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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.

Organist Paul Jacobs -- Grammy Award Winner, Teacher and Judge

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

In 2011, the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) went to organist Paul Jacobs.

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.

Comfort for Disenchanted Catholics

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

As a gay man who has often heard the Catholic Church calling my "lifestyle" sinful, the hypocrisy of it all is clear enough. But I nonetheless feel a deep sympathy and sadness right now.