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Music Review: ‘Jethro Tull – The String Quartets’ from Ian Anderson, John O’Hara, and the Carducci Quartet

While Ian Anderson has put out several albums of new material in recent years, he seems happy to rework old successes too. Reviving classic Jethro Tull material for string quartet is a striking new twist. The result is a serious lark: lighthearted but with plenty of creative depth.

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Stunning Chihuly Glass Sculptures Coming to the New York Botanical Garden in April

Lit up at night, the sculptures promise to be a singular, sterling experience integrating color, form, and light amidst the haunting, shadowy landscape of NYBG vistas.

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Charlie Doherty’s Top Releases of 2016 (Starring Joe Bonamassa, Metallica, Deftones, Sturgill Simpson, David Bowie, and More)

As for the music of 2016, there was the usual amount of "meh" mixed in with a host of impressive releases. Certainly, there were no game-changers that I heard. (Sorry Kanye and Kendrick.)

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ Starring Melissa Errico at the Irish Repertory Theatre

The director and cast have wisely kept the slenderized production intimate and "close to the hearth," helped by handsome artistic design and fine musical direction. The character portrayals are down-to-earth and heartfelt amidst an energy and joyful vibrance that is contagious and encourages us to soar spiritually.

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Concert Review: Yoshiki Classical Special with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Yoshiki has used emotional trauma as the raw material to build the rest of his life and art. It also serves as the centerpiece of his Classical Special show, which, like his concerts with X Japan, has a resonant energy that remains with one long after the program has ended.

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