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Composer and Pianist Vijay Iyer, Vamping in Technicolor

Combining improvised jazz with notated post-minimal chamber music and electronics.

Hello Theatre, I’m 45, and I’m Just Arriving

Why perpetuate a success narrative delegitimizes vital work?

5 Bonkers Opera Finales in Honor of the New Met Season

Opera is neither staid nor dry; the plots can get insane.

Irregular Museums and Questioning Mozart

From the Art House Museum to the Josephinum, Vienna offers enlightening exhibits. And conductor Harnoncourt examines three of Amadeus's symphonies.

At What Age is “Promising” No Longer Promising?

Theater vet Arthur Perlman's Kleban Prize as "promising" raises some questions.

Zubin Kanga Inside and Outside the Piano

The pianist plays directly on the strings as well as on the keys.

Premiere of Ben Folds Piano Concerto at Nashville Symphony

The composer's diverse sources energized the audience.

Vienna: A Scandal, a Happy Birthday, a Sad Death

Vienna eyes a theater's struggle, celebrates Domingo, and mourns Schell.

Gotham Chamber Opera Parties Like It’s 1927

The company sets itself well apart from the competition.

Soprano Claron McFadden: History, Novelty and Continuity

From 17th century opera to 21st century cabaret, she commands a stage.

Watching Shakespeare and Remembering Wagner

Vienna also mourns cultural icons, takes on politics.

Help! Vienna Offers Too Much to Experience!

The Vienna Festival, Danube Island Festival, and amazing theatre abound as I write.

Music City Baroque: Playing New World Music with Old World Grace

The program was structured like a traditional Mexican festival.

Spring Comes to Vienna!

A grand season begins, and includes Emperor Maximilian and Anna Netrebko.

Organist Cameron Carpenter Puts the Pedals to the Metal

Certainly not your grandmother's idea of a church organist.

Opera Europa, the Boys’ Choir, and Vivid Art

A grand conference, a new theater, and two controversial artists highlight Vienna's current culture.

On the Future of American Symphonies

Frumpy programming doesn't make for successful orchestras.

Waving the Annual Arts Advocacy Day Flag

Over 500 arts advocates to converge on Capitol Hill April 8-9, 2013.

Circus Maximus: “Eliogabalo” at The Box

Gotham Chamber Opera's Cavalli production is zany and fun.

Domingo Shines, “Saliera” Shocks, Kampusch Suffers, and More…

Crowds rally to Vienna's culture at a creatively diverse time.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?