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On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 2: Jewish Wagnerites and Wagner Societies

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Part 1 of "On The Future of Wagnerism," "Do New Revelations of Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?" was published on Huffingt...

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

Curtain Call at Europe's Operas for Subodh Gupta, The Simpsons and Digital Divas

Simon Hewitt | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Flitting around Europe to report on art events this Fall threw up evening opportunities to enjoy opera on either side of what was once the Iron Curtain.

Being in Tune

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Peter Renshaw calls for a new paradigm to address the key issues confronting learning and development in the arts.

The Power of Music: The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

Through the art of storytelling at the piano, we come to understand that music carried this story over generations and music, in-part, gave Lisa the will to live. Music is what ultimately saved her life.

The Grandmother Of Performance Art Is Making A Movie About James Franco

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts

Are you interested in watching a film dedicated to the life of James Franco? Well, that's exactly what Marina Abramovic plans to give you. The "Grandm...

Israeli Orchestra Breaks Taboo By Performing Wagner In Germany

Posted 09.26.2011 | World

An annual month-long German celebration of composer Richard Wagner took a surprising turn this year by welcoming an Israeli ensemble for the first tim...

That was the decade that was!

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Brian Dickie

I have had the good fortune to have been in Chicago for the whole of the first decade of the 21st century which ended over the weekend. It has been a...