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LA Phil's Long Journey with Pelléas et Mélisande a Glowing Success

Rodney Punt | Posted 03.02.2016 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The performance succeeded at every level, revealing in its unusual format an equally valid way to present Pelléas et Mélisande. It will stand as one of the greatest ever in Disney Hall and a milestone in the history of this unique work of musical art.

Home Is Where the Heart Was (a Long Time Ago)

George Heymont | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Childhood memories of the homes in which we grew up can become distorted over time.

Baritone Brian Mulligan - Bracing Up for 'The Fall of the House of Usher' at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.03.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Opening Tuesday, December 8 at San Francisco Opera is the U.S. premiere of a double-bill of Gothic horror - two versions of Edgar Allan Poe's classic ...

"Jeux:" New York City Ballet Plays the Game of Love

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It is this simplicity that feels too safe in Kim Brandstrup's premiere for New York City Ballet. Jeux reminds you of Kurt Vonnegut's iconic line: "Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."

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.

Dog Ears Music: National Wig Out Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music from Beck, White Denim, Super Furry Animals, Fastball, and more.

Daily Meditation: Reflection

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

First Nighter: Robert Wilson's "Life and Death of Marina Abramovic," Martha Clarke's "Cheri"

David Finkle | Posted 02.13.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The one thing you can safely say about The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Park Avenue Armory is that it is what it is. What it is is Ro...

Famous Composer Gets His Own Google Doodle

Posted 08.22.2013 | Arts

Today marks what would have been the 151st of French composer Claude Debussy. If you make your way to the Google homepage you'll see that the famously...

3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing characteristic of human beings and to the biggest curse of human beings when he made his famous statement, "I think. Therefore, I am."

Happy Birthday, Odilon Redon!

Posted 04.20.2012 | Arts

We want to wish a happy birthday to one of our personal favorites: Bertrand-Jean Redon, aka Odilon Redon. The artist, who would be 172 today, created ...

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Mae West, Isaac Hayes, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison, and more.