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A Fiery and Doomed "Carmen" Opera

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 10.10.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Few operas can match Bizet's Carmen for passion, jealousy, revenge, and ultimate tragedy, set to stirring and glorious music, and the Met Opera's sweeping production by Richard Eyre brings it all vividly to life.

American Ballet Theatre Brings Visionary Mixed Bill to Los Angeles

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

American Ballet Theatre kicked off the final stretch of its long and arduous season on Thursday with an inspired opening night program that gave us a powerful political and personal statement by Alexei Ratmansky, flanked by two of George Balanchine's iconic works in interpretations that show the company off at its best.

Ray Manzarek: A Friend's Tribute

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Lauren Cahn

When I heard that Ray Manzarek had died, I immediately grabbed my iPod and clicked on The Doors' "Riders on the Storm." I listened as the sound of rain transformed into Manzarek's cascading keyboards.

What Was Your Gateway Drug Into Classical Music?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

There seem to be fewer and fewer "classical music people" in the world, but we like to think there's still a number of you out and about. Some classic...

A Rambling Look at the Paris Opéra Ballet's New York Season

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 07.26.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

To indulge in a few stereotypes: Russian ballet is lush and expansive. Balanchine ballet is fleet and musical. French ballet is perfect, and perfection is limiting.

Dazzling in NYC -- The Merrymakers Present: Adventures in Anytown

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
E. Nina Rothe

Adventures in Anytown is a dance show for anyone. Anyone with passion in their heart and a desire for some joie de vivre in their life.

Finessing A Film's Art Direction

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Often, as I'm watching a movie, I'll start to notice how carefully the filmmaker has worked with a palette of colors to create a specific vision. Some...

Dudamel Opens a New View at Hollywood Bowl

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

Of course it would take a dunderhead to ignore the magnetism our L.A. Philharmonic music director exudes and not let the hordes in on his irresistible way with the players and the music.

Off the C(H)uff: Gustavo Dudamel Connects

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-08-03-outsidehair.jpg Dudamel says, "I think I can speak to people, about the beauty of the art and the music and the beautiful connection they need to have. The important thing for us as artists is to build bridges."