Music director

Stephen Sondheim pays tribute to streaming | THIRTEEN

Christina Chevalier | November 29, 2021 Stephen Sondheim at Lincoln Center. Photo courtesy of PBS NewsHour. Legendary and beloved composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim passed away at the age of 91 on Friday, November 26. He leaves behind 12 Broadway musicals and legions of devotees. He started collecting the Tony …

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PPO presents classical music through a series of online recitals

Given the ongoing pandemic, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) continues to seek alternative ways to serene audiences with classical music by hosting a series of online recitals through June 2022 at 8 p.m. A program of the OPP, the PPO Recital Concert Series replaces the annual face-to-face orchestral concert season …

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New Village Arts reopens with the world premiere of the musical “Black Family Christmas”

This month, more than a dozen Christmas-themed plays and musicals open in theaters across San Diego County. They all have different themes and stories, but virtually all of them are told from a white perspective. That changes this weekend with the world premiere of “1222 Oceanfront: A Black Family Christmas” …

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Friendswood Theater December shows include a holiday cabaret

It might be short-sleeved weather in Southeast Texas, but a holiday cabaret December 3-5 at the Purple Box Theater in Friendswood might get you humming “Let it Snow.” We’ve got a lot of songs, a great mix of Christmas carols and some of the best Christmas carols, and some you’ve …

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Geeta Dutt and “haseen sitam” of his music: his relationship with Guru Dutt, the love of his life and the reason for his downfall

Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum, Asha bhosle. They are musical geniuses whose golden voices carry a whiff of the golden past of Hindi cinema. But then, all geniuses need other geniuses to show them who the real genius is. It was Geeta Dutt, one of the greatest lost potentials of all …

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Review: Rock’n’roll-trained actor brings Old Globe cranky back to life

For many San Diego residents, see “Dr. How the Grinch Stole Christmas from Seuss!” The musical is a holiday tradition that lives on. Yet while the story never changes, “Grinch” regulars know that every year director James Vásquez hires a new cast and makes a few adjustments to his staging …

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Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center Celebrates Nat King Cole With All-Star Performance

Through Martel Sharpe | to November 16, 2021 Staff report | Atlanta’s voice (Photo credit: Associated Press) The City Springs vacation is a magical time of year, and what better way to kick it off than with a tribute to “The King” of “The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole. Nat …

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Pinchas Zukerman to headline RSO’s “Violins Of Hope” concert

This Saturday, November 13e at 7:30 p.m., the Reading Symphony Orchestra welcomes legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and extraordinary cellist Amanda Forsyth to the Santander Performing Arts Center. The concert is the definitive culmination of Reading the violins of hope, which the Reading Symphony Orchestra proudly co-presented with the Reading / …

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