| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In an interview with Der Spiegel, the German baritone Thomas Quasthoff discusses his retirement and whether there was a 'bonus' to being disabled....
| Nov 6, 2012
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 1:52 PM
First published on Jan. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then they...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances.
In New York, Broadway shows that perform on Mondays have canceled their scheduled evening performances. That includes "Annie,"...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Wherever the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra goes, protests seem to follow. Concert-goers planning to attend Tuesday's performance by the orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall can expect to see a colorful outdoor demonstration of activists who say they...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Mort Lindsey, a conductor, arranger and composer best known as the music director for Judy Garland in the 1960s and for his more than two decades as music director for "The Merv Griffin Show," has died. He was 89.
Lindsey, who was in declining health...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Angelenos, you may be looking at your future: A record $90-million penthouse apartment and a $1-million parking spot are all the buzz at the moment in New York City.
The Southland has had its share of extravagant real estate deals. Candy Spelling sold...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Broadway shows reported declines in box-office revenue across the board last week following super storm Sandy. Total Broadway grosses were $13.6 million for the week ending Sunday, down about $5.7 million, or 30%, from the previous week, according to data...
| Sep 2, 2012
What would have been John Cage's 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. Here's a selective listing:Full story | Timeline | Music | Inspiration | Critic's Notebook
John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Gabriel Kahane, best known as an indie singer-songwriter, was his own charismatic singer-songwriter Saturday night in the West Coast premiere of his affecting "Crane Palimpsest" at the Alex Theatre.
As he does in a club, he used a microphone and wore...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:24 PM
A restlessly experimental art-rock band from hipster-choked Brooklyn, Dirty Projectors wouldn’t seem to be the type of act likely to engage in the music-industry showboating that defines the week-long run-up to the Grammy Awards.
And yet there was...