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  • 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...
  • 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,......
  • The 42 most memorable pop music moments of 2009: Part III

     
    Best reference to Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, and proof that pretension can rock: The Parisian rock band Phoenix turns to its schoolbooks for the opening song on “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” which references the hysteria that greeted Liszt in the...
  • Theater review: UCLA Live's 'Medea' at Freud Playhouse

     
    Euripides' ???Medea??? taps into primal emotions that frighten and fascinate us in equal measure. Try as you may to interpret the tale of a wife who, having sacrificed everything for her husband, murders their children to punish him for his......
  • Salvatore Licitra dies at 43; Sicilian tenor

    Salvatore Licitra dies at 43; Sicilian tenor
    Rome — Salvatore Licitra, a tenor known in his Italian homeland as the "new Pavarotti," died Monday at age 43 after nine days in a coma following a motor scooter accident in Sicily. Garibaldi Hospital in Catania, Sicily, announcing the death,...
  • PASSINGS: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bob Boozer, Jim Abdnor, Chuck Brown, Herbert Breslin

    PASSINGS: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bob Boozer, Jim Abdnor, Chuck Brown, Herbert Breslin
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Renowned baritone championed German lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 86, a renowned baritone who led a worldwide revival in popularity for German lieder, died in his sleep Friday at his home in the southern German city of...
  • Shirley Verrett dies at 79; acclaimed mezzo-soprano

    Shirley Verrett dies at 79; acclaimed mezzo-soprano
    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...