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  • All he asks is: 'Try to like it'

    All he asks is: 'Try to like it'
    HELMUT Lachenmann's work is very strange, even by contemporary standards. This preeminent German composer shapes what are essentially noises -- taps, scrapes and rustlings, though made largely by conventional instruments -- into beautiful, even spiritual,...
  • Live: Chanticleer on 'Mission Road' in San Luis Obispo

    Live: Chanticleer on 'Mission Road' in San Luis Obispo
    SAN LUIS OBISPO -- On a balmy evening here Thursday, the dozen men of Chanticleer, dressed in identical stylish dark suits, began a slow procession down the aisle of the San Luis Obispo de Tolosa mission, founded in 1772. It was a solemn, beautiful,...
  • Still alive!

    Still alive!
    To call something "notes" means it isn't finished. A preparation for something else, or a work in progress. Or It means I know this is less than perfect. It means the piecemeal composition is acknowledged, should be applauded. "And to my horror (for I...
  • To Mikhail Baryshnikov, time is a great teacher

    To Mikhail Baryshnikov, time is a great teacher
    It is early afternoon at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. On the fourth floor, a woman in a black leotard dances in a large studio with high ceilings and great views of the Hudson River. She hardly pauses as the most famous dancer of them all stops at the...
  • American musicians bond with Vietnamese counterparts

    American musicians bond with Vietnamese counterparts
    When Southwest Chamber Music became the first American ensemble since the Vietnam War to set up a musical residency in Vietnam in 2006, artistic director Jeff von der Schmidt had high hopes that the two countries -- forever tied through history and war --...
  • A throwback that's a step forward

    A throwback that's a step forward
    Lunch was long over, the conversation lingered, and Alice's patience was wearing skittishly thin. A girl couldn't wait all afternoon. At last the guest stood from the dining table to leave, but not just yet, please, journalist and photographer Jamie...
  • Minneapolis mind expansion

    Minneapolis -- JAO, an artist dressed in paint-spattered cycling gear, bounced before an easel set up in the bed of a bright yellow pickup -- her "artmobile" -- decorated with cartoon men with rake-like hands. While blasting a shrill police whistle,...