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Dana Janssen. )Credit: Dana Buoy)

Review: Dana Buoy performs at DC9

Review: Dana Buoy performs at DC9

WASHINGTON, October 23, 2014 – Dana Buoy is the solo project alter ego of Akron/Family drummer-vocalist Dana Janssen. His stint as a solo act likely didn’t arise due to any distance from Akron/Family, except, perhaps, in a literal sense. His current project began because Janssen moved out to Portland, while other members of Akron/Family have

Susanna and the Count.

The Met in HD: An invigorating, updated ‘Marriage of Figaro’

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2014 – Based on a then-controversial 18th century drama by French author, businessman and adventurer Pierre Beaumarchais, Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”) is an operatic comedy of errors, a story involving both real and imagined infidelity that ultimately leads to mutual forgiveness and a happy, if somewhat chastened ending.

Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.

Virginia Opera’s gloomy, surprisingly moving ‘Sweeney Todd’

FAIRFAX, Va., October 15, 2014 – The Virginia Opera wrapped up its final two performances of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” this past weekend during its brief trip to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax City. Saturday’s performance, which we attended, was as crisp, precise, and haunting presentation of this work as you’re

Scene from Macbeth (Verdi)

Review: The Met’s memorable ‘Macbeth’ at the movies, live in HD

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2014 – The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2014-2015 live broadcast season with a memorable production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth.” Broadcast live to movie theaters across the country from the Lincoln Center this past Saturday, the performance was recorded and will be repeated at most of these same theaters on Wednesday evening, October

Organist Paul Jacobs.

NSO opens new season on the amazing Rubenstein Family Organ

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2014 – Music of Poulenc, Bach and Mendelssohn on the same program? Sounds a bit eclectic, particularly if it’s scheduled for a major orchestra’s regular season opening concert. Nonetheless, that’s how the NSO chose to open its 2014-2015 regular season concert series last weekend at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall—with spectacular results.

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, viewed from Lake Erie.

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees – voting links here

CLEVELAND, October 9, 2014 — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. 2015 nominees are: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Chic Green Day Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Kraftwerk The Marvelettes W.A Nine Inch Nails Lou Reed The