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TV Review: “Six by Sondheim”

Jarvis Cocker sings "I'm Still Here"

If you are like me, you have seen a musical on Broadway or DVD and had a song (or three) become stuck in your brain. Very likely a Sondheim tune. Read More »

Music Review: Sue Halloran and Ken Hitchcock – I Can Cook Too

Halloran and Hitchcock cook up a jazz feast. Read More »

Music DVD Review: Eyran Katsenelenbogen and Andrei Ivanovitch – Classical Meets Jazz: Pictures at an Exhibition, American Premiere in Jordan Hall

Jazz meets Mussorgsky with stunning results. Read More »

First Fiddle: Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster of NYC’s Ultimate Band, the New York Philharmonic

Everyone “plays their hearts out” and guest conductors often remark on “how fast we get it.” Read More »

Theatre Review (LA): West Side Story (National Tour) at the Pantages Theatre

Somewhat modified from the original, this revival is still a rare treat. Read More »

Theatre Review (LA): Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein by Hershey Felder at the Geffen Playhouse

Felder's latest bio-play has less music than usual. Read More »

Maestro Zubin Mehta’s 50 Years With The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

With backstage hallways buzzing with excitement and a healthy dose of chaotic, but creative energy, I still managed to greet the maestro and exchange a few words in my native German, the language he had acquired along with his musical education at the Vienna Musikakademie. Read More »

Music Review: Paavo Jarvi – The Planets

Paavo Jarvi and The Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra have recorded an incredible version of Holst's The Planets Read More »