| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:05 PM
When children kill children, the cry of social anguish almost always ends with "Why?" Even when we actually know the answers.
When a child wins a gold medal or plays Carnegie Hall, we look to the people who supported that journey. But when one child...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It was said to have been a disastrous seven days for classical music in America. "Hell week" is what Russell Platt called it in the New Yorker last week.
New York City Opera declared bankruptcy and shut down. Minnesota Orchestra's music director Osmo...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:36 PM
New York isn’t the only place that Banksy is taking up residence these days. The anonymous Britain-based street artist -- who announced a monthlong, October rollout of new works on the streets of Manhattan via his website Tuesday – also...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Inside Studio Della Morte, the Los Angeles compound where Danny Elfman spends much of his professional life, antique dolls, skulls and leering puppets coexist with deranged fairy tale paintings by Mark Ryden and mesmerizing Diane Arbus photographs. The...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Clarence 'Ace' Parker
Oldest living Football
Hall of Fame member
Clarence "Ace" Parker, 101, a star of New York City football in the 1940s who was the oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Wednesday, the Canton, Ohio-based Hall of...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," in which the former directs a film about the latter, premieres Monday on HBO. It is an homage and a celebration, with something of a high-class homemade feel.
The first black female comic to make it in the...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Can a serious, lengthy, topical piece of contemporary music make an impact beyond the classical music scene and possibly change the world a little bit in doing so? That's what happened with Benjamin Britten's unorthodox "War Requiem," which scored an...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Concert-goers will have another chance to hear Danny Elfman's scores for Tim Burton movies. Their longtime collaboration includes such films as "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Beetlejuice."
"Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Oscar Castro-Neves, a Brazil-born guitarist who helped to create the cool, sensuous rhythms of bossa nova and orchestrated music for movies including "L.A. Story" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," has died. He was 73.
Castro-Neves had cancer and died...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tony Danza and Joseph Gordon-Levitt got to know each other 20 years ago on the set of the Disney baseball fantasy "Angels in the Outfield," in which Danza played an aging pitcher and Gordon-Levitt, then 12, a foster kid.
"I always had a paternal thing...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:25 AM
The Minnesota Orchestra, which has been embroiled in a labor dispute for the past 12 months, has lost its music director, Osmo Vänskä. The Finnish conductor announced his resignation Tuesday morning as hopes for a resolution between management and...