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2012-12-30 05:02:03

Lionel Rolfe has worked on some of the golden state's most famous and most infamous periodicals over the past decades. Now he decides to talk some hard truths. (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 The Misadventures Of Ari Mendelsohn: A Mostly True Memoir Of California Journalism is a picaresque memoir by noted author and journalist Lionel Rolfe, offered exclusively on Amazon books. It recounts the sexual and political travails of the irascible, blacklisted title character, a reporter still harboring...

2008-12-26 10:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, January 1, 2009, from 9 am to 5 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm, public radio station 89.9 FM KCRW-Santa Monica and www.KCRW.com presents a marathon broadcast and live webstream simulcast of the groundbreaking 11-hour documentary series, Leonard Bernstein: An American Life. Produced by Steve Rowland and winner of the prestigious Peabody Award, the series illuminates the life and work of musical titan Leonard Bernstein, narrated by Academy...

2008-08-22 09:00:43

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The legacy of Leonard Bernstein -- as a conductor, composer, and music advocate -- in the history and trajectory of twentieth-century America music can hardly be overstated. In this anniversary year for the composer, Sony BMG Masterworks is releasing The Original Jacket Collection: Bernstein Conducts Bernstein -- specially created to celebrate the 90th anniversary of his birth on August 25, 2008 and the 50th anniversary of his appointment as Music Director...

2008-08-15 12:00:40

By MAUREEN COLEMAN BROADWAY legend Barbara Cook is to follow up her 81st birthday celebrations with a visit to Belfast. Hailed as musical theatre's greatest living singer, Ms Cook is the latest star name to be added to the line-up for this year's Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's. She will be joined by the Ulster Orchestra for the festival's closing concert in the Waterfront Hall on October 31. Like Ennio Morricone, who plays two dates in Belfast during the festival, Ms Cook...

2008-08-08 21:00:13

ARCADIA - The music of Bernstein's most popular works, "Candide" and "West Side Story," will be featured at the California Philharmonic's "Beethoven, Bernstein and Bolero," which takes place at 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the The Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave. Also featured will be the final movement - "Ode to Joy" - from Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9," and Ravel's "Bolero." Soprano Khori Dastoor, mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzm n, tenor Kalil Wilson and bass baritone Cedric Berry will join the orchestra...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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