Mezzo J’Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world
NEW YORK (AP) — J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011.
"I was, oh, way too young," she recalls with a laugh. "It felt good back then, but it just fits like a glove now."
Louisiana Philharmonic’s Carnegie Hall debut in Glass series
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is making its Carnegie Hall debut as part of a season-long residency for 81-year-old minimalist composer Philip Glass .
Tuesday night's concert includes two pieces by Glass, one by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas and a lot of percussion.
An exhibit opening Saturday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art is big and brash. But first, its quiet.
Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey headline Leonard Cohen tribute
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elvis Costello and Lana Del Rey will headline a tribute concert for singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen in November to mark a year since his death.
Cohen's family announced "Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen" on Monday. The concert to be held in Cohen's native Montreal is scheduled for Nov. 6, a day before the anniversary of his death at age 82.
The Rothko Chapel is preparing to celebrate and experience the power of a piano.
The nonprofit, located at 3900 Yupon St. in Houston, will be hosting internationally renowned American pianist Andy Tendler for a free concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. There is a $10 suggested donation.
Obama honors Mel Brooks, others in arts and humanities
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday paid tribute to comedian Mel Brooks, chef Jose Andres, NPR interviewer Terry Gross and others at a White House ceremony celebrating "creators who give every piece of themselves to their craft."
Two San Antonians — author Sandra Cisneros and conjunto accordion legend Santiago Jimenez Jr. — are among 12 recipients of the 2015 National Medals of Arts, it was announced in Washington, D.C., this morning.