| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:04 AM
The Minnesota Orchestra, which has been stuck in limbo due to an intractable labor dispute, has released the results of an independent financial review that showed the orchestra has faced a budget deficit totaling more than $22 million in the past three...
| 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...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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There's something oddly appropriate about seeing Wayne Shorter wearing a Superman symbol.
True, it's only a dog tag-shaped memento from the Christopher Reeve Foundation hanging from his neck, but...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Steinway Musical Instruments -- the venerable maker of pianos and other classical-music instruments -- is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year and has given itself the gift of a new owner. The company has agreed to be acquired for approximately...
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Sid Bernstein, a music promoter who booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones and hit the highest heights when he masterminded the Beatles' historic concerts at Shea Stadium and Carnegie Hall, died Wednesday in his sleep at...
| 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...