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Curiously, "The Music Man," the classic Tony Award winning musical by Meredith Willson that played to packed Broadway houses from 1957 to 1967 and has been revived around the country ever since, is about a flim-flam man. Its hero, Harold Hill, … more
On occasion, my wife and I have examined the contents of the basement in our home and pondered how a little reorganization might make a world of difference. If one is the singer and stage and movie actress Barbra Streisand with a seemingly unlimited … more
MANCHESTER — For Bob Sharpe and Barbra Russell, Broadway music is a family affair.The couple met as two of the leads of the Broadway production of one of the most successful shows in the Great White Way's history, "Les Miserables" — he … more
MANCHESTER — Two powerful pieces of music and two acclaimed performers will be featured at Manchester Music Festival's Orchestral Experience, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3 at SVAC's Arkell Pavilion. Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn, the son of … more
In 1968, Rosemary Clooney, the fabled 1950s songstress who starred opposite Bing Crosby in the movie "White Christmas," was performing at a gig in Reno, Nevada. In that tumultuous time, she offered her audience a generous helping of past hits that … more
MANCHESTER — Taconic Music's final concert of its inaugural 2017 summer festival will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center. The program features J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, as … more
MANCHESTER — From the streets of Napoli to sold-out stadiums, the culture and history of Italy, as brought to America by Italian immigrants, has greatly influenced popular music. O Sole Trio is about teaching and singing that history, and … more
MANCHESTER — Manchester Music Festival's concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 at SVAC's Arkell Pavilion will feature a pair of cellists with a close connection. David Requiro and Meta Weiss are also husband and wife, and they are are slated … more
MANCHESTER — Members of the Taconic Music faculty will be joined by visiting violinist Carmit Zori in the third festival concert of Taconic Music's inaugural season at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 9 at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center for the … more
MANCHESTER — Performers including horn soloist David Griffin and pianist Vassily Primakov are scheduled to appear when the Manchester Music Festival presents a program of Schubert, Beethoven, Messiaen, Strauss, and Brahms at 8 p.m. on … more
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