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  • Theater Review: Music steals the show

    Theater Review: Music steals the show
    Since its debut in Berlin in 1928, “The Threepenny Opera,” Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s groundbreaking, razor-edged protest against societal corruption and religious hypocrisy, has never lost its relevance. Giving it the grittiness and gut punch it needs for that relevance to hit home is the challenge. With uneven intensity, A Noise Within’s production, running through May 17, doesn’t quite get there, but it often comes close.
  • A trombonist takes the lead

    Trombonist Michael Vlatkovich’s recordings are musical journeys. He writes and works in many different modes of ensemble expression: Pieces and passages may float weightlessly, roar like fire trucks through a busy intersection, or converge with...

    Glendale High students sit in silence for sitar performance

    Glendale High students sit in silence for sitar performance
    Before sitar and tabla player Sandip Burman performed for 50 Glendale High student musicians on Thursday, the boys were told to take off their hats and all students were told to turn off their cellphones. “What you’re about to hear goes...

    Classical album is a gathering of forces

    Classical album is a gathering of forces
    Never let it be said that concert pianist Gloria Cheng isn’t up for a challenge. She’s known for tackling some of the knottiest and most technically difficult contemporary classical music of the last century. Nor does she lack for inspired...

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the greatness of Nat King Cole

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the greatness of Nat King Cole
    One of my journalism students wrote an opinion piece lamenting the poor quality of music today when compared to 30 years ago, an unusual yet perceptive observation from someone so young. She mentioned the increasing use of Auto-Tune, a computer program...