Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer. Born in New York, raised in Miami, he has an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
Pennsylvania Ballet's The Nutcracker did just fine this year. Given the weak economy and increased competition for the holiday dollar, that's significant. In case you missed the story that ran in the A section Sunday, here it is.