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Young Concert Artists Presents Ravishing Soprano at Merkin Hall

New York, N.Y.  The LA-based pianist, conductor, and composer André Previn called Susan Wadsworth, who founded Young Concert Artists (YCA) in 1961, last week to tell her how much he loved soprano Jeanine de Bique‘s singing of his cycle, Honey and Rue. When I received an invitation to cover her upcoming recital in New York’s Merkin Hall at Kaufman […]

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Intense, Ironic, Iconic: Hahn-Bin Takes Joe’s Pub at The Public

New York, N.Y. “Hahn-Bin, the World’s Saddest Clown, Dies at 24.” So proclaimed the faux New York Times article on each table before the performance began. It continued, “He committed suicide… just hours after the alleged murder of his ex-lover.” So began one of New York’s most mesmerizing, strangest and strongest musical performances of 2011. […]

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Raavanan: The Must-See International Film of 2010

New York, NY. Raavanan, the new Indian film produced in both Hindi and Tamil, premiered at the Tenth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival in New York City this week and I was on the red carpet meeting the biggest names in Bollywood – and beyond – for the occasion. Abhishek Bachchan and […]

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Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

New York, N.Y.  Not many people can fulfill their passion – and build an institution – for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artists Series (YCA) in New York City is an international legend. Susan and I shared lunch recently at her regular spot, Brasserie Cognac – with the meal prepared […]

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Franketienne: Haiti’s First Nobel Laureate – Hopefully

New York, N.Y.  As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Literature in Port-au-Prince recently, I found myself way out of my league. One ambassador had cautioned me to “have an intellectual translate” for me. Luckily, when […]

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