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