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From Planes to Show Boat, Fernwood 2 Night to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fred Willard looks back on his storied career

Jim Hill | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

This fall has been full of firsts for Fred Willard. Take -- for example -- last month, when Willard made his daytime drama debut on The Bold and the Beautiful. Fred appeared in four episodes of this long-running CBS soap opera back in October and loved every minute of it.

Mendelssohn Club Musically Digs in Anthracite Fields

Lew Whittington | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Earlier this month, composer Julia Wolfe was a bit jet lagged returning to New York from South Korea, where she was on tour with Bang on the Can, but is already back to work on her ambitious choral piece Anthracite Fields, having its premiere this month by the mighty Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia.

Science, Concert Halls and Egos

Eric J. Heller | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science
Eric J. Heller

Bitter criticism of new performance spaces is apparently a fairly recent phenomenon. Only after a science of architectural acoustics was born and consultants began to make recommendations did people apparently become aware of blameworthy acoustics and blameworthy consultants.

Vladimir Jurowski Brings the London Philharmonic to New York

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Vladimir Jurowski, visited Lincoln Center this week with solid success.

A Hearty Evening of Brahms and Tchaikovsky

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

I've been hearing this music since the cradle, yet, when played right, it never fails to surprise me with its gems of tenderness. This evening, there were no such surprises. Pretty and attractive music, to be sure, but it's not the same thing as opening up the treasures of your heart.

A Fine Evening of Beethoven at Lincoln Center

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 04.07.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

The New York Philharmonic is a strange creature. Often it is good but a bit bland. Sometimes it's downright boring. And sometimes it makes you sit up in your seat and think what a historical and good orchestra this is.

Bronfman Disappoints in Brahms

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Mr. Bronfman, I am sorry that you had to get up early on a Friday morning to play music that you evidently do not enjoy. Really, do you like this music? Do you think it's beautiful and wondrous? I think not, judging by your performance.

André Watts and the New York Philharmonic's 100th Anniversary

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

American pianist André Watts returned to Lincoln Center last week to play four concerts with the New York Philharmonic, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 with Slovakian conductor Juraj Valcuha.

Pianist András Schiff on the 'Bach Project in North America'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

On Sunday, world renowned pianist András Schiff returns to San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall to play Book II of Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.

People Get Ready: Celebrating Curtis Mayfield's 70th BIrthday!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Throughout the night, audience members swayed to the music, sang along with the performers and stood up in homage to this incredible prophet of funk. People Get Ready, indeed.

Lincoln Center Agrees To Make Changes For The Disabled

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has settled a federal lawsuit that had accused it of failing to provide adequate access for th...

Wagner's Early Opera, A Favorite Of Hitler's, Returns To Stage

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — One of his most popular works during the composer's lifetime, Wagner's early opera "Rienzi" still has the power to ignite strong feel...

Ravel et al. at the Philharmonic

Howard Kissel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Certain pieces, no matter how sophisticated your audio equipment is, can only be fully understood in the concert hall.

John Williams Makes Movie Music Come Alive

Danny Groner | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Great music in cinema is often most powerful when it's subtle and in the background. John Williams has made a career out of it, working with some of the best directors in Hollywood.

Astoria Characters: The Saw Lady

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Does Natalia Paruz's tune come from heaven or hell? It emanates from a saw -- the carpenter's tool that's used to cut wood.

New York Philharmonic To Play Subway-Inspired Compositions By High School Students

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Two subway-inspired compositions written by New York City high school students are being performed at Lincoln Center. Maestro Alan G...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Violinist Mikhail Simonyan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Mikhail Simonyan, violinist WHAT: Debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic WHEN: June 29 and 30, 2010 at 7:30pm WHERE: Avery Fisher H...

Bernadette Peters, Broadway Divas And The NY Philharmonic Celebrate Sondheim's 80th Birthday

AP | MICHAEL KUCHWARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The ladies in red brought down the house. Six Broadway divas, spanning several generations of musical theater, pretty much tore up L...

Itzhak Perlman to Perform at Lincoln Center to Help Rotary Eradicate Polio

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

"Polio is only a plane ride away." So began my sobering interview with Carol Pandak, Manager of PolioPlus for Rotary International about polio, a cr...