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  • Barbra Streisand to be feted as Recording Academy's MusiCares Person of the Year

     
    The Recording Academy has chosen Barbra Streisand as its MusiCares Person of the Year in conjunction with the 2011 Grammy Awards, and will salute her musical and philanthropic achievements Feb. 11 with an all-star fundraising dinner and concert...
  • Joan Sutherland was cheated by the Grammys

     
    Joan Sutherland may have been hailed as "the voice of the century" by Luciano Pavarotti, but other operatic voices fared far better at the Grammy Awards, where there are lots of classical categories, including one for best vocal performance. Prior to...
  • Pavarotti in ‘La Boheme’

     
    June 6, 1980: With the skill of a surgeon, Martin Bernheimer dissects a performance by operatic sensation Luciano Pavarotti (d. 2007). “He conquered. He came. He sang. In that order,” Bernheimer says. Notice that in return for agreeing to use a...
  • Monster Mash: Americans gave $12.3 billion to the arts in '09; Ricky Martin set for Broadway's 'Evita'

     
    Recession results: Americans donated $12.3 billion to the arts in 2009, a new report says. The total is down 2.4% from the previous year, but the drop is less severe than the 6.4% decline in 2008. (Bloomberg) Buenos Aires on......
  • Conductor Steven Mercurio gets serious about Andrea Bocelli and his new collaborator, Sting

     
    Words and ideas rush out of native New Yorker Steven Mercurio, 53, who is conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Sting's current "Symphonicity" tour, with the same wired speed as they do from Martin Scorsese. On a cool New York......
  • Music review: Grant Gershon opens Hollywood Bowl classical season

     
    The evening was already turning cold Tuesday when the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale opened this summer’s classical season at the Hollywood Bowl with the “Lacrymosa” movement from Mozart’s Requiem, performed in memory of Ernest...
  • Fred Travalena dies at 66; master impressionist and singer

    Fred Travalena dies at 66; master impressionist and singer
    Fred Travalena, the master impressionist and singer whose broad repertoire of voices ranged from Jack Nicholson to Sammy Davis Jr. to Bugs Bunny, has died. He was 66. Travalena, who began treatment for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002...
  • Requiem: 2007 passings of note

    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...
  • Renée Fleming takes a detour into indie rock

     
    When not performing in opera houses around the world, soprano Renée Fleming has been known to dip a manicured toe into the waters of jazz, Broadway tunes, holiday music and film soundtracks ("The Lord of the Rings"). In what may......
  • Ann Powers: The men, in their own world

     
    Last week, "American Idol" entered its always risky semifinal phase and plunged right into territory that made it seem like yet another remake of the "Poseidon Adventure". Our favorite television pleasure vessel sure seemed to be taking on water, and...
  • Opera review: 'La Boheme' at San Diego Opera

     
    SAN DIEGO -- Two debuts at San Diego Opera’s “La Bohème” on Saturday night: one expected, one unexpected -- both impressive. Earlier this month, the soprano scheduled to play Mimi in the company's first production of the 2010 season canceled,......