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  • Critic's Notebook: JFK was arts patron in chief

    Critic's Notebook: JFK was arts patron in chief
    Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
  • March on Washington set the standard for songs of protest

     March on Washington set the standard for songs of protest
    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago was not only a galvanizing moment for African Americans and civil rights. It was also a watershed moment in popular music. Before that hot summer day, pop music was mostly about a catchy tune and...

    Review: 'Breath and Imagination' captures voice of Roland Hayes

    Review: 'Breath and Imagination' captures voice of Roland Hayes
    “How will I ever have a career if I don’t sound like everyone else?” doubts young tenor Roland Hayes at a supremely ironic point in “Breath and Imagination,” Daniel Beaty’s musical biography that opens the Colony...

    Kitty Wells dies at 92; country music trailblazer

    Kitty Wells dies at 92; country music trailblazer
    Country singer Kitty Wells had been recording, touring and broadcasting without major success for more than a decade when she accepted an offer in 1952 to record one more song before she planned to turn her attention to staying at home and raising a...

    Jasper Johns is first studio artist in 34 years to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    Obama to confer 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday; arts honorees are Yo-Yo Ma and Jasper Johns, the first visual artist to win since 1977.