....
The genesis of "... i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces," a new book of vintage photographs with musical accompaniment, came simply, during one of artist Steve Roden's regular visits to the flea market. "This is how it always happens —...
Culture MonsterLos Angeles students are preparing the perform “Brundibar” at L.A. Opera's Opera Camp, where they will also learn about a vastly different camp -- the Nazi concentration camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia, that interned 15,000 children from...
Jazz people like to brag that their idiom is "America's classical music." But if you catch some of them in a certain mood, you'll find that they long to merge their art with what much of the Western world calls "classical music" — the idiom that...
Culture MonsterAfter nearly 40 years of playing together as a duo, pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton are recording their first album focusing on music by other artists. Along with Jobim, Kurt Weill and Dave Brubeck, “Eleanor Rigby” stands out....
Culture MonsterJustin Vivian Bond is one of those rare New York artists to earn serious uptown approval (the New Yorker recently called the singer “the greatest cabaret artist of his generation”) without losing their downtown bona fides. Known best as one-...
Monster Mash: Broadway ticket sales get an Easter lift; George Hamilton to star in 'La Cage' national tourCulture MonsterBroadway sees ticket sales jump over Easter weekend...
Pop & HissIn a list that's bound to spark debate among Jews and Gentiles alike, Tablet magazine commissioned writers-scholars Jody Rosen and Ari Y. Kelman to compile their list of the 100 greatest Jewish songs of all time. It's a Sisysphean task,......
Shirley Verrett, an acclaimed American mezzo-soprano and soprano praised for her blazing intensity during a career that spanned four decades, died Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 79. Verrett, one of the top opera singers of the 1970s and '80s, had...
Life is a cabaret, old chum — unless, that is, it's a carnival show. So step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and see the slick, charming salesman Stan Carlisle morph into a carny shyster, a gospel preacher, a human monster! Watch him fall in love...
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