Nov 29, 2013
Jill Lepore's latest biography tells the story of the life of an ordinary 18th-century woman who happened to be Ben Franklin's sister.
by Aimee Levitt
Books, Arts, Women's Issues, History, Jane Franklin Mecom, Benjamin Franklin, Book of Ages, Jill Lepore, John Adams, Revolutionary War, Boston, colonial history, printing, Poor Richard's Almanac, Autobiography, Jenny Flagg Greene, literacy, the Game of Life
Jun 13, 2013
Despite his pioneering work with electronics and indeterminacy, he’s far more obscure than his friend John Cage—in part because he considered his music a living practice rather than something to be documented.
by Peter Margasak
Music Feature, John Cage, spatialization, sound, liner notes, live music, David Tudor, piano, pianists, composers, New York School, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, graphic notation, indeterminacy, Karlheinz Stockhausen, La Monte Young, Sylvano Bussotti, Stefan Wolpe, interpretation, Black Mountain College, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, chance, performance, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, scores, recordings, documentation, box sets, CDs, electronic music, experimental music, Irma Wolpe, John Adams, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, traditional instruments, Pierre Boulez, Matt Rogalsky, Robert Rauschenberg, computer music, neural networks
Performing Arts Review,
Feb 5, 2013
The Joffrey Ballet takes an upbeat tack for its "American Legends" program.
by Laura Molzahn
Performing Arts Review, Joffrey Ballet, American Legends, Son of Chamber Symphony, Stanton Welch, John Adams, Son, Divergence, Twyla Tharp, Nine Sinatra Songs, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Gerald Arpino, Sea Shadow, Jerome Robbins, Interplay, Recommended
Jul 6, 2012
Memorial Day is what the Fourth should be
by Michael Miner
Independence Week, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, The Great War and Modern Memory, Paul Fussell, World War I, Leon Pitts Jr., Wall Street Journal, Obamacare, Chief Justice John Roberts, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson
Jun 2, 2011
Chicago-born group brings youthful energy and genre-bending sensibilities to classical music
by Peter Margasak
Music Feature, International Contemporary Ensemble, Robert Gonyo, Claire Chase, Phyllis Chen, Steve Lehman, Mario Diaz de Leon, John Adams, Eighth Blackbird, Third Coast Percussion, Dal Niente, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Phillipe Manoury, John Luther Adams, Museum of Contemporary Art, Marcos Balter, Du Yun, Nathan Davis, Pauline Oliveros, Harvey Sollberger, Huang Ruo, MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture, Driehaus Foundation, ICEfest, Katinka Kleijn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Rubin, Whit Bernard, Matthias Pintscher, Kairos, David Sylvian, Peter Taub, Iannis Xenakis, Hahn Rowe, John Jasperse Company, Edgard Varese, George Lewis, Tyshawn Sorey
May 16, 2008
A Flowering Tree has song, dance, and story, but it's the orchestra that blooms.
Mar 30, 2007
Louis Farrakhan's songs, J Dilla's spins, the Chamber Strings set up shop at Schubas