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China Tightens Control Over Live Performances
The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has now expanded its censorship from the internet, video, TV, and publications to live performances, such as rap and cross talk. Live shows such ...
September 18, 2020
A Golden Flute, A Golden Talent: James Galway
Often called "the man with the golden flute," James Galway earned his nickname. It applies not only to ...
September 16, 2020
Classical or Romantic?
Are we living now in a “classical” or a “romantic” musical era? I mean with a small C ...
September 14, 2020
Theaters Cannot Operate With Social Distancing: Andrew Lloyd Webber
LONDON—British theatres urgently need to be given a date when they can reopen at full capacity if they ...
September 8, 2020
Developing a New Ballet, Honoring a Young Talent
As a composer of music for the classical concert hall, I have been surprised from time to time ...
September 1, 2020
The Lost Art of Great Popular Song
Is the Great American Songbook still being written? The so-called Great American Songbook is defined as a canon ...
August 12, 2020
Online Opera Review: ‘To My Distant Love’: Love in a Time of Separation
NEW YORK—There is perhaps nothing more painful than the forced separation of two people who are truly in ...
July 31, 2020
Hard Work Is the Instrument of Mastery: Violin Virtuoso Charlie Siem Scales New Heights
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” “[That platitude] can be a copout, avoiding the effort you need ...
July 23, 2020
Aussie Film Industry Gets a $400 Million Boost to Lure Productions Down Under
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on July 17, a $400 million boost to the film and television industry ...
July 17, 2020
UK Pledges Boost for the Arts as It Eyes Socially Distant Performances
LONDON—Britain will invest nearly 1.6 billion pounds ($2 billion) in the arts, and hopes to allow outdoor and ...
July 6, 2020
Online Theater Review: ‘The Gifts You Gave to the Dark’: Easing a Loved One’s Pain
In the wake of the current pandemic, theatrical performances must try to present the same emotional effect that ...
June 30, 2020
Exhibition: In the Presence of Beethoven and the Divine
When Ludwig van Beethoven penned his manuscripts, he transformed black ink and white paper into something beyond the ...
June 26, 2020
Martha Argerich: Golden-Toned Mistress of the Piano
Born in 1941 in Argentina, of Argentine and Swiss parentage, Martha Argerich ranks as one of the great ...
June 16, 2020
Theater Review: ‘Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic’
“Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic” is like a Disney fairy tale. It’s such an engrossing cinematic spectacle—exhilarating ...
June 10, 2020
Online-Theater Review: ‘Cymbeline: A Folk Tale With Music’
One of Shakespeare’s last plays, “Cymbeline” is considered to be one of his more problematic works. That’s because ...
May 30, 2020
A Singer-Songwriter Has Come to Lift Our Spirits
MOUNT HOPE, New York—Katy Mantyk is a special soul. The first time I heard her play was at ...
May 28, 2020
The Return of Traditional Classical Music
One of the signs of the sickness besetting modern culture is the apparent loss of the grand tradition ...
May 13, 2020
Voices of Celebration & Freedom: 2020 World Falun Dafa Day Virtual Concert
This Wednesday, May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day. It’s a special day, especially for me. I probably ...
May 11, 2020
Book Review: ‘They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green’s Musicals & Movies’
With works ranging from those which have long since attained classic status—such as the 1952 MGM musical "Singin' ...
May 9, 2020
Albums of Distinction: ‘Jascha Heifetz: The Supreme’
The title “Jascha Heifetz: The Supreme” of Arkiv’s two-disc Artists of the Century collection, which ranges from Bach ...
May 9, 2020
The Homebound Project: Theater People Act to Help Feed Our Kids
COVID-19 has caused so much suffering to so many. One section of the needy population is children, who, ...
May 7, 2020
Book Review: ‘Ray Bolger: More Than a Scarecrow’: A Star of Yesteryear
It can be a challenge to create a complex portrait of a man when any mention of his ...
April 28, 2020
Piano Teachers Adapt to Survive
With non-essential industries shut down in Australia, private music teachers have been forced to think outside the box ...
April 20, 2020
A Little Bit of Pavorotti and a Lot of ‘La Bohème’
Imagine opening night. You’re sitting on a plush red chair and looking out at a gilded stage in a ...
April 17, 2020
Theater Review: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: A Farce Beyond Funny
Originally produced by London’s National Theatre of Great Britain back in 2012 and later brought to Broadway's Music ...
April 15, 2020
Chicago’s Empty Stages
CHICAGO—A few weeks ago if one walked into a theater lobby in Chicago, one would hear the sound ...
March 28, 2020
Theater Review: ‘Mr. Toole’: Passion, Disillusionment, and Tenacity
NEW YORK—Vivian Neuwirth's drama "Mr. Toole” is a fictionalized take on the real-life story of John Kennedy Toole ...
March 15, 2020
35 Children Rescued Across Northern Ohio in ‘Operation Safety Net’
GOP Rejects Allegations of Hypocrisy in Supreme Court Fight
DOJ Designates Portland, Seattle, NYC as Jurisdictions Permitting Anarchy, Violence, Destruction of Property
Statue of Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be Erected in New York City
Nebraska Bar Owner Charged for Shooting Man That Attacked Him Commits Suicide
Trump: Supreme Court Nomination Will Be Announced Friday or Saturday
After Ginsburg’s Death, 59 Percent Believe Biden Should Reveal Supreme Court Candidate: Poll
Biden Says He Won’t Release Supreme Court Nominee List Before Election
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Pompeo Addresses Criticisms He Is ‘Overtly Religious’ as Secretary of State
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Biden Enters September With $466 Million Cash on Hand, Trump With $325 Million