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10 More Years: Alberto Vilar, Met Opera Money Manager and Valery Gergiev Crony, Gets Longer U.S. Prison Sentence >>

Judge Richard J. Sullivan recently granted an extended curfew to disgraced businessman Alberto Vilar, so that he could attend the Metropolitan Opera's own scandal-ridden performance of 'Eugene Onegin.' Now...Sullivan is extending Vilar's sentence for 10 more years.

Bechdel Test in a Red State: 'Fun Home' Musical Shares Stage With LGBTGA Debate at College of Charleston

Bechdel Test in a Hunley State: 'Fun Home' Musical Shares Stage With LGBTQA Rights at College of Charleston >>

Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based.

Vote Now for the 2014 BBC Music Magazine Awards!

Alisa Weilerstein and Daniel Barenboim Win Big in BBC Music Magazine Awards >>

BBC Music Magazine has announced its annual awards, voted on by the public and some by a jury of critics. The big winner was the cellist Alisa Weilerstein, whose recording of the Elgar and the Carter cello concertos with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim won Recording of the Year, as well as the Concerto Award

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You Thought Hitler Sucked? President George W. Bush's Art Exhibit Opens at Southern Methodist University in Dallas >>

"He's going to go down in the history books as a great artist." -- Bonnie Floor, a Georgia artist who told Fox 5 Atlanta that she spent a month in Boca Raton, Fla. teaching the president how to paint.

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Conductor Kent Nagano Talks California Surfing, WWII Internment, Messiaen Internship, Not Speaking Japanese and Frank Zappa >>

"Nearly every child I knew surfed because there's no admission to the sea." -- Kent Nagano

REVIEW: Disney's 'ALADDIN' Broadway Musical Is Better Than 'FROZEN' Will Be >>

Another Disney movie bound for Broadway is "Frozen," this year's Oscar-winning best animated film which has generated $1 billion at the global box office since November.

REVIEW: Andy Karl Throws a Wicked Balboa (Book by Stallone, Bloody Alex Timbers Director) in New Broadway Musical, 'ROCKY' >>

Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising tale of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, ROCKY is a visceral and heart-stopping theatrical experience for everyone brave enough to follow their dream.

12 Years a Haze: Watch Outkast's André Benjamin as Hendrix in Director John Ridley's New Film 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' [TRAILER] >>

Directed by John Ridley, 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' stars Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Burn Gorman...and André Benjamin as Hendrix, himself.

Moldovan Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja: "Art Should Be Alive" >>

But performing a piece that at times seems to require the violin to disintegrate along with the shuttle is not enough for the restless and questing Kopatchinskaja. For her 37th birthday later this month, she will give the premiere of her first violin concerto in Berne, Switzerland.

Classicalite Recording News: Claudio Abbado and Martha Argerich in Two Mozart Piano Concertos for Deutsche Grammophon >>

How many of the late, great Claudio Abbado recordings have we yet to discover? Undoubtedly, there will be a rush of unreleased or reissued material, but Deutsche Grammophon has just brought out a new piano concertos album from 2013.

Unanswered Question: Will Academy of Arts and Letters Exhibit, Chicago Symphony Efforts Mark New Dawn for Charles Ives? >>

A year or so ago, American music fans were decrying the fact that Charles Ives, in many ways the godfather of American classical music, was relatively little known among the American public. His house was up for sale by property developers and faced the very real threat of being bulldozed and turned into apartments or a convenience store or something. And not many people seemed to care all that much.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Age 70, to Retire from Opera Stage After Donizetti/Puccini at Covent Garden (Or So She Says) >>

Kiri Te Kanawa has said in a British television interview that she will retire from the opera stage. She's currently giving a cameo as the Duchess of Crackentorp in Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment at Covent Garden--and the staging has been massaged to give her an aria (from Puccini's Edgar, since you ask, as the Duchess is written as a speaking role). And that, she expects, will be it as far as the opera stage goes.

German Violinist Linus Roth Champions Mieczysław Weinberg's Forgotten Holocaust Opera, 'The Passenger' >>

"[The Passenger] is probably the only opera about the Holocaust that's really worth watching." -- Linus Roth

Rhinegold Publishing Launches Free Concert Series, Six a Year, at London's Conway Hall with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber >>

A nice initiative from the folks at Rhinegold Publishing, the house behind specialist music titles such as Classical Music, International Arts Manager and International Pianist. They have announced the creation of a series of free concerts, six a year, at London's Conway Hall.

BBC Television's "Ballet Season" Includes Lost Footage of Margot Fonteyn in 'Sleeping Beauty,' New Documentaries Galore >>

BBC Television is about to embark on a major "Ballet Season" across March 2014. "Lost" archive footage will alternate with some new performances and documentaries.

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