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Robert Wilson's Lady Gaga Portraits at The Watermill Center's Annual Summer Benefit/ "Andy Warhol: Global Phenomenon" at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The theme may have been "One Thousand Nights and One Night: Sleepless Night of Sheherazade" at this year's Watermill Center Benefit, but as we well kn...

The Great Dream: An American Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

We're in for a wild ride the next few years. Some really great operas are going to be produced. The Great Dream is coming true.

In Space, No One Can Hear You Play

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 06.13.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Sam: "Stacy. My name is Sam Factotum, and I represent several artists who are interested in performing out of this world. I understand that there is fierce competition for who will be the first."

Myles Thatcher -- Profile of an Upcoming Dancer and Choreographer

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Myles Thatcher's skills and growing reputation as a promising choreographer have been recognized and honored by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: John Adams

Daniel Asia | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

John Adams is one of the most frequently performed of American composers and justly so. Shaker Loops continues to hold its allure. In its well-handl...

Artist Profile: Interview With David Crowell, Brooklyn-based Composer & Performer

Joel Garten | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

David Crowell is a Brooklyn-based composer and multi-instrumentalist who creates rhythmically complex music with an easy, almost floating quality t...

Val Caniparoli's "Tears": A World Premiere at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.22.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Program two at San Francisco Ballet opened this week with a triple-bill of works commissioned by the company including the world premiere of Val Caniparoli's Tears and an encore of two more from the previous season.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Glass

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I became aware of Philip Glass's music in 1975 when Ron Perera at Smith College introduced me to Music in Fifths. I thought it intriguing.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Steve Reich

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

When an advertisement was plastered on the wall of some abandoned building for the performance of the first part of a new piece, I decided to attend and ended up in a walk-up loft, where we all sat on the floor. Thus I ended up at the premiere of Music for Eighteen Musicians.

Movie Review: Visitors

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Godfrey Reggio makes the kind of movies I think Terrence Malick longs to make. While Malick has already rejected story and plot, as well as dialogue, character development and, occasionally, even characters, he's never made a film where he ignored all of these things completely.

Glass Breaks the Ceiling: Minimalism in Our Culture of Repetition

Yayoi Uno Everett | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Yayoi Uno Everett

How did Philip Glass shatter the ceiling of the classical music industry that had kept high art from merging with the "low" art of mass culture?

First Nighter: Nico Muhly's "Two Boys" Proves One Plus One Equals Disappointment

David Finkle | Posted 12.22.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The thing I'm bursting to tell you immediately about Two Boys is that Anne Strawson (Alice Coote), the detective inspector at the center of it, is about as dumb a cop as you'd hope to avoid on a case where you've been victimized.

Einstein on the Beach in Los Angeles

Rodney Punt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Einstein on the Beach arrived at Los Angeles's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion last week like a beatific visitation from another realm.

Einstein at the Beach Was... Strange. And Long!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

If anyone had told me that I would sit for 4 hours and 35 minutes through an opera without an intermission, I would have said, "No way." Yet that is...

Conversations With Mark Knopfler, James Blunt and The 5 Browns, Galen Hawthorne's Control Review, Plus Damien Escobar, Piers Faccini and Fink Exclusives

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."

'Einstein on the Beach' Coming to L.A.Opera!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On October 11, 12, and 13 the L.A. Opera is presenting a spectacular operatic event... for these three performances only, we will be able to see the final incarnation of the legendary opera, "Einstein on the Beach."

Post:Ballet's Witty 'Four Plays'

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Post:Ballet's "Four Plays", suggests we are in for an evening of lighthearted, sexy escapades. But choreographer Robert Dekkers' dances are not just landscapes of streamlined bodies making pretty shapes, but also witty social commentary.

Dog Ears Music: They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Loretta Lynn, Prince, Steely Dan, Violent Femmes, Dinah Washington, and more.

Q&A With Breaking Bad's Composer Extraordinaire, Dave Porter

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.11.2013 | TV
Xaque Gruber

What a thrill to get to talk to one of my favorite composers on television today - Dave Porter from AMC's Emmy winning, Breaking Bad, for which he has deservedly won an ASCAP Award.

The Classical, The Post-Modern and All That Jazz at Smuin Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

San Francisco veered from winter straight into summer with barely a glance at spring, but Smuin Ballet is handing us a Spring "Bouquet" of a mixed bill and we're not going to point out that it's 90 degrees outside.

Tenor Noah Stewart Debuts With Berkeley Symphony in World Premiere of New Work by Steven Stucky

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

"We're inundated with so many messages on TV and the radio. We need to go back to the simplicity of a voice and a piano in a space where you can feel the energy of your neighbors."

Mayor's Awards for Arts and Culture

NYC-ARTS | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

The seven honorees at the Mayor's Awards for Arts and Culture were pre-announced, yet there were still surprises at the celebratory event hosted by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Whoopi Goldberg at New York City Center on February 20, 2013.

Pop Icon Marries Art

Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts

Argentine pop icon Marta Minujin made her decades-long love affair with conceptual art official when instead of hosting a traditional 70th birthday pa...

Dog Ears Music: Born in January Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Allen Toussaint, Philip Glass, Elvis Presley, Justin Timberlake, Stephen Stills, Sade, Max Roach and more.

Racing Against the Clock

George Heymont | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

How does the burden of honoring one's promise complement efforts to adapt sustainable approaches to farming and fishing?