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6 Easy Steps to Finding a New Instrument

If you or your child have a passion for music — or even a mild curiosity — there is no better time to seize the day.

In Their Own Words: Inspiring and evocative quotes from classical artists who died in 2019 

2019 was a year of great loss in the worlds of classical music and the arts. WFMT commemorates and celebrates the lives of these artists as they speak directly to us.

Estefans: Immigration debate has fueled reaction to musical

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria and Emilio Estefan credit President Donald Trump with boosting audience enthusiasm for their stage musical On Your Feet! As the immigration debate has heated up, so have audiences’ reactions to scenes in new stage musical that spins around two immigrants, the Grammy winners said in a recent interview. On Your Feet! tells the story of ...

Spears, Smith to write ‘Castor and Patience’ for Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Composer Gregory Spears and U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith have been commissioned by the Cincinnati Opera to write Castor and Patience, a story of black cousins in the American South who disagree about the future of land they inherited. The company said Tuesday that the work will premiere at the Corbett Theater in July 2020. Smith’s ...

Tchaikovsky Memorial to Be Installed in the Heart of Chicago’s Boystown

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will be honored with a memorial exhibit as part of the Legacy Walk, Chicago’s outdoor LGBTQ history museum. Located along 3245–3705 Halsted Street in the heart of Boystown, the museum features rainbow pylons with biographical plaques that honor the diverse contributions of LGBTQ people. From any smartphone, visitors can access videos, study guides, and other resources ...