Dianne Reeves Ushers in Valentine’s Day

(Jerris Madison) NEW YORK—Dianne Reeves is the preeminent jazz singer of our time. Whether in intimate clubs or concert halls, she always impresses with her plush voice, tremendous range, rhythmic flexibility, crisp diction, and her ability to invest each song with feeling. She has won the Grammy for best jazz vocal album five times. She is More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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The Power of Wagner’s Epic Operas

(L-R) Ain Anger as Hagen, Ileana Montalbetti as Gutrune, Andreas Schager as Siegfried, and Martin Gantner as Gunther in the Canadian Opera Company’s 2017 production of “Götterdämmerung.” Director More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Porcelain’s Origins: Arita’s 400-Year Legacy

The Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya in New York hosts Aritaware on Feb. 6, 2017. Arita is small town in Japan best known for producing porcelain for 400 years. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times) Porcelain has a long More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Michelle Ross: Rejuvenating Our Modern Society Through Traditional Arts

Violinist and composer Michelle Ross at Salmagundi Art Club in Manhattan, New York, on Jan. 30, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times) NEW YORK—Classical violinist and composer Michelle Ross works surrounded More...

By admin On Sunday, February 5th, 2017
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Film Director: Shen Yun Consistently Shows a Way Toward Peace on Earth

Shen Yun Performing Arts North America Company’s curtain call at the Cleveland State Theatre, on Feb. 5, 2017. (Epoch Times) CLEVELAND—For film director and producer Lief Bristow, Shen Yun is a reminder More...

By admin On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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New Orleans Jazz Heats Up the Jazz Standard

(Stephanie Berger) NEW YORK—The weather may have been chilly, but the music inside the Jazz Standard was sizzling, supplied by Henry Butler-Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9. While wonderfully entertaining, More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Pianist David Dubal: The Classics Are a Balm for Our Spiritual Wounds

David Dubal at Juilliard School in New York City on Jan. 24, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times) Author, radio host, pianist, and arguably the nation’s foremost expert on 20th-century pianists David Dubal More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Theater Review: ‘The Liar’

(L–R) Clarice (Ismenia Mendes) and Lucrece (Amelia Pedlow) have very different ideas about the stories suitor Dorante tells, in “The Liar.” (Richard Termine) NEW YORK—Never tell the truth when a lie More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Meeting Legendary Muses, Literary Greats, and the Spirit of Cities Through Concerts

Pianist Vsevolod Dvorkin, violinist Emily Daggett Smith, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, cellist Rafael Figueroa, and violist Paul Neubauer play Brahms’s “Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34,” for the More...

By admin On Saturday, January 28th, 2017
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Opera Review: ‘Carmen’

(L–R) Shirin Eskandani as Mercédès, Clémentine Margaine in the title role, and Danielle Talamantes as Frasquita in Bizet’s “Carmen.” (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera) NEW YORK—Like businesses More...