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Orchestra of St. Luke’s to play on Staten Island on Saturday

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, one of the city’s celebrated classical ensembles, may have solved problem of attracting new audiences.
The strategy is: Give people a taste for free, attach a worthy cause to the concert, and offer homemade ice-cream sandwiches… Read More >

Mariinsky Theatre

For more than two centuries the Mariinsky Theatre has been presenting the world with a plethora of great artistes: the outstanding bass and founding father of the Russian operatic performing school Osip Petrov served here; this is where such great singers as Fyodor Chaliapin, Ivan Yershov, Medea… Read More >

Martha Graham Dance Company’s Political Dance Project: Old times feel like ours

NEW YORK — What might a BP oil-spill dance look like? Or an I-was-gouged-by-Bernie-Madoff solo? The recession expression, in movement?
Maybe we’ll never know. Maybe that’s a good thing. But 80 years ago, when a financial crisis and an environmental disaster captured… Read More >

Martha Graham Dancers Return to the Stage

Tuesday night at New York’s Joyce Theater, the Martha Graham Dance Company begins its first official season in almost three years. After a long legal battle over the rights to the late Martha Graham’s dances, the company she founded won the rights to the majority of her choreography and… Read More >

Abigail Washburn’s new album provides ‘Refuge’ for music lovers

BY JIM FARBER
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
It’s no simple thing to find a fresh angle on a well-aged sound. But Abigail Washburn pulls that trick off with seeming ease in her music.
Washburn, a traditional banjo player and singer, has significant roots in classic… Read More >