We need not be afraid of delving into new music; all communication of the soul didn't cease in the 19th century, or even the 20th.
Some were alienated by the Michael Brown protest at a St. Louis Symphony concert, although some (a minority) applauded. As for “terrorism,” what a luxury it is to live in America, as opposed to, say, Iraq, where one can apply that label to what took place in St. Louis and mean it.
One consequence of choosing our role models based on things that have no intrinsic correlation to character is that sometimes these people mess up.
It seemed Robin Williams could never fully escape from the fear that often leads addicts to self-medicate.
Everyone seems to write a memoir these days, and the authors are often famous entertainers or the survivors of a well-publicized crisis. Linda Brendle is an “ordinary” person, which is part of the reason her book resonates so deeply.
I perform music by living composers on an ongoing basis, but I'd be very sad if I had to completely give up the dead ones.
It wouldn't have occurred to me that my autistic son might want to appear in a musical, but he did.
Not everyone appreciates the liberties taken with "The Star-Spangled Banner" — or any other classic song, like "Danny Boy." What makes some embellishments "too much"?
A snarky message from a former mentor leads to taking stock, which turns out to be a good thing.
How do you know you’ve reached middle age? The final straw for me was a shopping trip with my teenage daughter.