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Monday, June 14, 2010
One night every year, Broadway pulls out all the stops for the Tony Awards. If Twitter is a barometer of the zeitgeist, it worked. Emcee Sean Hayes and attendee Catherine Zeta-Jones were trending in the top 10, despite competition from the NBA Finals, a potential no-hitter in Chicago, and the season premier of True Blood. Whether that bodes well for the theaters, struggling to sell tickets in a down economy, is yet to be seen. In the meantime, here are the top 5 things to take away from the Tonys.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Every August, the sprawling International Fringe Festival brings 1200 performances from over 200 countries to 20 venues around the city (or thereabouts.) In the meantime, there are a number of smaller festivals popping up with promising new fare.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
While there is no shortage of important books that explore music and composers, some volumes are a bit too heavy--both topically and in terms of actually poundage--for the park or beach. Here are five recommendations for lighter fare this summer.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Are you going to the shore this week to keep cool? If a trip to the beach isn't on your calendar, there is plenty of classical music available to conjure the experience. Here are WQXR Top 5@105 songs for the seashore.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Get the lowdown on the best of the bard in New York this summer.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
29-year-old playwright Annie Baker was the big winner at Monday's Obie Awards, which honor the best of Off-Broadway.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The spring concert season may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the music stops. Instead, it heads outdoors. Check out our list of the top five outdoor area concert festivals this summer.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Arguing over aesthetics can make for good drama. Painters from Vermeer to Pollock have been subjects of biopics. Both Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George (selection of which are featured in Sondheim on Sondheim) and Art by Yasmina Reza reaped Tony Awards, and a number of current plays are trying to repeat their success.
Monday, May 03, 2010
Whether it’s cross-dressing, drag, or transgender characters, the New York stage has welcomed all kinds of gender ambiguity. Of course the theater has blurred lines between the sexes even before Shakespeare cast men as his female leads.
Monday, April 12, 2010
As the academic year comes to an end, conservatory students are unveiling the fruits of their studies in concerts, recitals and operas around New York. Check out events at five top conservatories to find an affordable and enjoyable performances.
Monday, April 05, 2010
A piece of music that contains an opera for every day of the week and takes 29 hours to perform? It's only one of the compositions on WQXR's Top 5 @ 105 list of musical marathons.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Serious music need not always be taken so seriously. After all, scherzo means joke. In honor of April Fools' Day, here are our Top 5 @ 105 classical music jokes.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
New York’s opera houses maintain the grand tradition with aplomb. But several other groups have created alternative ways of experiencing and interacting with this art form. Here are WQXR's Top 5 @ 105 Unconventional Opera experiences.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Finding a three-course meal served in time to make an 8pm Lincoln Center curtain can be an arduous task. Our latest Top 5 @ 105 reveals the best pre-concert prix fixe on the Upper West Side.
Monday, February 01, 2010
At the start of the Vancouver Olympic Games, our latest Top 5 @ 105 looks at music inspired by athletic events.
Friday, January 08, 2010
Out with the old and in with the new. Here's a Top 5 @ 105 list of exciting New York debuts and premieres coming up during the spring season.
Monday, December 21, 2009
The holiday season is no longer around the corner, it's here. However, the perfect gift for the classical music lover may not be. Good thing there's still a time to purchase something a little more personal than an Amazon.com gift card or another recording of a Beethoven symphony.