Performing Arts

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite to Record Together in Studio

Former Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited in the studio this weekend to record new music together, the drummer revealed on …

Music

Larry Coryell, Pioneering Jazz Fusion Guitarist, Dead at 73

Larry Coryell, one of jazz fusion's pioneering guitarists, died Sunday in his New York City hotel room of natural causes, according to his publicist. …

Jazz

Watch Alison Krauss' Spellbinding 'I Never Cared for You' on 'Colbert'

Alison Krauss took one of her memorable <i>Windy City</i> tracks to the Big Apple Monday night, appearing on <i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i> for a chilling …

Music

Cinderella review – effervescent Rossini for a Strictly Dancing era

Grand theatre, Leeds Aletta Collins plays to her strengths as a choreographer with a sparkling new Opera North production that’s as much for dance fans as opera buffs<p>If asked to nominate your favourite fairytale destination, you may not automatically think of Leeds. But Opera North’s production of …

Leeds

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: February 19

<b>1900</b> A week-long engagement at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre by the Irish Literary Theatre does not cause much of a stir. The company stages <i>The Bending of</i> …

Entertainment

Arts Groups Draft Battle Plans as Trump Funding Cuts Loom

A prominent Broadway producer pledged to make the case for the value of the arts directly to the Trump administration. The St. Louis Symphony drafted an email urging its board members to call their elected representatives. Midway through the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast on Saturday afternoon, the …

Government

San Diego Opera's funny 'Falstaff' pleases the eyes, ears

Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Falstaff” turned 124 years old this month, but in some ways, its return to the San Diego Civic Theatre on Saturday night …

The Arts

City Ballet Has a New Principal Dancer

Russell Janzen, a tall, broad-shouldered dancer known for his élan, was named a principal dancer at New York City Ballet on Sunday.<p>Mr. Janzen, who grew up in Philadelphia, joined the company in 2008 and had his big breakthrough in 2014 as the protagonist in George Balanchine’s “Davidsbündlertänze.” …

New York City Ballet

See What Became Of Some Of New York's Most Important Shuttered Music Venues

What became of the Fillmore East, Electric Circus, The Half-Note, Max's Kansas City, and the Palladium.<p>Peter Shapiro knows what a music venue can mean to fans—and he knows intimately what it's like to see one close. The owner of the Brooklyn Bowl, which opened in 2009, Shapiro got his start in the …

Live Music

10 Most Surprising Winners In Grammy History

Like all award shows, the Grammys are always bound to satisfy, surprise and rankle in equal measure. From visionary to out of touch, reactions vary …

Trevor Nunn: 'National Theatre has duty to both new work and classics'

Trevor Nunn has claimed the National Theatre has as much duty to new work as it does to the classics, and must strive to have an “absolutely …

The Theatre

7 U.S. Schools Win Andrew Lloyd Webber Classroom Grants

Schools from six states will receive up to $100,000 from the first Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resource Grants.<p>Seven public schools from …

Education

Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Talking to Meryl Streep the Other Day

With his Academy Award nomination for best song, for “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney movie “Moana,” the Broadway sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda is very close to gaining entry to the most exclusive performing arts group: EGOT holders, people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. (He …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Dallas Black Dance Theatre marks 40th anniversary with a new work celebrating the company's legacy alongside examples of its riveting historical repertoire | Dance

<i>Interpretations</i> brought the graceful physicality and playful sensuality of the African-American dance tradition to the Wyly Theatre on Friday night …

What is late style?: Why so many artists do their most interesting work in their final years

What is late style?Why so many artists do their most interesting work in their final years<p>When time is precious, composers and playwrights outdo …

Economics

Behind 'La La Land,' A Long Relationship Between A Director And A Composer

<i>La La Land</i> has already won seven Golden Globe Awards and is nominated for fourteen Oscars, including Best Original Score and <i>two</i> Best Original Songs. The music and the film's story, about two struggling artists in Los Angeles who can't launch their careers, are inseparable — it's a musical, after …

La La Land

How An Algorithm Helped Design The Perfect Concert Hall

Numbers and patterns were used to create this beautifully stunning auditorium<p>Hamburg, Germany recently revealed its $843 million new philharmonic …

Architecture

T Bone Burnett's new project is a wild techno-skeptical concept album

T Bone Burnett has produced pretty much any artist you’d want to listen to and even had a prolific solo career in his own right.<p>But it’s rare to get original songs from him these days. Which is why his new project is so intriguing.<p>Well, that and the fact that it’s a spoken-word concept album about …

Music

Colorado Ballet Can Do More Than The Nutcracker if Audiences Show Up

Fairytale ballets like <i>Swan Lake</i> and <i>The Nutcracker</i> guarantee sold out houses for Colorado Ballet, which leans on those productions to ensure it makes …

Ballet

Tributes on Radio Deluxe

Join John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they play music in memory of both Al Jarreau & Barbara Carroll. <b>Saturday morning at 10AM ET</b><p>For those who can't tune in Saturday, there is a re-airing each week on <b>Wednesday at 3PM ET</b>

The Arts

The Broadway Experience to Return This Summer

The musical theatre intensive offers over seventy workshops, classes, and lectures with Broadway performers.<p><i>The Broadway Experience</i> musical theatre …

Broadway Theatre

Toronto is for Culture and Food Lovers

Considering more than half of the city’s residents were born elsewhere, options are diverse<p>Canada’s biggest city and the fourth largest in North …

Toronto

Nikki Lane On World Cafe

Nikki Lane's new album, <i>Highway Queen</i>, showcases her husky voice, soaring country twang and killer attitude. She grew up in South Carolina and now calls Nashville home. But it was by no means a direct trip to Music City; Lane's interest in fashion took her to Los Angeles and New York before her …

Music

World Cafe Nashville: Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss has been a musician her whole life, and a major star for the past 30 years. A vocalist known for her remarkable grace and purity of tone, Krauss is also a dazzling fiddler and an accomplished record producer. She began her career in bluegrass as a teenager playing with the band Union …

Entertainment

Listen to opera singers audition for grandest stage of all: the Met in New York

Now is your chance to catch the opera stars of tomorrow, right here in Columbia, at Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera Auditions.<p>Singers from around the …

American South

13 Most Beautiful Opera Houses Around the World

The beauty of opera is only matched by the places in which it’s performed. These grandiose settings fuse fine art with architecture into one stunning cultural center. For centuries, these places have been at the height of society, showcasing the talents of countless performers and musicians. When …

Opera

Abducting Mozart's 'Abduction From the Seraglio' to another time

The new Los Angeles Opera production of Mozart’s “The Abduction From the Seraglio” has two intermissions. So at its premiere Saturday night, many used the opportunity to check cellphones for the latest breaking news of the court order reversing parts of President Trump’s refugee travel ban, airport …

The Arts

Bette Midler, Glenn Close lead Broadway's spring offerings

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Broadway titans in Bette Midler and Glenn Close return to the Great White Way this spring. Here's a look at some of the highlights:<p>A DIVINE RETURN?<p>Bette Midler will star in a revival of "Hello, Dolly!" offering theater-goers a chance to hear her sing "Put On Your Sunday …

Entertainment

Review: ‘Fade’ and ‘Big River’ Off-Broadway; Broadway Directors At The Metropolitan Opera

The tradition of New York playwrights biting the Hollywood hand that feeds them is as tried as the fizzy comedies of Kaufman & Hart (<i>Light Up The …

Metropolitan Opera