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Music for the Masses
Ramallah, West Bank — Monday night I attended a piano concert in Ramallah given by the internationally acclaimed Palestinian pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar who was born in Nazareth and now lives in Berlin. Despite the hardship of the Israeli occupation,
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Military Funding vs. Funding for the Arts: What Does the Difference Say About American Values?
During World War II, Britain’s finance minister recommended to Winston Churchill that they cut arts funding in order to better support the war effort. Churchill’s reply was, “Then what are we fighting for?” This remark resonates with an enormous difference
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The spread of Venezuela’s ‘kindly virus’
Children from a deprived part of Scotland are the latest to discover the joy of making music thanks to the global growth of El Sistema
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A String Quartet in an Airport?
SAN FRANCISCO — Last month, on the day before Thanksgiving, Charlton Lee drove from his home in San Francisco to the San Francisco International Airport. He wasn’t catching a flight, or picking up holiday houseguests. Lee, the violist of the
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A key instrument of changing times
Russian pianist Galina Chistiakova says she has never experienced anything like the 16 days she spent in Guangdong province’s Shenzhen city earlier this month.
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Classical music without the tuxes and pricey tickets? It’s a revolution!
It’s late on a chilly Tuesday night in October, and Toronto’s St. Clair Avenue looks dark and deserted. But there’s live music at Dave’s, a local bar, and the place is packed.
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Musical interlude for the more creative electrical engineering students
BRUSH up on your maths, physics, chemistry and Mozart to kick start your career in electrical engineering.
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As Opera Struggles in West, an Art Form Flourishes in China
As if any more proof was needed of China’s growing dominance, it is now being bellowed at full volume by tenors and sopranos. Chinese composers have become a major source for opera in Europe and North America, while more opera
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