Performing Arts

Every Song Has a Color – and an Emotion – Attached to It

(Michael Mongin, BY0)
(Michael Mongin, BY0)

Imagine yourself as a graphic designer for New Age musician Enya, tasked with creating her next album cover. Which two or three colors from the...

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    About a year ago, singer-guitarist John Pizzarelli received an offer he couldn’t refuse. A letter came in the mail from Sir Paul McCartney suggesting that... Read more

  • The cast of “The Weir,” (L–R) John Keating, Sean Gormley, Tim Ruddy, Paul O'Brien, and Mary McCann, in a splendid production of the touching play. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘The Weir’

    NEW YORK—A pinch of tenderness, a morsel of warmth, a hint of spice, all combine to fuse into a delicious theatrical stew—a mix of contradictory,... Read more

  • (L–R) Patrick Page, Hamish Linklater, and Teagle F. Bougere in The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of “Cymbeline.” In a refreshingly funny production, the cast play multiple roles. Here Linklater plays foolish Cloten, possibly heir to the throne. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: ‘Cymbeline’

    NEW YORK—Comedy and drama are often presented as both sides of the same coin, and indeed, some instances can be terribly painful in one aspect... Read more

  • Assaff-Weisman, violinist with the Israeli Chamber Project. (Courtesy of Ottawa Chamber Music Society)

    Israeli Chamber Project Shines at Chamberfest

    An electric atmosphere charged the pews of Dominion Chalmers United Church on the evening of Aug. 4 as three members of the award-winning Israeli Chamber... Read more

  • (L–R) J.J. Kandel and Clea Alsip in “10K,” written and directed by Neil 
LaBute, as part of Summer Shorts 2015.  The work asks just how far you can go without going too far. (Carol Rosegg)

    Theater Review: Summer Shorts 2015, Series A

    NEW YORK—The meaning behind the meetings forms the basis of each of the three one-act works that comprise Series A of Throughline Artist’s annual Summer... Read more

  • John Yao and His 17-Piece Instrument

    Jazzman John Yao has been garnering acclaim for his big band, but why does he call it an “instrument”? In an exclusive interview with Epoch... Read more

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    Theater Review: ‘Colin Quinn The New York Story’

    NEW YORK—Deliciously politically incorrect and based on his book “The Coloring Book,” Colin Quinn uses his new one-man show “Colin Quinn The New York Story”... Read more

  • Actress Michelle Yeoh poses with her Madam Tussauds, Kung Fu wax figure at its unveiling to the public in Hong Kong on July 27, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Michelle Yeoh Unveils Her Kung Fu Wax Figure in Hong Kong

    International movie star Michelle Yeoh appeared at the Hong Kong popular wax museum Madame Tussauds on July 27 to unveil her second wax figure. The... Read more


    Theater Review: ‘Good People’

    CHICAGO—Once in a while, a play comes along that looks at the economic fabric making up our American Dream and finds it threadbare. For playwright... Read more

  • Amazing Grace

    Theater Review: ‘Amazing Grace’

    NEW YORK—In the latter part of Act 2 of the Broadway musical “Amazing Grace,” John Newton (Josh Young), an English slave trader who has recently... Read more

  • Soprano and Tenor Arias and Duets by Alieva and Antonenko

    Fatal Attractions on the Opera Stage: Soprano and Tenor Arias and Duets by Alieva and Antonenko

    Sparks fly on “Alieva & Antonenko” (on Delos), a CD of arias and duets by Verdi, Puccini, and Tchaikovsky by two acclaimed young singers. The CD... Read more

  • Jennifer Kim, Catherine Combs, and Kyle Beltran appear in “Gloria,” about making it in the publishing world, no matter the cost. (Carol Rosegg)

    Adding Injury to Insult: A Case for Tempered Violence on Stage

    “Gloria,” the latest work by the up-and-coming playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, made itself felt on the off-Broadway scene in a gut-punching way. At the center of the... Read more

  • Evergreen Symphony Orchestra at their Australian debut in Brisbane’s City Hall, July 14, 2015. (Sybille Lee/Epoch Times)

    Australians Welcome Beautiful Sounds From Taiwan

    BRISBANE, Australia—After an Australian debut performance at Sydney’s Opera House, a very warm Queensland welcome by International and local dignitaries, the local Taiwan community and... Read more

  • Konstantin Soukhovetski with his custom made Swarovski crystal shoes in Manhattan, New York, on July 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Fashion Savvy Pianist Brings Verve to Classical Music

    NEW YORK—He walks across the stage to the grand piano with such ease you can anticipate his performance in full confidence. But once his nimble... Read more

  • The marvelous dancers Lise Dassin and Robert Fairchild play the romantic pair in “An American in Paris.” (Angela Sterling)

    Theater Review: ‘An American in Paris’

    NEW YORK—This is the first Broadway outing for “An American in Paris,” based on the classic film directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Gene Kelly... Read more

  • Members of Cirque Fantastic perform with musicians from Music and Beyond during the opening gala of the Music and Beyond festival in Ottawa on July 4, 2013. (Ashley Murfin)

    Above and Beyond at Music and Beyond Closing Gala

    At Ottawa’s Music and Beyond classical music festival you can expect to see almost any coupling of fine music and other cultural art forms and... Read more

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