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My Cousin: The 'U-Boat' Who Survived Beneath Nazi Horrors

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

"What do you call someone who can speak three languages?" I said I didn't know. "Trilingual," he quipped. "What do you call someone who can speak two ...

Mezzo-Soprano Sasha Cooke: Unmasked at SF Symphony's Masquerade Ball

Sean Martinfield | Posted 02.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

I would run into people in my neighborhood, colleagues, singers who - when you mention Mary Magdalene - have a very strong reaction or an immediate idea.

A Conversation With Pianist Jeremy Denk - at San Francisco Symphony

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

For Jeremy Denk, the tour comes at a most auspicious time. Just weeks ago he was selected for the MacArthur Fellowship. To know the artistry of Jeremy Denk is to understand the principle of the Fellowship.

My Data Is Bigger...

David Sable | Posted 08.17.2013 | Media
David Sable

Maybe you think I'm pushing the edge here, but when search returns more than 2 billion possibilities on Big Data, it's a Big Data challenge to figure out what it all really means.

The Oregon Symphony: Remembering Jimmy and Reminding the Rest of Us

Brian Horay | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Brian Horay

From the thickest string of the bass to the upper registers of sopranos everywhere, these are towering tones capable of breaking down walls and uniting neighbors.

The Great Communicator: Leonard Bernstein and His Legacy

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 10.26.2012 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

Leonard Bernstein's legacy is more vital than ever in a time when the arts face a threat greater than a lack of public funding: a lack of public interest.

Steven Cagan's Love Songs: A Musical Enchants at Feinstein's

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.20.2012 | New York
Xaque Gruber

"Love Songs: A Musical is for anybody with ears in their head that has been in love or would like to be. I've always believed that love is one of the only things worth singing about."

The New Model, Part 1

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

We in the arts face major challenges, including, but certainly not limited to, the short-term economic situation in which we all work. But simply suggesting that 'things must change' without giving us concrete proposals is not helpful. What exactly do these people mean by 'old models' anyway?

A Stylish Journey Across Austria

Ariston Anderson | Posted 07.18.2012 | Travel
Ariston Anderson

This was one of Mahler's favorite locales. He often came to dine straight from the opera, still in coat and tails. Guests mistook him for a waiter.

Berliners Give U.S. Audience Goosebumps

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- When 12-year-old Simon Rattle heard Mahler's Second Symphony live for the first time, he concluded he wanted to be a conductor. Forty-fiv...

An Orchestra Worth A Thousand Pictures

Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

Forty-eight hours of sequential photos, 1,000 musicians and the production of one of the largest classical choral productions in history seems like a ...

Haiku Reviews: 'Hair', Cirque du Soleil and Some Electric Cellos

Posted 01.03.2012 | 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...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Artists' Muses and Mistresses

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

The old saying tells us that "Behind every great man there is a great woman," but oftentimes artists keep their beauties right where they can see them...

Orchestra Breaks Wagner Taboo In Germany

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts

BERLIN — An Israeli orchestra on Tuesday broke a taboo as it played the music of Adolf Hitler's favorite composer, Richard Wagner, in Germany. ...

Israeli Orchestra To Break Wagner Taboo In Germany

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts

BERLIN — An Israeli orchestra is set to perform a work by Adolf Hitler's favorite composer, Richard Wagner, in a taboo-breaking concert in Germa...

What's It All About: Chatting with Pat Metheny, Jonathan Elias, and Viva Voce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pat Metheny's new album is titled What's It All About, which is based off a line from the song "Alfie." Since this is an unusual approach for Pat Metheny, he tracked him down to talk about it.

From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors, with the upcoming NEA's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet.

CultureZohn: The Carnegie Hall Youthquake

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-10-04-carnegie.jpgPrograms with the YouTube Orchestra, Dudamel and Lang Lang make it seem as if this classic hall is shedding its restraints.

Dudamel Begins New Era at L.A. Philharmonic

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Donna Perlmutter

On Thursday, Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new podium chief, bedazzled an elite crowd, sold to the walls and thronged with celebrities.

Music and Memory: Listening to 9/11

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

Friends who know how much I like to program my day with music in this way frequently ask me what I listen to on 9/11, but it's not easy to answer.