American Ballet Theatre - Company History

American Ballet Theatre celebrates 75 years in 2015. It was launched to develop a repertoire of the best ballets from the past and to perform new works by gifted choreographers.

Apr 22nd, 2015 | 0 comments

Jascha Heifetz - Book Excerpt from Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia: His Carnegie Hall Debut

A new book on Jascha Heifetz' childhood details the music world's excitement at his Carnegie Hall debut at age 16. Read an excerpt about who attended and what the reviewers said.

Apr 13th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Jascha Heifetz - Filmmaker Statement: Three Key Assets for the Documentary

Peter Rosen describes the three key assets that led him to makeJascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler: the home movies by Heifetz that Rosen discovered; Heifetz's reconstructed music studio; and the person of musician Ayke Agus, Heifetz's student, accompanist and longtime companion.

Apr 2nd, 2015 | 0 comments

Jascha Heifetz - Biography and Timeline

The name Jascha Heifetz continues to evoke awe and excitement among fellow musicians more than century after his public debut. In a performing career that spanned 65 years, he established an unparalleled standard of violin playing to which violinists around the world still aspire.

Mar 25th, 2015 | 0 comments

Judy Garland - Top Performers Pay Tribute to Judy Garland

Top performers who also sing Judy Garland tribute concerts share what inspires them most about the legendary entertainer.

Mar 16th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Sun Records - Director Bruce Sinofsky: An In Memoriam Tribute

Bruce Sinofsky (1956 - 2015) wrote, directed and produced the two-hour American Masters documentary Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy Of Sun Records (2001). In this interview he shares his reason for making the film.

Feb 24th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Filmmaker Interview with Sam Pollard

"He stands head and shoulders with Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller," says Pollard of the playwright. "People know their works and I want them to know the works of August Wilson."

Feb 18th, 2015 | 0 comments

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August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Music in August Wilson's Work

Learn how Kathryn Bostic scored August Wilson's plays and the film August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand; what songs Wynton Marsalis played at Wilson's funeral; and how actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson became a blues harmonica player.

Feb 12th, 2015 | 0 comments

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand - Biography and Timeline

Playwright August Wilson (1945 - 2005) rose from humble beginnings to become a celebrated Broadway fixture with his 10-play cycle chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century. His awards include Tony, two Pulitzers and seven New York Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Jan 28th, 2015 | 0 comments
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