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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...
October 2, 2012
Would you like to hear prominent musicians perform the music of Jacques Castérède, Ysaÿe, Harbison, Bruce Broughton, Iosif Andriasov, and Dalit Warshaw... at Davies Symphony Hall? Sounds unlikely,...
September 27, 2012
It’s fall and you’re back in the ‘big busy.’ That's understandable, but if you had time to hear these 30 children sing it would do your heart good. They are absolutely terrific singers, with a...
September 27, 2012
Think of it: A whole day of free dance, music, and theater — Chitresh Das Dance Company; Cypress String Quartet; Davitt Moroney; story tellers Diane Ferlatte and Eth-Noh Tec; not to mention Daniel B...
September 27, 2012
The Sound of Music, born on Broadway in 1959 has since become the stuff of skits and slams, as well as reverence and audience sing-alongs, a 1950s anthem to the carefree heart. Think of the songs “...

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