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Paula Gordon | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Paula Gordon

This great and good man joins the ancestors, an enduring and true friend with the gift for recognizing possibility and creating beauty, come what may. With the richness of our memories and sad as we are, it would be profoundly ungrateful to grieve.

Making Art for Life's Sake

Jesse Rosen | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Yo-Yo Ma expanded the discussion from "Art for Art's Sake" to "Art for Life's Sake," addressing both the critical argument for the role of the arts in society, and the responsibility of artists to see themselves as world citizens who are as concerned about our greatest global challenges.

Yo-Yo Ma Heads To Anacostia

Posted 12.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A ticket to see Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center on Monday night started at $50 and went up to $175. But for a few lucky elementary school...

An Education in Creative Courage

Thomas Fisher | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Thomas Fisher

See the WWW Conference as an educational wake-up call. School should be about equipping students not just with the skills, but also with the self-confidence to pursue their passions, regardless of what others may think.

Exclusive Interview With Yo Yo Ma on the Spirituality of Music

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.30.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Tonight in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble will give the world premiere of Dmitry Janov-Janovsky's hour-long Stravinsky fantasy called Sacred Signs at the University of North Carolina.

What Does Lang Lang Want To Do With Mr. Bean?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

Lang Lang is a classical pianist who has been making waves since his remarkable international debut at age 13, when he secured first place at the Inte...

Slash Your Local Orchestra

David Beem | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
David Beem

She can no longer sustain it on her own. Her portion of the burden is too large, or maybe she passes away, and the orchestra declares bankruptcy. Sounds too fatalistic? It's happening now. It's been happening for years. If you live near an orchestra, you know. And if you don't -- who cares?

The Goat Rodeo Rides Again (January 31): A Conversation With Stuart Duncan Plus Chatting With Chuck Prophet (Video Exclusives)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Another Visit to Oman

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.10.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is truly no Eastern art or Western art or Asian art, etc. There is only art. And great art has the power to move us because great artists speak to us no matter what the language.

Lindi Ortega Video Exclusive, Plus Chatting With Yo-Yo Ma and Mason Jennings

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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'You've Got To Give Me Some Tips'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama earned laughs from such stars as Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Lionel Richie during the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, cracking jokes while...

The Royal Opera House Muscat

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Do not be surprised if a decade from now some of the most interesting arts projects in the world are emanating from a nation that many of us could not identify on the map.

A Precursor to the Violin: the Polish Suka

Michal Shapiro | Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

I heard Maria Pomianowska jamming out on the terrace of the Afrasiyob hotel, and immediately knew that I wanted to get her and that unusual instrument of hers alone for a solo videotaping.

The International Festival of Arts and Ideas: A Sure Sign of Summer in New Haven

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.13.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

No one cared about the pounding rain as thousands waited for the open-air concert on the historic Green in New Haven, Connecticut. The headliner was internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

WATCH: Breakdancing To Yo-Yo Ma

Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

You don't have to wear a tutu to be en pointe. In this modernized treatment of "The Swan," a cello standard composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, cellist ...

What Is Wrong With the Arts?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The arts are in a parlous state, but contrary to popular belief, it isn't the fault of unions or the absence of arts education in our schools. The arts are in trouble because there is simply not enough excellent art being created.

The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Inauguration of President John F. Kennedy

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

No president, apart from John F. Kennedy, cited accomplishment in the arts as one of the highest aspirations of a nation. We must return to being a country that truly relishes the arts at their highest level of accomplishment.

CultureZohn: The Carnegie Hall Youthquake

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-10-04-carnegie.jpgPrograms with the YouTube Orchestra, Dudamel and Lang Lang make it seem as if this classic hall is shedding its restraints.

The Fes Festival: Different Drummers

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

This year the Fes Festival presented two excellent drumming ensembles. Experiencing these two groups got me thinking about how much we rely on our own cultures to interpret sound.

Michael Douglas and Yoko Ono Support Mayor Akiba and Nuclear Disarmament at John Catsimatidis' Fifth Avenue Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Mayors for Peace, headed by the Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, got a boost this week during the five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferat...

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains: Shuffle Bored!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

No matter what those dopey Twilight movies tell you, werewolves make lousy house pets. But someone else was morphing into a monster under last night's full moon as well...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Banana Wars.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Happy Shakespeare's Birthday everyone. Let's celebrate by talking about Survivor, which is exactly what Shakespeare would have written if only he had had no talent.

Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Not many people can fulfill their passion - and build an institution - for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artist...

HuffPost Review: Jeff Beck Rocks LA

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Irene Rubaum-Keller

If you were at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles last night to hear Jeff Beck play, and there had been an earthquake, you wouldn't have known it. The music was literally shaking the seats.

Two Nights At Tully: Professor Hawking, Yo-Yo Ma & Kids With Fiddles

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

I had the distinct delight last week of spending consecutive musical nights at the magnificent new Alice Tully Hall.