| Sep 30, 2012
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 498 pp., $30.00
Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that Bach...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:06 PM
While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted.
| Sep 21, 2012
| 7:12 AM
The most popular member of the Obama campaign is coming to Maryland Friday for a pair of fundraisers.
Michelle Obama is scheduled to attend an afternoon reception at Morgan State University in Baltimore and an evening reception at a home in Baltimore...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Remember the scene in "Witness" where the local bullies start taunting the Amish in their carts? One of them paints the face of Alexander Godunov with his ice cream cone. They're knocking off straw hats. And Harrison Ford clambers down out of the jitney...
| Sep 9, 2012
Look ahead to the lineup of fall performances in Hampton Roads, and you'll discover an amazing breadth of talent from both visiting artists and regionally based arts organizations. Pop culture junkies as well as those who gravitate toward more serious...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:37 PM
First lady Michelle Obama will visit Maryland next month for a pair of fundraisers -- including one in Baltimore -- during a campaign swing that will largely mirror a trip the president made through the state in June, Democratic officials said Wednesday....
| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Music under the stars: Ed Kwon took this photo Tuesday while watching Yo-Yo Ma and the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Kwon used an Olympus E-M5 camera to capture the shot. ALSO: Submit your photos Southern California Moments best......
| Aug 11, 2012
These dog days of summer, when concert halls are terribly quiet around here, are a perfect time for classical music fans to do a little homework that will pay off in the new season.
Folks who have never heard, say, Leonard Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony,...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:24 PM
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County announced this week that it ended the 2011-12 fiscal year with a nearly $16,000 unaudited surplus.
The Irvine-based nonprofit reported having a total revenue of about $4.18 million.
The news was released...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The very notion of Lyric Opera and The Second City performing together, even for a one-night stand, would strike most folks in Chicago as slightly absurd. The city's venerable impresario of grand opera making beautiful music with the town's famous factory...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Lenox, Mass. — Travelers come to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts for the mountains and the museums, the camping and the theater, the just-off-the-boil summer days that fade into cool evenings and single-blanket nights. But most of all they...