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From 'Sunrise' to a Place In The Sun: Chatting With Eric Carmen and Ozomatli's Raul Pacheco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What is really certain in this world? We could get bigger than ever or fall apart. But as long as we are a band I know we'll bring it as best we can."

A Conversation With Pianist Roman Rabinovich

Sean Martinfield | Posted 03.11.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Pianist Roman Rabinovich is currently on a cross-country tour with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra. It is the orchestra's first appearance in the United States and is being led by its Principal Guest Conductor, Boguslaw Dawidow.

A Day at the Races

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Certainly a performance must be judged on its own merit and will usually be a matter of taste on the part of the listener. But how can one truly be objective in a field that is all about subjectivity?

Are My 'Senior Moments' Here To Stay?

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Like many seniors, I am no stranger to the act of entering a room and forgetting why I'm there; PIN codes and passsords sometimes vanish from my memory; I have on occasion been unsure of the spelling of a word that I have spelled correctly my whole life.

Classical Musicians Spat on Facebook

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

If all artists got up on their hind legs and started saying they won't perform unless everything is perfect, there would be very few concerts indeed. What do you think? Valiant protest against bad music, or vain posturing?

André Watts and the New York Philharmonic's 100th Anniversary

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

American pianist André Watts returned to Lincoln Center last week to play four concerts with the New York Philharmonic, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 with Slovakian conductor Juraj Valcuha.

'Killer on the Keys'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When it comes to pianists, only one -- goodness gracious! -- is a great ball of fire. I refer, of course, to Jerry Lee Zezima.

What Was Your Gateway Drug Into Classical Music?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Patke | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home

There seem to be fewer and fewer "classical music people" in the world, but we like to think there's still a number of you out and about. Some classic...

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

WATCH: ANIMATION: Ambitions And Sorcery - The Back-Story Of Disney's Fantasia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Let it never be said that Walt Disney wasn't ambitious. Hot on the heels of 'Snow White' and 'Pinocchio,' two fairy tales that translated well on the ...

Stage Door: Hard Times, Measure For Measure, Denis Matsuev

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Hard Times is demanding, three-hour fare. For openers, six characters play some 24 roles, so keeping track of the drama, staged in Dickens' miserable Coketown, takes intense concentration.