This year’s honorees also include a quartet of music icons: singers and actresses Cher and Reba McEntire, and composers Philip Glass and Wayne Shorter.
No matter how you felt about things in general, you just had to smile. It was a real nice party, and we all had a real good
ZEALnyc: Where would you place them in relation to, say, Beethoven, Shostakovich,...? ZEALnyc: No, it's a huge distinction
Arthur Miller was well served on Broadway this season with revivals of A View from the Bridge and The Crucible, both brilliantly
And so the Paris Opera Ballet has beat us at our own game. Sometimes it only takes a fresh pair of eyes to see new folds
Rarely these days do ballet companies place large bets on emerging choreographers, particularly female choreographers.
Soloman Howard Riffs on His Dual Roles in Appomattox, Opening This Week at Washington National Opera
Washington National Opera discovered the young bass five years ago when he auditioned for WNO's chorus, and since then he's become a D.C. favorite, garnering raves in many productions as a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program.
San Francisco Opera's revival of designer Jun Kaneko's The Magic Flute is simply the best show in town.
The next rollicking 300 pages detail, in masterful prose, the rise of Glass as a musician/composer/entrepreneur and simultaneously the avant-garde art scene that exploded in New York City in the '50s and '60s, where Glass was the red-hot epicenter of the music world.
The Elgar concerto is one of the most beloved works in the classic cello repertoire. It is the last major work of the composer and one frequently described as contemplative, reflective and elegiac.
I first saw Hansuke Yamamoto as the Bluebird in San Francisco Ballet's 2006 presentation of Sleeping Beauty. He leaped out from stage right and at such height that it sparked an audible gasp throughout the War Memorial Opera House.
Luke appeared as the Nutcracker Prince in this season's opening night performance of the Tchaikovsky favorite. Yuan Yuan Tan joined him in the brilliant Grand Pas de Deux of Act II. The duo proved dynamic. "I'm at the stage where I still really enjoy doing Nutcracker," he said.
The sight never fails to thrill: like an exceptionally bright star, the Space Station zooms across the sky at nearly five miles per second, manned by American, Russian, European and Japanese astronauts who spend their days conducting scientific research and testing the effects of zero gravity on their bodies
In his warm-up speech on Saturday night, Ballet San Jose's new CEO, Alan Hineline, alerted the audience to the "superhuman level of athleticism" on display in the third and closing piece of the evening, Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room.
"I saw Laurie Anderson in Germany once, leaving a hotel with Lou Reed," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne recounted in a