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My Jookin' Conversation With Lil Buck

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

I chat with Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, a dancer who's been called the Baryshnikov of jookin'. He's taken the freestyle-based street dance, involving intensive footwork, to the world stage.

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."

LOOK: Yo-Yo Ma Surprises Shoppers With Pop-Up Concert In Mall

Posted 12.11.2013 | Chicago

There are few things that can get stressed-out holiday shoppers to break their stride for a minute -- let alone nine -- but smack in the middle of Tue...

Reissue Roundup 1: Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon and James Taylor, Plus "Astro Raph's Gangsta Sweep"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Gotta love this time of year. Some of the finest projects involving some of our greatest classic artists in every genre are strategically positioned in the marketplace trying to take advantage of what might be the last hurrah for music's brick and mortar releases.

In Honor of Their Service, the Arts Answer the Call

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

When effectively employed in communities, the arts offer lifelong opportunities for service members, veterans and their families not only to address, but also to transcend the traumatic experience.

A Playlist Without Borders: A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma, Plus Chatting with Steve Nieve, The Mission's Wayne Hussey and 3OH!3's Nathaniel Motte

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"What was interesting is that it's not just the smartest person, the most virtuosic person, the most talented person; it's more like that mixed with great generosity and compassion and sharing, so a system of values kind of emerged. Those values are what actually makes this group kind of stick together."

90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Makes Symphony Debut

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The already remarkable life of Holocaust survivor George Horner is about to take another exception...

Famed Musician Yo Yo Ma Talks Gustavo Dudamel and What He Failed in College

Susan Michals | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

You probably didn't know that not only is Yo Yo Ma is not only one of the most pervasive, iconic musicians of our time, he's also hilarious.

Chats With Nick Hexum, Chris Thile and Cage The Elephant's Matt Shultz, Plus Exclusives from NCIS's Michael Weatherly, Stükenberg and Geoffrey The Giant

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"This is my first solo album. I've guest spotted on a couple of bands, I sang songs with the bands The Urge and Sugar Ray a really long time ago, so this is the first solo outing of my own."

Six Picks for the Week Ahead From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

With some worldly music and film suggestions, an excellent chance to get your family ready for 4th grade history superstar Junipero Serra, and a flat-...

WATCH: Vets, Experts Discuss Little-Known Solution For Wounded Warriors

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

A group of injured veterans is proving to the world that music can truly heal all wounds. 21 year-old U.S. Marine Tim Donley and Arthur Bloom, dire...

Smoky Skies, Rx Mozart & Our American Evolution

Camille Zamora | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Prescription Mozart is my shorthand for the leveraging of art's transformative power in the service of healing. It is a vision in which artistic expression -- collaborative, open-sourced and radically welcoming -- is once again positioned as central to human wholeness and societal harmony.

Art For Life's Sake, With Yo-Yo Ma

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 4:40p-5:40p EST On Thursday, June 27, from 4:40pm to 5:40pm EST, world-renowned cellist and 2013 Harman-Eisner artist in residence Yo-Yo Ma d...

Janos Starker

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Paula Gordon

This great and good man joins the ancestors, an enduring and true friend with the gift for recognizing possibility and creating beauty, come what may. With the richness of our memories and sad as we are, it would be profoundly ungrateful to grieve.

Making Art for Life's Sake

Jesse Rosen | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Yo-Yo Ma expanded the discussion from "Art for Art's Sake" to "Art for Life's Sake," addressing both the critical argument for the role of the arts in society, and the responsibility of artists to see themselves as world citizens who are as concerned about our greatest global challenges.

Why Is Yo-Yo Ma Teaming Up With The Drummer Of Guns N' Roses?

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.09.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON — Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding fo...

Yo-Yo Ma Heads To Anacostia

Posted 12.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A ticket to see Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center on Monday night started at $50 and went up to $175. But for a few lucky elementary school...

Yo-Yo Ma, CSO Continue Partnership

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will continue his role as a creative consultant with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through June 2015, the orch...

An Education in Creative Courage

Thomas Fisher | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Thomas Fisher

See the WWW Conference as an educational wake-up call. School should be about equipping students not just with the skills, but also with the self-confidence to pursue their passions, regardless of what others may think.

Exclusive Interview With Yo Yo Ma on the Spirituality of Music

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.30.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Tonight in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble will give the world premiere of Dmitry Janov-Janovsky's hour-long Stravinsky fantasy called Sacred Signs at the University of North Carolina.

What Does Lang Lang Want To Do With Mr. Bean?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

Lang Lang is a classical pianist who has been making waves since his remarkable international debut at age 13, when he secured first place at the Inte...

2 Men, 10 Strings, $332,000

AP | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home

STOCKHOLM — Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and cellist Yo-Yo Ma have won the 2012 Polar Music Prize, Sweden's most prestigious award for musicians...

Kerry Washington Aims To Adopt Failing Schools

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools and pledged M...

Slash Your Local Orchestra

David Beem | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
David Beem

She can no longer sustain it on her own. Her portion of the burden is too large, or maybe she passes away, and the orchestra declares bankruptcy. Sounds too fatalistic? It's happening now. It's been happening for years. If you live near an orchestra, you know. And if you don't -- who cares?

WATCH: Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming Play Surprise Show

AP | By CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and soprano Renee Fleming performed Monday with a choir of Chicago high school students to promote arts education. ...