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October 4, 2012
Warren Hellman has passed away, but the torch has been passed: Long live the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. His largesse is legendary and he arranged an endowment to support the festival for 15 ...
October 4, 2012
"From The Top" is a decade-old nonprofit in Boston whose productions you may know through the weekly NPR program hosted by Christopher O’Riley. The focus is on young musical talent, for ages from 8 ...
October 4, 2012
Singers Marin was established as a nonprofit by the illustrious singer and teacher Jan Pedersen Schiff in 1987, who remains the artistic director of the group of choirs. It's among the better choirs i...
October 4, 2012
Community Music Day is a remarkable event, not least because it’s so appealing to small children. The celebrated “instrument petting zoo” is where you'll find kids exploring instruments: blowi...
October 4, 2012
Lynn Douthit does it by herself, and has since 1979. “I like to be in control,” she told us the other day. In truth she does have helpers, mostly young dancers in high school or college. Classes ...
October 2, 2012
Speaking of films, here is the 2012-2013 "Opera and Ballet in Cinema" season from Emerging Pictures. HD presentations are shown on screens in nearly 400 multiplexes, art houses, museums, and performin...
October 2, 2012
Friend and colleague Alexandra Ivanoff, expat classical music writer in Istanbul (and singer of the Ave Maria in the wedding scene of Prizzi's Honor), has pondered reviews of this weekend's San Franci...
October 2, 2012
Last week, we put together the early betti...
October 2, 2012
Composer, arranger, singer-songwriter and pianist Clarice Assad can put on a variety show by herself, but she is getting some major assist tonight at Yoshi's/San Francisco. In addition to the great p...

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