Yo-Yo Ma

9 U.S. Cities That Are Even Better in Winter

As the temperatures outside dip below freezing, it's easy to dub winter the dreariest season of all. But the colder months don't have to be spent hidden under blankets—in fact, we'd argue that some of our favorite cities become even <i>better</i> in winter. Think fewer crowds, lower hotel rates, and dreamy …

North America

We Need (More) Diverse ALA READ Posters

We know representation in books is important. We Need Diverse Books, among other organizations and individuals, has campaigned to make books …

Librarianship

Bing's Fifth Anniversary

“Isn’t this <i>exciting</i>?” San Francisco Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas gushed to the opening-night audience. (Image credit: Steve …

Stanford University

Why Congregational Singing Matters Today More than Ever

I love Yo-Yo Ma.<p>The stellar, nearly flawless strokes of his bow dancing upon tensioned strings—they resurrect meticulously crafted melodies conjured …

Evangelical Christianity

News: Realmax Claims Crown of Widest Field of View for an AR Headset at CES

Shanghai-based Realmax is introducing the crowds at CES to the Realmax Qian, an augmented reality headset capable of a field of view (FoV) that …

Augmented Reality

Cello-playing siblings come together for Calgary concert

Estelle and Arnold Choi bring family ties front and centre at U of C's Rozsa Centre on Friday<p>They have each made their mark on the world of classical …

Orchestras

Fortney: Sibling 'revelry' is the key to harmony for world-famous cellists

It’s not a conscious ritual per se, more something that just happens every time Estelle Choi plays the last note on her cello in front of an …

Orchestras

John Williams Is on Target to Set Yet Another Oscar Record

With both “The Post” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in the running this Oscar season, composer John Williams, who already has 50 Academy nominations, …

Star Wars

Finding success in Sweden: five inspiring career stories to read in 2018

<b>Name:</b> Anibal Brunelli<p><b>Does:</b> Co-founder and customer relations developer for BMP Innovation<p>Sweden's image as a haven for entrepreneurs is accurate, at …

Sweden

10 Interviews Celebrating Robert Siegel's Love For Classical Music

Today our colleague Robert Siegel is retiring after four decades at NPR. He's covered everything from peace movements in East and West Germany to the Republican revolution of the 104th Congress, the mentally ill homeless and the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.<p>Over his 30-year tenure as …

Music

The Syncin’ Place: Why Lip-Synching Is Actually a Good Thing

Mariah Carey is one of pop music’s most powerful vocalists, though you wouldn’t have known it from her performance on <i>Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s</i> …

New York City

In a fractured world, we need culture to survive and thrive

My job as a musician is to seed hope: when I consider the future, I see tremendous possibility. But I’m also concerned. The good news is that human …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

For all his setbacks, he still finds hope and sanity in the music

I have been a transporter and caretaker of various musical instruments for nearly 13 years. A clarinet and an electric keyboard sit in corners of my office. There’s a cello in my garage at the moment, waiting for a ride to the repair shop.<p>Nathaniel Ayers asked for an inventory update on Christmas …

Horns

The Good, The Bad And The Sad: A Year In Classical Music

Support the news<p>What an odd and complicated year this was -- even in the world of classical music.<p>Wonderful musical events were almost overshadowed …

Orchestras

‘Addicted to Carnatic music’

In the big wide world of modern dance, opera and ballet, Mark Morris is a towering figure. <i>The New York Times</i> has described him as “the most …

Ballet

ELAC EA-Series EA101EQ-G Integrated Amplifier Review

ELAC celebrates their 90th anniversary this year. Historically the German company focused on the European market, though they sold “Miracord” …

Audiophile

Times photographers have an eye for entertainment in 2017

Los Angeles Times photographers were ready for entertainment spectacles of the year—both large and small. Music, cinema, theater...from Downtown Los Angeles to the desert sands of Indio, Times photographers captured the spirit of entertainment in images that help define our culture. Here are some …

California

PM Modi likely to attend Davos Summit, Shahrukh Khan, over 100 Indian CEOs may join

PM Modi is expected to be accompanied by some union ministers and top government officials. Photo: Mint<p><b>New Delhi/Geneva:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

India

The Church Life Journal “Carols of Christmas” Spotify Playlist | Church Life Journal

Share<p>For my money, there is <i>no</i> better time for music than Christmastime. Whether sung by a choir of off-key, adorable preschoolers, or performed by a …

Christmas

M&T's Wilmers recalled for personal touch

NEW YORK CITY — For all the accolades showered on the late Robert G. Wilmers for his business accomplishments and generosity, Christopher Wilmers …

The Photos That Helped Us Tell 2017's Stories

Support the news<p>As we count down to that glittery ball drop, it's time to reflect on yet another year. And, for many, it's been a fireball of a year, …

Christmas TV: Top 20 greatest episodes of all time include ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Happy Days,’ ‘The Brady Bunch,’ ‘Saturday Night Live’

It’s a Christmas tradition for almost every great television series to end the calendar year with a Christmas episode. When done right, this segment …

TV

Making arts a core component in Chicago schools: A 5-year report card

There’s a special kind of vibe coming from the classrooms at Dawes Elementary School. It’s the excitement of kids immersed in not just music or visual art, but a broad spectrum of the arts. Indeed, for this progressive community school on Chicago’s predominantly Hispanic Southwest Side, the arts …

Entertainment

Live Broadcast: December 16, 2017 with Jeff Tweedy, The Staves & yMusic, Punch Brothers, and Tom Papa

Jeff Tweedy<p>As founding member and leader of the groundbreaking American rock band Wilco and co-founder of the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, <b>Jeff</b> …

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The Arts

The Top Selling Classical and Crossover Albums of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we're taking a listen to the music that made waves this year. We looked week-by-week at Billboard's classical chart to …

Orchestras

Summit wrap — Lobbying bonanza — Austrian coalition talks

<b>Holiday season note:</b> Playbook will continue in a shorter form throughout the holiday period. Ryan will be home in Australia and back on deck January …

Brexit

The Church Life Journal “Sounds of Advent” Spotify Playlist | Church Life Journal

Share<p>One of the greatest challenges of celebrating Advent is the fact that Christmas music seems to be everywhere beginning the day after …

Sufjan Stevens

Vanessa Williams to Join Rob Mathes for Holiday Concert at Schimmel Center

Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-nominated singer and actress Vanessa Williams will join Emmy winner and Grammy and Tony-nominated arranger and composer, …

Jazz

The Pope's Long Con

one<p>Welcome To Pope's House<p>On a Saturday afternoon at the fellowship hall, the stereo blares Southern rock anthems for a flock of Harley riders in …

Crime