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Charles Ives

My Ears Will Be So Grateful...

Joel Sucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Joel Sucher

Ah, the arrival of autumn, and as I sit on the rustic porch of my 150-year-old-plus antique farmhouse in Southern Westchester anticipating the soon-to...

Ojai Music Festival 2013: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance!

Rodney Punt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The undertow of somberness in the last two Ojai Music Festivals was banished for the 67th version of the venerable yet ever-renewing series on June 6 to 9. Credit for breaking the spell goes to exuberant dance maven Mark Morris.

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

On the corner of 57th and 7th Avenue sits the most famous concert hall in the world. No less a figure than when Tchaikovsky led the first performances in 1891.

Music for a Time of War Scores a Grammy Nod

Brian Horay | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
Brian Horay

Instead of simplistic, romantic notions of war draped in patriotic glory, the listener encounters a more difficult and nuanced 20th-century musical landscape of existential questions, gruesome descriptions, defiant submissions and cold dissonance.

Founding Fathers: Washington and Ives

Albert Imperato | Posted 02.01.2012 | Books
Albert Imperato

In a strange twist of timing, I found myself reading Ron Chernow's new biography of George Washington at the same time that I just happened to be reading Jan Swafford's Charles Ives: A Life with Music.

Is Capitalism Moral? Wrong Question...

Pierre Whalon | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business
Pierre Whalon

As we contemplate the inability of the economy to lift itself out of the depression that has devastated our common life, there is a temptation to say that capitalism is all wrong, immoral.

Lucrezia Borgia In 3D: Mike Figgis On His Controversial New Opera

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Lucrezia Borgia Film, Credit Mike Figgis, Courtesy ENO I was late arriving at Groucho's and Mike Figgis was already anxious. It was t...

Zero Destruction

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Norman MacAfee

Perhaps someone who reads this will help me do the math on the environmental effects of pointless destruction. What are the effects on global warming of a policy of unthinking destruction?