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Like many people in the 1940s, Leonard Bernstein was a fan of actress Bette Davis. And, as Bernstein's conducting and composing careers skyrocketed, the feelings... [Read More]
Even if you've never seen the 1957 hit musical West Side Story , I'll bet you can hum the tune from "Tonight," "Maria," "America" or... [Read More]
Lawrence of Arabia is, hands down, one of the classics. [Read More]
A violin with a past is fated to keep dooming the present. [Read More]
John Sturges' 1960 Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic film Seven Samurai features an intense musical score by one of the great composers of film... [Read More]
Ah, the joys of summer — sunshine, long days, grilling on the patio — and movies. [Read More]
Here's the story of one of Leonard Bernstein's college capers. [Read More]
You could say that Pluto is the Rodney Dangerfield of planets. [Read More]
It's always a good time in the Classical 101 studios — but it was an especially good time recently when things here got a little... [Read More]
Leonard Bernstein was there at the beginning of Yo-Yo Ma's career. And in a special way, Yo-Yo Ma was there at the end of Bernstein's... [Read More]
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the mother and mother-in-law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the music lover. And, thanks to the... [Read More]
The year is 1941. War is raging in Europe. Here on the home front, Leonard Bernstein is 23 years old, a student at Philadelphia's Curtis... [Read More]
For more than a decade, Leonard Bernstein brought young people to classical music through his televised Young People's Concerts with the New York Philharmonic .... [Read More]
He was pivotal in reviving the American musical genre of ragtime. He has composed music in a range of styles that all but erases the... [Read More]
Columbus is becoming a hotbed of new music activity, and flutist Lindsey Goodman is right in the thick of it. [Read More]
At 100 years old this year, Upper Arlington is a vibrant community of historic homes, impressive schools and enticing shops and restaurants. As part of... [Read More]
History, that capricious dispenser of fate, remembers some people well, others not so well and still others not at all. The same is true for... [Read More]
I knew of Eugene Drucker as a formidable violinist, and as a member of the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet . The Emersons have been established... [Read More]
Composer and sound artist Matthew Burtner says he understands the sound of snow. "Growing up in Alaska, the sound of snow is what really got... [Read More]
Two poets and a composer walk into a radio studio. Nope, not the setup for a silly joke — but instead for an intriguing conversation... [Read More]