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Wordoku Puzzle (Mini): Contemporary Composers, Letter W >>

Introducing Classicalite's newest Wordoku puzzle! Think you can solve this 6x6 grid with 3x2 regions featuring: Ward, Wolff, Wuorinen, Wishart, Weir, Whitacre?

Canceled 'Bunheads' Cast Does Final Farewell Dance, Featuring Sir Elton John >>

Let us not shed a tear, however, as Classicalite knows Emma Dumont, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Bailey Buntain, Julia Goldani Telles and, of course, Sutton Foster will keep on dancing, indeed.

The Restoration and Daniel Bumgardner Workshopping 'Honor the Father: A Musical Thriller in One Act' [TRAILER] >>

Based on the Southern gothic concept album by The Restoration, to quote Daniels Machado and Bumgardner, 'Honor the Father: A Musical Thriller in One Act' is a musical mélange of Hitchcock's 'Psycho,' 'Inherit the Wind' and early rock 'n' roll.

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Zubin Mehta and the Bavarian State Orchestra Play for Peace in Kashmir [PHOTOS] >>

This whole mess remind us of a line from another "Kashmir"..."with no provision but an open face, along the straits of fear."

Notes on Jennifer Walshe, Tomomi Adachi and the People's United Telepathic Improvisation Front >>

Separated by hundreds, often thousands of miles, once a week, Jenny Walshe and Tomo Adachi choose a specific time to improvise together. Unable to hear each other physically, the duo listens and plays telepathically--synchronizing only their start and stop time.

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Wordoku ANSWERS (Mini): Contemporary Composers, Letter V [UPDATE] >>

Introducing Classicalite's newest Wordoku puzzle! Think you can solve this 6x6 grid with 3x2 regions featuring: Varèse, Victory, Vetter, Vivier, V Vierk, Vir?

EXCLUSIVE: Charlemagne Palestine @ ISSUE Project Room's

EXCLUSIVE: Charlemagne Palestine @ ISSUE Project Room's "10 Years Alive on the Infinite Plain" [AUDIO] >>

Bösendorfer? Check. Cognac snifter? But of course. Suitcase stuffed full of plush animals? You best believe it, goy. In fact, the only classic missing from this performance--Brooklyn-born Chaim Moshe Tzadik Palestine's first ever gig in his native borough--were the kreteks (i.e. Indonesian clove cigarettes) that minimalist king Charlemagne used to chain smoke to maximal affect.

Five Quickies: Breaking Bad Musical, Renée Fleming's L.A. 'Streetcar,' Joyce DiDonato's LGBT Russia, Algerian Ballet Refugees in Canada, Rare Robert Wyatt Tapes >>

So, in an effort to keep all you Classicalites abreast of each and every situation, we'll be trawling the web for the best headlines--those stories, those people making the biggest waves.

Classicalite Wordoku

Wordoku Puzzle (Mini): Contemporary Composers, Letter V >>

Introducing Classicalite's newest Wordoku puzzle! Think you can solve this 6x6 grid with 3x2 regions featuring: Varèse, Victory, Vetter, Vivier, V Vierk, Vir?

Five Quickies: Il Divo on Broadway, Zach Braff in 'Bullets Over Broadway,' Chris Thile's Mandolin Bach, Verizon's Droid Mozart Ad, Brolin Family Rock Opera >>

And with the world's best musicians, singers, dancers and actors going back to repertory work after their summer stocks, there's more good news happening now than there was, say, back in August.

Swingin’ on the Gallows Pole: Harlots, Hugs and Haupstimme in Schoenberg's "Galgenlied" [TRANSLATION] >>

With a metrical duration of 13 measures (plus an anacrusis) and an overall existence of slightly less than 20 seconds, "Galgenlied"--the 12th of Arnold Schoenberg's 'Dreimal Sieben Gedichte' from the minor Belgian Symbolist Albert Giraud's '50 Rondels Bergamaques'--is the shortest, most concise movement of the former's 1912 melodrama 'Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21.'

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