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Keeping 'Classical' Alive by Remembering the Composers Who Aren't Dead

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

The frequent misconception that opera is only ancient definitely exists, because on more than one occasion I've had a stranger who struck up a conversation with me comment," wait -- you're singing a NEW opera? They still write operas?"

Former Obama White House Chief Releases Record (the Musical Kind)

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.

Fourteen Questions, Answered Off the Cuff

Daron Hagen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Daron Hagen

Because my answers were more "off the cuff" than usual, they were less guarded, less polished, more pointed, than if I had shaped them into an article. Having just re-read them, I find them to be more fun to read, too.

After Aesthetics: Gabriel Kahane's Where Are The Arms

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

On September 13, the composer/singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane unleashes what is typically considered one of the trickiest of musical creatures -- the sophomore album.