Yo-Yo Ma

World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma took a subtle dig at President Donald Trump and his immigration policy when he played to crowds on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
"A country is not a hotel, and it's not full," the world-renowned classical musician said during performances in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
“They were just amazed, awestruck by the level of talent,” the hospital's CEO said.
When politics divides instead of unites, walls off instead of embraces, what, or who, can bind fractured societies? (continued)
Cover photo: Kory Loucks-Powell If the above locations aren't on your itinerary, there are many other similarly scenic outposts
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The actors and musicians help direct school plays, give acting classes, talk to carers about their problems and pre-record
The 2015 Global Thought Leaders Index, a "collective intelligence" analysis that maps the global conversation on the Internet and ranks its most influential voices, has just been released by The WorldPost and the Zurich-based Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. For the first time, the annual index measures not only the globally-dominant English language infosphere, but also the other main language infospheres of Spanish and Chinese, as well as German. Altogether we rank the nearly 400 people who are most often mentioned and discussed online, ranging in the global index from Pope Francis, who ranks #1, to Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk at #4, Edward Snowden at #5 and cellist Yo-Yo Ma at #9.
Bostonians know that one of the greatest purveyors of culture is the Celebrity Series of Boston, offering 45 events a year across 8 venues.
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According to James Taylor: "Music is that spiritual thing -- that's the thing that compels us so much: It's real. And when it connects with you, you don't make a decision about it."
Often films and stories from Israel and Palestine concentrate on the conflict between these two cultures, rather than life as it is experienced on the ground; daily life amid stoning, shooting and bomb explosions.
In this article I discuss a number of wonderful recent concertos. This is not to suggest that the composers of these works haven't written many other meritorious pieces in other genres.
On World AIDS Day in 2012, the New York City-based "artists' peace corps" Sing for Hope marked the twentieth anniversary of the classical music world's first organized response to the AIDS crisis.
It was the end of November, and my daughter and I were hoping to go to the Boston Symphony for a rare appearance by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. It all depended on my getting to the box office in time to get tickets, which I had vowed to purchase if I could finish a certain project in time to leave my office by 5:00 p.m.
I chat with Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, a dancer who's been called the Baryshnikov of jookin'. He's taken the freestyle-based street dance, involving intensive footwork, to the world stage.
Sam: "Stacy. My name is Sam Factotum, and I represent several artists who are interested in performing out of this world. I understand that there is fierce competition for who will be the first."
Ma, the world's premier cellist, is no stranger to the flash mob and pop-up trend. Last spring, he joined soprano opera star