Whether you're rolling solo, shacked up with the love of your life, or somewhere in between, New York is not short on ideas for Valentine's Day.
The 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held on February 14 and 15 in Madison Square Garden. But across the street at the Penn-Top Ballroom at the Hotel Pennsylvania on Friday night, the Pre-Westminster Gala Puptials was the center of Midtown West’s canine attention.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's exhibit celebrating the bonsai, Graceful Perseverance, opened this month. WNYC spent an afternoon with the bonsai master behind the branches.
Throughout February, we're honoring Black History Month with selections from the WQXR archives that recognize African American artists. In this 2002 interview, the late host George Jellinek sits down with star mezzo Grace Bumbry.
In honor of Black History Month, we're featuring selections from the WQXR archive with great African American artists. Here the late host George Jellinek reaches into his own vaults for a 1996 RCA Victor-produced interview with Leontyne Price.
The New York Pops and American Airlines announced a new deal that will have the country's largest independent pops orchestra streaming on American's inflight channels.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti sustained "multiple facial and jaw fractures" last week in a fall from the podium. "It's a wait and see situation," said an orchestra spokeswoman.
Chinese New Yorkers continue to ring in the Year of the Rabbitt this week. WNYC asked writers from across culinary China to weigh in with a favorite memory and recipe in celebration of the holiday.
The Apollo Theater announced Wednesday that Stevie Wonder will be inducted into the New York City landmark's Hall of Fame.
The lights have gone down at the Cairo Opera House, one of the African continent's most celebrated venues for classical and contemporary music, as unrest in Egypt continues.
Come in from the cold this weekend as the first-ever New York Chili Fest takes over the Chelsea Market with New York’s top chili-slingers competing for the celebrated Golden Chili Mug.
As diplomats and luminaries gathered last week to honor Chinese president Hu Jintao, they were treated to a performance by Lang Lang -- and a front row seat to perhaps the White House's first classical music controversy.
U.S. diplomat Winston Lord had a nearly four-decade long relationship with China, including a front-row seat to the historic 1972 meeting between Nixon and Mao, the subject of John Adams’ opera Nixon in China. The opera has its Met premiere on Wednesday.
This week, Miami’s New World Symphony unveils its just-completed concert hall, the work of famed architect Frank Gehry. But the facility’s acoustic design, as much as its physical one, will be the focus of concertgoers.
Banks will be shuttered, the post office will be closed, as the nation pauses to mark the 25th Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 17. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite M.L.K. Day offerings this year in New York.
The Met’s new La Traviata signals the retirement of a 1998 production by director Franco Zeffirelli. In this 1983 WQXR broadcast, Zeffirelli discusses his film version of La Traviata, the rich grandeur of opera and the wisdom of “certain liberties.”
Helvetica is one of the world’s most ubiquitous fonts. We read it, stare at it, and pass by it every day. The font is especially prevalent in New York, where the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority uses the commonly seen, round-lettered type in its maps and signs. This week, Massimo Vignelli, the man credited with introducing the font to America and one of the font's staunchest supporters, turned 80.
Can’t get enough of Chopin or Brahms? New research suggests the music you love doesn’t just sound good, it can actually provoke natural chemical reactions in the brain associated with pleasure and positive feeling.
Some 200,000 recordings, including an as-yet unknown volume of classical tracks, are now being transferred from a subterranean storage facility to the Library of Congress, in what the Library has described as "a major gift to the nation."
Raphael Hillyer, a founding violist of the Julliard String Quartet, died on Dec. 27 in Boston. He was 96.