Its unlikely title, awkward if also hilarious, has taken a couple of reviewers of the newest Nicholson Baker novel by surprise. Their disappointment at a book called, yes, clumsily, prosaically, weirdly, Traveling Sprinkler is to be understood and noted, but only if you (they) misunderstand the nove ... More >>
Dave Brubeck, the great American jazz pianist and composer, died today in Norwalk, Connecticut--a day shy of his 92nd birthday. Many will recall Brubeck writing the standards "The Duke" and "Your Own Sweet Way" and his recordings of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and his best-known tune, the 5/4 time "Take ... More >>
In 1993, the famous book by Don Campbell, The Mozart Effect, convinced millions that listening to Mozart can have a substantial effect on cognition. Now, the debate over whether or not music improves intelligence is filled with psychologists, neurologists, teachers, and musicians with so many ... More >>
Mozart: Not on the list, but doesn't he look like a hipster in this picture?It seems like every other week I come across people who have a budding tendency within themselves to be more enthusiastic about classical music. Whether a hipster, rocker, or person somewhat regretting that he/she never ... More >>
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Why does so much good music come from this place?
Relocating Simenons road-rage marital spat from I-95 to Frances rural heart of darkness
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