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Davis led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Britain's Glyndebourne Festival, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera in Chicago.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 21, 2024, 10:12 pm
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin, who star in the new Broadway revival of "Cabaret."
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: April 20, 2024, 12:00 pm
Stereophonic, a new play on Broadway with music by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, tracks the volatile creation of a rock and roll album over the course of a year in the 1970s.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: April 19, 2024, 5:05 pm
Some of us whistle while we work, but what happens when your work is whistling? This week, host Brittany Luse is joined by professional whistler, Molly Lewis. Lewis' catalogue spans across the film and music industries, from features on the Barbie soundtrack to performances alongside Karen O. From NPR's New York Bureau, Brittany sits down with Lewis to talk about the world of competitive whistling, how she hones a craft many people see as fidgeting, and why older generations are more likely to whistle. This episode also features a special live performance with songs from Lewis' new album, On The Lips.

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Author: Brittany Luse
Posted: April 16, 2024, 11:25 pm
Once the toast of 1920s Paris, Tamara de Lempicka's story is now on Broadway. She was a modernist art deco artist who's better known in Europe than in the U.S.
Author: Jeff Lunden
Posted: April 13, 2024, 4:00 pm
Two sisters found they had different recollections of a traumatic childhood experience and learned that human memory is a lot less reliable than we tend to think.
Author: Gabriel Spitzer
Posted: April 13, 2024, 11:00 am
A recent disruption at An Enemy of the People on Broadway by Extinction Rebellion shows a new approach to climate change activism.
Author: Chloe Veltman
Posted: April 5, 2024, 9:01 am
Professors and students at the University of South Florida mapped pitch, rhythm and duration to data about algae blooms and depletion of coral reefs to create an original composition.
Author: Neda Ulaby
Posted: April 4, 2024, 4:25 pm
Durang was a master of satire and black comedy who won a Tony Award for "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist with "Miss Witherspoon."
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 3, 2024, 4:01 pm
The Mellon Foundation announced grants of $1 million to three theaters: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf in New Haven and Portland Center Stage.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: March 27, 2024, 2:01 pm