Traditional sappy Thanksgiving post

This holiday is about important things. While its meaning is too often expressed with the same old words, those words themselves mean a lot. So in a year that has been fraught with additional challenges for performers and companies and support organizations and everybody else in the arts, here’s a little happyrant about the things … Read more

A day (almost) about a bird

We jest, of course. Thanksgiving isn’t about what’s in the oven or what’s on the table — or even what isn’t on the table, depending on your poultry-related views. It’s actually one of our more profound and meaningful holidays, whether you’re spending it with family, friends, coworkers or just yourself. Over the centuries since Pilgrims … Read more

Music to feast by

Vocal focus from CCMN* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Are you ready for some turkey (or Tofurkey, or Turducken‚Ķ or maybe just pie?) Thanksgiving is looming, which means that this column covers the next two weeks, and the calendar is full to bursting. While pianist YUJA WANG is getting top billing … Read more

Giving thanks, giving back

We’ve been talking a lot about why we do things and how we choose projects, and the holiday season lends itself strongly to this sort of self-reflection, right up through the assignment of New Year’s resolutions.¬† But the whole holiday season is a good time to think about the next year, and there’s as turkeys … Read more

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