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2010-06-02 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Beijing Music Festival will run from October 11th - October 31st and presents a stunning line up of world-class artists, and an extraordinary program of Baroque music performed for the first time ever for Chinese audiences. As one of most significant artistic events in Asia, the Beijing Music Festival is at the epicenter of cultural exchange between China and the West. This year, the festival continues its vital role in transforming the future...

2008-09-19 15:00:32

By CRAIG SMITH When I first heard about East Village Opera Company's specialty of rock, jazz, or pop-song renditions of operatic arias, I was skeptical. When Olde School, the company's new disc, crossed my desk, I was even more dubious. Eeeeeee, I thought, what's this going to be like? But after several listenings, I became a convert. Not at the head of the choir, perhaps, but definitely in the fold. Several reasons. For one, the performances are first-rate, both technically and...


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