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Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."

Stravinsky on the DL?

Lew Whittington | Posted 10.20.2013 | Books
Lew Whittington

Robery Craft has written several books on composer, Igor Stravinsky's life and work, and he has even more to disclose, controversially it turns out, in Stravinsky: Discoveries and Memories.

'Rite Of Spring' Turns 100

Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts

Exactly 100 years ago today Igor Stravinsky dazzled and simultaneously enraged music lovers in Paris with the debut of his ballet score, "The Rite of ...

Century-ism a Century Later

John Mauceri | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
John Mauceri

Perhaps you have noticed that 2013 is the centenary of the premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Next year there will be much thought given to the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.

For Bolshoi, The Show Must Go On

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW — It was, perhaps, last century's most scandalous ballet – one modeled after a pagan ritual of human sacrifice and showcasing dance...

San Francisco Ballet's Guide to Strange and Wonderful Places (PHOTOS)

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

2013-03-13-ballet_escoda.jpgSan Francisco Ballet's contribution to the centennial celebration of Stravinsky and Nijinsky's controversial masterpiece may well prove to be a beacon in the storm.

A Winning Formula

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Yannick Nézet-Séguinmost most appealing trait is the keen aggression he has, tempered by superb restraint. Add to that his youthful enthusiasm and openness, his will to succeed and the friendly and positive mood he inspires in the orchestra members, and you've got a winner.

John Cusack, Ballet Fan

Debra Levine | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

Turns out that Cusack, who ports a strong intellectual bent, is a huge "Rite of Spring" guy. Loving the music and fascinated by the 1913 Stravinsky riots, he ventured to Bunker Hill to see the performance.

Once Wild, Now Beloved: The Rite of Spring Is Back

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Exactly one hundred years ago, a riot broke out among the Parisian sophisticates attending the premiere performance by the Ballets Russes of Le Sacre du printemps, otherwise known as The Rite of Spring..

Theater: Not So "Good People," Fine "Timon," Lovely "Nightingale" and No KO for "Beautiful Burnout"

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

GOOD PEOPLE ** out of **** TIMON OF ATHENS *** NIGHTINGALE *** BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT ** GOOD PEOPLE ** out of **** Manhattan Theatre Club at Samuel J. F...

What Is Wrong With the Arts?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The arts are in a parlous state, but contrary to popular belief, it isn't the fault of unions or the absence of arts education in our schools. The arts are in trouble because there is simply not enough excellent art being created.

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.

MUSEUM EXHIBIT: Diaghilev And The Ballet Russes On Display In London

artdaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON.- The V&A's major autumn exhibition, "Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909--1929", will explore the world of the influential...

WATCH: DANCE IN THE MUSEUM: Diaghilev And The Golden Age of Ballets Russes

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Crane.tv's video leads us through the impressive journey that is Serge Diaghilev's creative career as the mastermind behind Les Ballets Russes, his cr...

Coco and Igor (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This film received mixed reviews from other critics. I enjoyed it immensely, and think it is well worth seeing.

America's Cheesiest Charttoppers (Part 2)

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

A carton of Maalox later, l submit the following tracks for induction into the Worst Hits Hall of Fame.

Love Among the Geniuses

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Two recent biopics depict the torrid love lives of great artists -- one of our favorite subjects.

HuffPost Review: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The chemistry between the haughty Chanel and the reserved Igor is sizzling. The film opens a window into two very different creative minds and shows the sparks they strike.

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.