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Culture MonsterIn "Music Makes a City," a feature-length documentary opening on Friday, co-directors Owsley Brown III and Jerome Hiler offer a stirring antidote to all the negative news about struggling American orchestras. The documentary tells the dramatic and...
Special to The TimesNEW YORK -- Every opera lover knows that Thomas Hampson, the American baritone, can sing his heart out. But it's also true that he can talk your ear off. For as long as many music lovers remember, Hampson has been a prime attraction at the world's...
Just two months ago, I wrote about how my obsession with Elizabeth Taylor colored my choices and changed my life. While that is certainly true, it was an outside manifestation, lighthearted and fun. Inside, though, at a much more profound place, its my...
Los Angeles Times Music Critic"He drank a lot," Ned Rorem says of Leonard Bernstein in a new 11-part radio documentary that has begun airing weekly around the country and starts tonight at 7 on KMZT-FM. "I remember he even drank for breakfast. That impressed me." Bernstein's drinking...
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Times Music CriticThe Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, newly added to Santa Monica College, had its semi-public tryouts over the summer and a gala last month with singer Barbara Cook, who was amplified. But the opening night concert Saturday, a recital by mezzo-soprano...
Orlando Theater BlogStetson University alumnus Michael Shawn Lewis, an actor and producer who has traveled the world working in theater — including playing Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway — will visit Stetson on Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12,...
Baltimoresun.com StaffComplete list of nominees in 108 categories announced Thursday for the 48th annual Grammy Awards, to be presented Feb. 8 in Los Angeles: 1. Record of the Year "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey "Feel Good Inc.," Gorillaz featuring De La Soul "Boulevard...
Tribune music criticWhile the terrorist attacks certainly had an economic impact on the creators, producers and consumers of classical music, there is no evidence that 9/11 radically altered the cultural landscape beyond psychological damage. Ticket sales and attendance...
Tribune arts criticAfter the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, jazz musicians wasted no time getting back to business. Within the week, pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist Nancy Wilson returned to a Chicago recording studio to cut their latest release, "Meant to Be"; Chicago...
Tribune Music CriticWhen it comes to tirelessly proselytizing for new music while keeping an audience seriously entertained, nobody does it better than the CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. The ever-frisky CUBE-sters presented the third and final concert of their South...
Tribune music criticRavinia, which prides itself on being one of America's few full-service music festivals, met its mandate in high style over the weekend. Along with the world premiere of Ned Rorem's latest song cycle, "Aftermath" a Ravinia commission that launched the...
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