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Ian Holubiak

Former St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Cellist Arrested with 100 Pounds of Pot

Former St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Cellist Arrested with 100 Pounds of Pot >>

Perhaps not all pot-users are junkies, but former St. Paul Chamber Orchestra cellist David Roy was arrested this week after being discovered with more than 100 pounds of marijuana in his car. The marijuana, police say, could have sold for upwards of $226,000.

Venezuelan Orchestra Held Hostage as Robbers Pilfer Wallets, Phones

Venezuelan Orchestra Held Hostage as Robbers Pilfer Wallets, Phones >>

Law and order are merely a guideline in Venezuela as news of a robbery involving a Venezuelan orchestra company surfaced. This week, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Falcón was held at gunpoint while two men robbed members of the symphony and took off without any indication of their destination.

Pierre Roy, Fired Oboist from Buffalo Philharmonic, Will Not Reclaim Job

Pierre Roy, Fired Oboist from Buffalo Philharmonic, Will Not Reclaim Job >>

After filing an appeal it’s been determined that the disorderly oboist Pierre Roy will not get his job back with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Roy filed a lawsuit about his termination from the orchestra for being disruptive to the disapproval of his fellow bandmates.

Watch Google Create a Monotone Piano for New Android Commercial

Watch Google Create a Monotone Piano for New Android Commercial >>

Google has released an ad for its Android smartphone. If you're a user then perhaps the phone is worth the purchase, but for us Apple-minded folk we can still revel in its new commercial for the device. In it, the mononymous pianist Ji plays a one-tone piano.

Watch Lawrence Brownlee and Jason Moran Sing for Life in Harlem Church

Watch Lawrence Brownlee and Jason Moran Sing for Life in Harlem Church >>

When the spheres of classical and jazz collide the effect is astounding. Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee and jazz pianist Jason Moran, who gathered for a performance in a Harlem crypt, united to sing a piece in tribute to the senseless deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray and scores of others.

Newly Discovered Mozart-Salieri Composition Questions Composers' Rivalry

Newly Discovered Mozart-Salieri Composition Questions Composers' Rivalry >>

The bitter rivalry between Mozart and Salieri is a timeless tale epitomized in the film "Amadeus." In a new discovery, however, an unearthed piece of music by the composers begs to differ, showing that the pair could, in fact, work together.

Tech Talk: New Gadget Plays 'Seinfeld' Bass Lines Everytime You Enter a Room

Tech Talk: New Gadget Plays 'Seinfeld' Bass Lines Every Time You Enter a Room >>

The critically-acclaimed television sitcom "Seinfeld" draws comparisons to everyday situations through the comedic lens. Now, a clever gadget geek has created a literal everyday "Seinfeld" situation: a device that plays the iconic bass line every time you enter a room.

Steven Stucky, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 66 from Brain Tumor

Steven Stucky, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 66 from Brain Tumor >>

The classical community has endured traumatic loss over the last few months, with the death of French-composer Pierre Boulez last month and then 93-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner, Leslie Basset, on Feb. 4. Now, the community is rocked further as Steven Stucky, 66, one of the most beloved classical figures in modern music, joins the ranks.

Kaija Saariaho First Woman in a Century to Premeire Piece with Metropolitan Opera

Kaija Saariaho First Woman in a Century to Premiere Piece with Metropolitan Opera >>

The Metropolitan Opera's 2016-17 season will prove to be a testament to the progress of women in the field. Finnish composer, Kaija Saariaho, and her heralded composition, "L'Amour de Loin," will be featured during the season, which marks a milestone victory as the piece is the first from a woman in over a century.

Yefim Bronfman and the New York Philharmonic Premiere an Evening of Liszt Feb. 18

Yefim Bronfman and the New York Philharmonic Premiere an Evening of Liszt Feb. 18 >>

Next in the New York Philharmonic's canon of concerts is a special performance all things Liszt with the effervescent Yefim Bronfman on piano. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m., the New York Phil will take to David Geffen Hall for a 4-night engagement.

Glenda Jackson Returns to Stage as Shakespeare's King Lear in Old Vic Production

Glenda Jackson Returns to Stage as Shakespeare's King Lear in Old Vic Production >>

Not all politicos lean to one side of the brain or the other. For Ms. Glenda Jackson, a two-time Oscar winner-cum-politician has announced that she will return to the Old Vic Theatre in October to Shakespeare's tragic King Lear.

Lauryn Hill Reps Explain Why Singer Was Grammy No-Show to The Weeknd Performance

Lauryn Hill Reps Explain Why Singer Was Grammy No-Show to The Weeknd Performance >>

It seems in today's day and age, some of the top-ranking entertainers consistently phone in cancellations to their upcoming performances. Of the guilty group of performers are Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and now, the beloved Ms. Lauryn Hill, who cancelled her performance with the Weeknd for the Grammys.

Watch Classical Duo Black Violin, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne Perform on Jimmy Fallon

Watch Classical Duo Black Violin, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne Perform on Jimmy Fallon >>

Along with the Roots, Jimmy Fallon premiered a new song from 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne in a special late night performance. Along with the noted performers, however, were also Classicalite favorite Black Violin, a hip-hop duo from Florida.

Watch Joey Alexander, the 12-Year-Old Jazz Prodigy, Stun the Grammy Audience

Watch Joey Alexander, the 12-Year-Old Jazz Prodigy, Stun the Grammy Audience >>

Perhaps one of the most talked about performances post-Grammys was that from the young Joey Alexander, a jazz pianist who is a mere 12 years old. Alongside a compelling Hamilton livestream, Joey was honored as the youngest Grammy nominee this year with a short jazz run on the piano, just to give the audience a taste.

2016 Grammys: Roundup of Jazz, Opera and Classical Honorees of the Evening

2016 Grammys: Roundup of Jazz, Opera and Classical Honorees of the Evening >>

The 2016 Grammys are over. With appearances from the 12-year-old piano-playing prodigy Joey Alexander to an earthshattering performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the ensemble cast of Hamilton, other areas like Best Opera Recording and Best Jazz Album also gave out some well-deserved accolades during last evening's ceremony.

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