Category Archives: Music and Opera

WE ARE THE WEST, in a Santa Monica garage

I had a cool L.A. experience last night that actually felt rather New York-ish. I drove out to Santa Monica to see a band called We Are The West perform in a parking garage below an office building on 7th … Continue reading

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Maira Kalman at the Jewish Museum

Last week my friend, Alyssa, who’s an independent art curator, invited me to an art / law celebration at the Jewish Museum. The Jewish Museum really knows how to put on a party! They had the most splendid array of … Continue reading

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AT THE BALLET

Aw, Bruce Springsteen took his two kids to see New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker last week. He applauded “at all the right moments” and seemed “enthralled” according to the Post.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

to everyone who celebrates is. I found this video from my friend, the great writer Michael Northrop I love it. It reminds me of a scene in my favorite novelist Andrei Makine’s Once Upon the River Love, where two Siberian … Continue reading

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SLSG IN THE WESTSIDE INDEPENDENT

My recent rant about opera crowds being more respectful of a performance than dance-goers is featured in the Westside Independent, an online magazine about all things Upper West Side.

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WHY ARE OUTDOOR CROWDS SO MUCH MORE RESPECTFUL OF THE OPERA THAN DANCE?

For the past few evenings I’ve been partaking of the Met Opera’s outdoor Summer HD Festival on Lincoln Center Plaza. The first night I went was Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes. It was on a week night and the plaza was … Continue reading

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TO APPLAUD OR NOT TO APPLAUD

Here’s an interesting article on the BBC’s website about audience applause during classical music performances that I found to be at least somewhat apropos of our earlier discussion about applause during ballet. They’re a bit different since applause at the … Continue reading

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ABT, LARRY KEIGWIN, AND DANCES INSPIRED BY KANDINSKY AT GUGGENHEIM THIS FALL

Photo by Fabrizio Ferri of Cory Stearns, Alexandre Hammoudi and Grant DeLong, from ABT website. The Guggenheim Museum has just released its Works & Process events schedule for the fall and there’s some good stuff coming up. On October 11 … Continue reading

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