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  • Debussy Riot: Top 10 in Classical

    Debussy Riot: Top 10 in Classical
    Creating a top 10 albums list for classical music is a rather odd task. Reviewing a year’s releases isn’t an accurate way of reviewing the best things that have happened in classical music that year. One of the best things I heard this year was the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s world premiere of Nicolas Campogrande’s “Urban Gardens for Piano and Orchestra” in September, but no matter how much I long to listen to the jazz-inspired concerto again, there is no recording of it. Another one of my favorite performances was the Baltimore Symphony’s incredible “Bernstein & Beethoven” concert last month—although luckily for those who missed it, the BSO recorded the concert for an upcoming CD, and I’m certain that will be a top contender on a future top 10 list. Until then, here’s a list of the recordings that I found particularly gorgeous or memorable or intellectually interesting as I began my foray into classical-music criticism this year.
  • This Week in Alts: Chef Sean Brock on 'Heritage,' the dogs of search and rescue, and more

    This Week in Alts: Chef Sean Brock on 'Heritage,' the dogs of search and rescue, and more
    LA Weekly, "Sean Brock on Chefs as Academics, Southern Food and His New Cookbook Heritage" Sean Brock is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef based in South Carolina whose cookbook, "Heritage," which came out in October of this year, made it onto...

    Weekly Calendar

    CLUBS/CONCERTS Wednesday 10  Bertha’s. Whale Show. The Birchmere. Aaron Neville Quintet. Cat’s Eye Pub. Muleman Band. Creme Restaurant and Lounge. Live jazz. The 8x10. Alan Evan’s Playonbrother, Elephant Wrecking Ball. The...

    Field Tripping: A critical look at the BMA's American wing

    I’ve lived within spitting distance of the Baltimore Museum of Art since moving to the city, but somehow, in spite of the part where it’s free, has bathrooms, and is a very short bike ride away, I’ve never spent much time there. I don&...

    Holiday Calendar

    Holiday Calendar
    Stage Burlesque-a-Pades: A Christmas Shimmy. New York City’s touring burlesque revue brings sexy holiday cheer with a Dickens-inspired production featuring illusionist and comedian Albert Cadabra, dance group The Maine Attraction, and more. Dec....