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Classical Musicians Spat on Facebook

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

If all artists got up on their hind legs and started saying they won't perform unless everything is perfect, there would be very few concerts indeed. What do you think? Valiant protest against bad music, or vain posturing?

Nina Kennedy Talks About Race and Her Film, 'Matthew Kennedy: One Man's Journey'

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Matthew Kennedy: One Man's Journey is a personal valentine to her father -- a man who accomplished things that few people ever have, even without the hindrance of racism.

Vijay Iyer's Life in Music: "Striving is the Backstory..." (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christopher Lydon

Vijay Iyer brings rare stuff to jazz piano, starting with a Brahmin Indian name and heritage, and a Yale degree in physics. Gujarati stick dances and ...

Ludovico Einaudi Took the Broad Stage

Nicole Campoy-Leffler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nicole Campoy-Leffler

Ludovico Einaudi has carved a place for himself in the wide spectrum of musical styles and genres where lyrical and emotional expression meet simple, relatable beauty.

The Pianist: Polish Political Protest

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

There is something profoundly venerable about an artist who is not afraid to speak up. Krystian Zimerman spoke out against President Obama intention to press ahead with George W.'s plans to install a missile-defense shield in Poland.