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Yesterday | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Maureen Dowd: A night at the opera?

Peter Gelb still recalls the sting. "In second grade, my report card said I couldn't take criticism, and I remember being devastated by that," he said.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical

Mon Jul 28, 2014

SF Classical Voice

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Triumphs in American Premiere

Lightning struck the parched skies of New Mexico at the exact downbeat of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a new opera by composer Huang Ruo and librettist Candace Mui-ngam Chong, which received its American premiere last Saturday at the Santa Fe Opera.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical, Wedding

Fri Jul 25, 2014


The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-2015 Live in HD Season

Unfortunately, the Met's exciting new production of contemporary composer John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," originally scheduled to air worldwide on November 15, 2014, was cancelled.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical, Anna Netrebko, Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Thriller, History Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Macbeth, Verdi, Rossini

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Long Beach Opera to Present 'I Was Looking at the Ceiling,' 8/23

An earthquake romance. A genre-defying song play. With a score by leading contemporary composer John Adams and a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was written as an homage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Earthquake, Classical, Natural Disasters, Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Contra Costa Times

John Adams talks storied career, Cabrillo Festival

Composer John Adams often has described his transformation from born-and-bred New Englander to born-again West Coaster.


Related Topix: Classical, Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Convertible, Arts, Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Symphony

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Site-specific art: John Adams at Greater Reston Arts Center

An art lesson from John Adams. Here is an instance when the catalogue picture doesn't tell the entire story.


Related Topix: Classical

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Voice of America

World Celebrates Mandela Day

South African artist John Adams works on a giant acrylic-on-canvas painting of Nelson Mandela in the driveway of his house in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, July 15, 2013.


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, World News, South Africa, Africa, Classical,

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Young composers stand alongside renowned veteran composers at the...

Since taking over the Cabrillo Festival in 1992, Marin Alsop's career has blossomed but she still spends her summers in Santa Cruz.


Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Classical, Michael Daugherty, Bluegrass, Bela Fleck, Entertainment

Chosun Ilbo

Mandela Memorabilia Goes to Auction

As South Africans approach late President Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday, an auction is gearing up to sell memorbilia of the anti-apartheid icon this Thursday.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Classical,

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge artist featured in Poulsbo gallery

Bainbridge Island artist John Adams is the headline artist for this month's exhibition at the Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo.


Related Topix: Poulsbo, WA, Classical, Painting, Arts, Stetson University, Entertainment

Thu Jul 03, 2014


BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - Meet the Congress

Yes, it's true that John Adams is the driving force of the play and has the most to say and do, but the collective life of the members of the Second Continental Congress-all breathing together in the epic book scenes that are the heart of the show- is what makes it work.


Related Topix: Blog News, Classical

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The New York Observer

Peter Gelb Lacks Both Balls and a Moral Compass

We have this, through a frayed copy of the New York Observer, that the late Arthur Gelb, fabled managing editor of the New York Times, used a tuning fork to test his baby son Peter's musical talents.


Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, Jascha Heifetz, Classical, Arts, Opera, Israel, World News, Middle East