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Messiah "Fully Loaded:" Kent Tritle Brings it Home

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Young tenor, Mingjie Lei, a product of the prestigious Curtis Opera Theatre, displayed the voice and confidence of the up and coming Bel-Canto tenor that he is. His tones were bright, without an edge, sort of a soothing balm to the ears.

Eric Idle's Not The Messiah

Steve Schonberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

No, no, no. Of course he's not the Messiah. That contraction would be grammatically incorrect, anyway. Rather, we're speaking of his - meaning "Idle's" in the possessive form - Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) that has played to sold-out audiences around the world since 2007.

In New York, Yun-Chin Zhou Seduces Zankel Hall Audience

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
Jim Luce

His hypnotic energy never flagged through the varied passages and moods, until he brought the work to its wild and feverish climax, sweeping the audience to its feet.

Astana Opera on New York's Cultural Radar Screen

Shai Baitel | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

New Yorkers are in the enviable position that, sooner or later, everyone will come and visit the city. We do not have to travel the world - even though many of us love to do so - to learn about different cultures because the world comes to us.

From Budapest With Love

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Adriana Aristizábal

New Yorkers expect the best of everything, and recently I had the opportunity to see one of the best: Zoltan Maga, Hungary's most celebrated violin virtuoso, a man who brings Hungarian cultural traditions to the rest of the world.

INTERVIEW: Paul Rodgers... Free, Bad Company, The Firm, and His Latest, "The Royal Sessions"

Binky Philips | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you've listened to Rock Radio in the USA for any length of time in the last 35 years, you have heard Paul Rodgers' voice over 200 times... easy! Paul is probably the most famous and well known rock vocalist that a whole lotta people don't know by name.

Breathrough Entertainers

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I reflect on the life and career of Joan Rivers, I think about the women in the entertainment business who were the firsts and broke new ground. We'll learn about just a few of these pioneering women in this blog post.

Topping Off Carnegie Hall & Steinway Hall With an Opera at the Fringe

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

The New York International Fringe Festival this summer includes a new opera by Matthew Zachary Johnson: The Boston Tea Party Opera. This show marks a new direction in his work. Johnson is the composer of a body of often-performed classical saxophone works.

Bill Cosby To Headline New York Comedy Festival

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Be Bill Cosby, apparently. The initial line up for the 2014 New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) was announced today, f...

A Conversation With Pianist Stewart Goodyear

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Sean Martinfield

Stewart and I found some interesting common ground in our childhood experiences of Tchaikovsky and Grieg -- films and recordings that would ignite a passion for classical music and for these composers specifically.

The Artist and the Astronaut by Bruce Helander

Bruce Helander | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Chicago artist Marla Friedman's recent portrait sculpture of the legendary Apollo 13 astronaut Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. follows the historic and t...

Ward Hall -- King of the Sideshow

Tim R. O'Brien | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weird News
Tim R. O'Brien

Ward Hall has the memory of an elephant, the exaggerative dialogue of a Ginsu Knife salesman and a sequined wardrobe that would have made Liberace turn his head.

Why This Groundbreaking Transgender Musician Says She Still Faces Deep Obstacles

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Tona Brown, who's set to break fresh ground as the first-ever transgender person of color to take the stage at Carnegie Hall, spoke at length about th...

Carnegie Hall Honors Legacy Of Black Broadway Performers

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — In a rehearsal room near Times Square this week, some two dozen men with Broadway-honed voices huddled to strategize. They were pra...

European Young Talents at Carnegie Hall

Horacio Fabiano | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts
Horacio Fabiano

Not all news about Russia relates to Crimea nowadays. Carnegie Hall will be home this evening to a group of young European musicians that came to New York, invited to participate in the annual Musical Olympus Festival.

European Young Talents At Carnegie Hall

Horacio Fabiano | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts

Not all news about Russia relates to Crimea nowadays. Carnegie Hall will be home this evening to a group of young European musicians that came to New ...

Inspiring Student Goes From Homeless To Carnegie Hall

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact

One Florida college student's musical talents have helped him to make the incredible leap from a homeless student to a performer at New York City's Ca...

Top 10 Venues for Live Theater

Cheapflights | Posted 05.26.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

No matter what show you catch, each of these theaters will serve as memorable backdrops for its own reason.

'Girls' And 'New Normal' Star Gets Back To His Musical Roots

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices

His fine work on "Girls" and the underappreciated "New Normal" might endear him to TV audiences nationwide, but Andrew Rannells proved he's still ever...

A Fabulous Debut at Davies Symphony Hall for Natalie Dessay

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Natalie Dessay's musicianship is sublime. It is her commitment to the text -- and thus, to the heart and soul of the character she communicates -- that stimulates and mobilizes her vocal delivery.

The Global Search for Education: Shepherd Sound

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

"Musicians are all human, that is, we all have issues and things we want to improve but we also have the same goal, and that is to be the best we can...

"We've Got Rhythm"; Max Raabe & The Palast Orchestra Return to America

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Richard Z. Chesnoff

My very favorite import (next to champagne) is back in the U.S. next week: the super-slick German-born bandleader/ crooner Max Raabe and his dapper Pa...

Tribute to the Beatles -- and Sid Bernstein Who Brought Them to America

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Starr

In our radio conversation, Sid told the intriguing story of his chance discovery of the Beatles and how he negotiated with their manager to book the Beatles into Carnegie Hall for a mere $4,000.

New and Improved Hotels Hit the Sweet Spot in Midtown New York City

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

The slice of New York City from Central Park to Times Square down 7th Avenue, and then up Broadway to Lincoln Center, is undergoing the kind of hotel resurgence not seen in decades.

On the Culture Front: Missing Treme, Reveling in Chris Thile, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As Treme has come to a close, it's hard to decide whether the food or music will be more memorable.