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The art world takes itself very seriously. Make that very, very seriously. What little laughter can be heard between the white walls of the museum typically comes at the expense of art by people who don't understand it. Far rarer are chuckles that erupt...
Tags: Painting, Arts and Culture, Arts, Chevy Chase, Marcel Duchamp
There's that John Cage quote people trot out when you call a piece of art boring — “In Zen they say: If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually one...
Spring is, as always, a season for festivals. The big one in Los Angeles this year is the ongoing celebration of the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth, initiated by Los Angeles Opera. The Los Angeles Philharmonic's weeklong Brooklyn Festival in...
As a violinist who calls himself the "Viagra of classical music" and "Edward Violinhands," the South Korean virtuoso Amadeus Leopold is every bit as humble as his onstage performance is subtle. Which is to say, not at all. When Leopold comes bounding...
Southwest Chamber Music's 2013 L.A. International New Music Festival, in progress at the Colburn School's Zipper Concert Hall, is doing its attentive bit to broaden international musical relations. We hear too little music from Mexican, Korean or even...
The catch-all tropical Latin album category is one of the fuzziest, encompassing everything from salsa and cumbia to bachata, reggaeton and merengue. But there's nothing vague or soft-edged about this year's winner, Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña, who won the...
Tags: Marc Anthony, Pink (singer)
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterThe Taubman Museum of Art is playing the odds with its latest exhibit. The museum is using a system of chance and "rolling the dice" to determine the layout of its upcoming show. Each roll determines which painting goes where. The museum says this...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts, Museums
Once, when asked how he thought history would consider his work, John Cage responded that he had made so much, getting rid of it all would be very difficult. Twenty years after his death he has been spectacularly proven right. This year marked the 100th...
The quirky violist known as Ljova, an ingratiating fixture on the New York new music scene, has just released a recording called "Melting River." You can purchase and download it for as little as $2 on the artist-friendly website Bandcamp as either an...
Composer John Cage (1912-1992) is the subject of Wesleyan's next Music & Public Life series installment, beginning with a free lecture by Cage biographer Richard Kostelanetz on Dec. 5 and a performance of Cage's Lecture on the Weather (1975), which mashes...
Renowned choreographer Mark Morris will bring his signature modern sensibility to the Ojai Music Festival in June with a program that will feature pieces by Lou Harrison, John Cage and Henry Cowell. Organizers said Wednesday the Mark Morris Dance Group...
Tags: Festive Events, Music, Arts and Culture, Entertainment, Concerts
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,...
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