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  • Late conductor remembered for his achievements

    Late conductor remembered for his achievements
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, is being remembered not just for his musical talent but his drive to achieve goals before his death at the age of 66 Thursday following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
  • Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies

    Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. A conductor, producer and musical director, his accomplishments include a Grammy for an...

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the legacy of 'The Christmas Song'

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the legacy of 'The Christmas Song'
    For years now on most Fridays, I begin class not with a grammar or writing exercise but with a music lesson as a way to broaden my students’ musical knowledge by playing for them some of the great singers and composers of the 20th century, artists I...

    'Tis the season for sonic hellfire

    'Tis the season for sonic hellfire
    What better way to ring in the Yuletide spirit this year than to go see Krammpstein, “the world’s No. 1 Krampus industrial metal act,” a bizarre, visually explosive twin tribute to German rockers Rammstein and Austrian folklore legend...

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre
    It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...