Classical 101 Archives For: June 27, 2014

Lisa Chavez Wins Opera Columbus Vocal Competition

Lisa Chavez
Lisa Chavez
3:22PM
March
11, 2013

A lovely afternoon MC-ing the Opera Columbus Vocal Competition. A terrific first place winner.

Rudolf Nureyev and Miss Piggy in: (wait for it) Swine Lake

8:03AM
March
11, 2013

Miss Piggy has apparently been taking dance lessons.  Rudolf Nureyev must have been thinking to himself…”I left Russia for this?” Jim Henson’s son Brian recalls the story of recruiting one of the 20th century’s towering figures to dance on the Muppet Show.  When asked what he would like to do on the program, Nureyev replied, [...]

Improvisational Artist Crosses Barriers, Blends Worlds

7:19AM
March
11, 2013

There are a number of musicians today who seem to defy categorization, appealing to a broad spectrum of listeners from all musical walks of life.  Of course, variations on a theme have been a part of music as long as there has been music, but the lines now being crossed seem to get blurrier by [...]