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Leos Janacek

Smuin Ballet Goes to XXTREMES

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Set to recordings of 10 Patsy Cline songs, Dear Miss Cline is a riot, and more technically virtuosic than its breezy mood might suggest.

The Cunning Little Vixen

Howard Kissel | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Whenever you see Leos Janacek's 1923 opera The Cunning Little Vixen, you wonder why it doesn't get produced more often. Unlike many operas of the 20th century, it is directly accessible, both musically and dramatically.

Thanksgiving With Myself

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I'm spending Thanksgiving alone again this year, with (non-cranberry) relish. Instead of obsessing about Black Friday sales, it's a day to enjoy peace and quiet.

Alan Gilbert's Inaugural Season as MD of NY Phil

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

"The story that needs to be told is that the New York Philharmonic can play any kind of music brilliantly," Gilbert says.

Bless This House

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.