The Arts Archive: July, 2009

Lang Lang + Herbie Hancock = Big Crowd

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Last night's Philadelphia Orchestra concert at the Mann - hosting pianists Lang Lang and Herbie Hancock - brought in the largest audience of... Read more

Summer Arts Moves

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Thomas Hong is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's new assistant conductor, the Post-Gazette reports. Hong has degrees from the Curtis Institute... Read more

Sting to Headline Academy Anniversary Concert

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Sting will be the guest perfomer at this winter's Academy of Music Anniversary fete, Jan. 30. A few details here. It may seem like a change... Read more

Academy Ballroom Goes Back in Time

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To show you what Academy of Music leaders are aiming for in the restoration of the ballroom, here's a photo from 1860 showing the room (three... Read more

Philadelphia Orchestra in Summer Home Stretch

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In just a few days, it'll seem like everyone you know is in Maine, Vermont, the Berkshires or Ocean City. The city will be just a little more... Read more

Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009

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Merce Cunningham has died. AP obit here, the New York Times obit here. Read more

Another Venice Voice on Nauman

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Early reviews of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Bruce Nauman show in Venice were strongly positive. And then there's this from the Globe... Read more

Frank McCourt, 1930-2009

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Frank McCourt, 78, has died, AP reports. The author of Angela's Ashes died Sunday in Manhattan, his brother said. The New York Times' obit... Read more