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The Magic of Mark Morris' Acis and Galatea

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Mark Morris gets Handel like no one else gets him: He crafted a towering piece of dance architecture in L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and now Acis and Galatea (the jazzed-up Mozart arrangement) gets the witty and lightly absurdist Morris treatment.

'Planned Bullyhood' Author Shakes Up GOP Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- Karen Handel, the former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive at the center of last year's public clash with Planned Parenthood, says she'...

You Can't Handel the Truth: A Holiday Tradition

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 02.23.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

A few years back, I wrote about new discoveries surrounding the holiday classic, Handel's "Messiah." Several months later, I followed it up with add...

Drama Queens: A Conversation With Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

The issue of physical stamina goes hand-in-glove with vocal stamina. The collected material of Drama Queens certainly offers a list of heavy-duty physical challenges.

In Julius Caesar, Togas Give Way to Hollywood Glam

David Kiley | Posted 01.13.2013 | Detroit
David Kiley

If you go to the Michigan Opera's new production of Handel's Julius Caesar, do not expect to see togas and laurel wreaths. Instead, you will see army tanks, sets, costumes and characters reminiscent of 1930s Hollywood.

Weird Advertisements Bring Together Classical Music And Crime Scene Cleanup

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2012 | Weird News

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Who says beautiful music and blood spatter cleanup can't go together. When Ch...

Lowering Holiday Stress With The Help Of Handel's Messiah

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

There's no doubt the pitch around the holidays is elevated. But perhaps, when we make conscious efforts to lower the pitch, the music we make in our lives will be that much more beautiful.

You Can't Handel the Truth: A Holiday Tradition

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

A few years back, I wrote about new discoveries surrounding the holiday classic, Handel's "Messiah." Several months later, I followed it up with add...

REVIEW: Peter Sellars Takes Handel To Iraq With Lyric Opera's 'Hercules'

AP | By MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A musical drama that deals with jealousy, despair, madness and death, Handel's "Hercules" was a resounding flop when first presented in 174...

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: Mozart, Nazis, Kings & Queens

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

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...

Twelve Months Til Christmas

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For most people, the holiday season is over and done with. Christmas decorations have been put back into storage and the tree has been disposed of. But for arts entrepreneurs the situation is quite different.

Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Winter Eclipse)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Winter majestically enters, making his presence known with oblique light bestowed upon a peaceful land set in the middle of sparkle.

Handel's Messiah Re-imagined by Mozart in L.A. Master Chorale Performance

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

2010-12-21-Picture4.jpgFor well over two centuries, a cottage industry in musicology has sought to identify all the variants of Handel's Messiah.

Handel's Agrippina -- Rotten Scoundrels in Roman Sandals

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Such an opera requires an advanced singing technique and stamina rarely possible in younger voices and Opera UCLA's committed team gave the work a convincing performance.

The International Street Cannibals' Spicy Chamber Music

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Peter Christian Hall

I was expecting something unpredictable early in 2007, when I made my way to Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn to watch the iconoclastic classical musicians and composers known as the International Street Cannibals mix it up with some young boxers.

More Nostalgia!

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Director Peter Sellars is a visionary, an enlightening educator, and a man of peace. And of course he can also be the court jester. He displayed all the above, and a good more besides, this evening.

What are we here for?

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

At the end of our short season it seems to be a legitimate question to ask. And it is a question that I ask from time to time during the rest of the ...

You Can't Handel the Truth: A Holiday Tradition

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

The libretto of Handel's "Messiah" is not of critical importance 250 years after the fact. And that might be the biggest joke on Charles Jennings, who saw the work as a way to confront what he believed was "a serious menace" in the world.

A Rousing Rendition of Messiah: A Holiday Classic at Historic Massey Hall

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

Tafelmusik's Messiah sing-along has become an annual traditional full of holiday merriment that brings together friends and loved ones to sing aloud one of the season's most joyous songs.

HuffPost Exclusive: The 40th Anniversary of Carpenters / Interview with Richard Carpenter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Richard Carpenter: "So many people have said to us, 'We can understand every word to your songs,' which, with all the pop and rock records at the time, was difficult to do."

You Can't Handel the Truth: A Holiday Tradition

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

Last year, I wrote about new discoveries surrounding the holiday classic, Handel's "Messiah." It seems like a fine time to repeat the story, as just another of the many holiday traditions.