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Still Edgy After All These Years: Jacaranda Music's First Decade

Rodney Punt | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Rodney Punt

It's hard to imagine the Southern California music scene without Jacaranda's "Music at the Edge of Santa Monica" shaping and defining it.

Myles Thatcher -- Profile of an Upcoming Dancer and Choreographer

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Myles Thatcher's skills and growing reputation as a promising choreographer have been recognized and honored by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Daily Meditation: Reflection

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

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.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Takemitsu

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Toru Takemitsu never wrote an ugly sound in his life. Animated throughout his career by nature, many of his works carry titles relating to water or trees. This is so of two of his most beautiful works, Water Ways and Rainspell.

While We're Banning Oversized Sodas, How About Banning Mindlessly-Programmed Background Music?

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Albert Imperato

A few days later I noticed that the music had been turned up in volume, but this time it was playing a Mozart Flute Concerto. As I put on my running shorts, I thought that donning a pair of 18th-century breeches and a ruffled shirt would be more appropriate.

A Profile of Choreographer John Neumeier and His "Nijinsky"

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.23.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The recent Opening Night performance of John Neumeier's Nijinsky at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House proved to be a climactic experience. Performed by the artists of the Hamburg Ballet, and with Simon Hewett conducting the orchestra of San Francisco Ballet, the production is epic in content and colossal in artistic output.

Bang on a Can @ MoMA: Where Past and Present Meet (PHOTOS)

Jessica Schmitz | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Jessica Schmitz

2013-02-04-schmitz_flute.jpgNo longer on track to pursue a conventional performance career, I once again found myself pondering my professional future. (Maybe a stint with the circus would resolve my creative angst?)

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard Reflects on the Rite

William Robin | Posted 01.27.2013 | Arts
William Robin

"These two blocks -- from the 12 Preludes by Debussy and the 12 Symphonic Etudes by Schumann -- are compositions by two very different composers, but both of them share a great fantasy, and they are masters of the intimate world."

You Can't Paint Romantic Music With an Impressionist's Palette

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performed at Carnegie Hall last Thursday evening, presenting a program spanning impressionistic, romantic and modern periods.

Eastman Scores With Comic Books, Martyrdom and Claude Achille Debussy

Laurence Vittes | Posted 10.25.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

The Eastman School of Music did Claude Debussy and Rochester, New York proud this past weekend with an array of cultural presentations culminating in a multi-media recreation of the life, times and musical excitement that changed the course of classical music history.

Anna Calvi, Live in NYC (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

2011-08-04-grab.jpgHere's Anna Calvi performing at Le Poisson Rouge, which was once the legendary jazz venue the Village Gate.

James Tormé's "Love For Sale," Plus Conversations with Josh Groban, Darlene Love, and Yael Naim (Video)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jazz vocalist James Tormé -- son of The Velvet Fog, Mel Tormé -- debuts his new video "Love For Sale" here on HuffPost.

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Who Is The Greatest Classical Composer Of All Time?

nytimes.com | ANTHONY TOMMASINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

YOU know that a new year has truly arrived when critics stop issuing all those lists of the best films, books, plays, recordings and whatever of the y...

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Knights Invite New Yorkers To Dance To Shostakovich

nytimes.com | VIVIEN SCHWEITZER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Knights, a dynamic young chamber orchestra, had to cut short their performance in June at the Naumburg Bandshell when it began to pour. But they w...

Breaking News: Lang Lang Will Stick With Piano

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Already a legend for his Flight of the Bumblebee on an iPad with the San Francisco Symphony, Lang Lang is announcing the release of Version 2.0 of his best-selling iPad-only app, Magic Piano.

Bless This House

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.