This year, New York City Pride Week will have even greater significance, as history gets made at the world-famous Carnegie Hall auditorium. Tona Brown, a gifted classical violinist and mezzo-soprano vocalist, will step out onto the stage of the Weill Recital Hall on June 25, and become the first African-American transgender woman to perform at […]
There are many special moments in America’s civil rights movement that are periodically celebrated including Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in professional baseball, Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech as part of the historic March on Washington.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a media watchdog organization dedicated to the positive depiction of the LGBT community in contemporary American media, has joined a fundraising campaign to bring gifted, accomplished vocalist and violinist Tona Brown to Carnegie Hall in New York City, for an historic concert performance this summer.
Classical pianist Van Cliburn died February 27 at age 78 (born July 12, 1934). The legendary performer was only 23 years old when he captured the world’s attention by winning the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. In addition to performing decades of concerts and recording numerous albums, he fostered the careers of young artists by […]
CHICAGO, Illinois – A group of young people walk down the streets of Chicago, broad grins on their faces. They have good reason to be happy: the ovations received by their repertoire of Latin American music when they played in the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela still echo in their ears. By Humberto Márquez […]
America’s most celebrated and influential African-American and Latino youth orchestra ensemble, the Sphinx Virtuosi, is teaming up with the beloved Chicago Children’s Choir for a one-night performance on October 4 at 7:30 p.m. This is a fun, fresh, diverse music program the whole family will enjoy. This edition of the work commissioned for Sphinx Virtuosi, […]
Somalia’s national theatre has reopened in Mogadishu, more than 20 years after it last shut its doors. The event was marked with the showing of a local play, traditional music and comedy performances for an audience of around 1,000 people. The theatre closed in the early 1990s as Somalia descended into civil war and the […]