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Putting Bach Back in Christmas

| December 22, 2013

Rather than cheat Christmas by limiting it to December 25, WKCR’s annual BachFest is a 240-hour celebration of the holiday through the music of Johan Sebastian Bach. It’s also a front seat at the Creation.

Loretta Lynn, Just Named Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, at Peabody on Sept. 13

| September 5, 2013

Last month President Obama named Loretta Lynn, alongside Gloria Steinem and Bill Clinton, among others, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The 81-year-old country star will be at Daytona Beach’s Peabody Auditorium for one show on Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Stetson University’s Concert Choir Belts Out Year’s Last Performance April 26

| April 4, 2013

The final performance of the Stetson University Concert Choir in this academic year will be on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., on the DeLand campus.

Ben Webster’s Danny Boy

| January 23, 2013

Ben Webster played with Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, and was overshadowed by the likes of Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young, but only in his lifetime.

So Long, Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)

| December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck died on Dec. 5, a day shy of his 92nd birthday, after helping to repopularize jazz at a time when younger listeners had been trained to the sonic dimensions of the three-minute pop single.

“An Evening With…” Saturday At City Repertory Theatre: The Manic, the Jazzy and the Stately

| May 17, 2012

Manic comic Jonathan Haglund, the Island Duet (Caren and Paul Umbarger) and the Flagler Youth Strings Quartet are combining for “An Evening With…” Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Repertory Theatre at Hollingsworth Gallery in palm Coast. It’s the CRT’s last event of the season.

Jacksonville Symphony in Palm Coast Sunday For Its Annual Pilgrimage to Rhythm of Pops

| April 21, 2012

The Jacksonville Symphony’s pops concert at Town Center is the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s annual gift–well, at $35 a pop–and fund-raiser for an eventual arts center. Some 52 musicians will play works by Copland, Mozart, and Broadway and movie tunes.

Happy 50th: Stetson Celebrates Its Beckerath Organ’s Half Century With 2 Days of Recitals

| October 23, 2011

Stetson University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Beckerath Organ on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, with a series of guest recitals, receptions and talks to be held on Stetson’s DeLand campus.

When the New York Philharmonic Played the Star Spangled Banner in North Korea

| July 4, 2011

In February 2008, the New York Philharmonic was invited to play in the North Korean capital. It was a remarkable concert. The rendition of the American national Anthem was one of its most moving moments.

On Unexpectedly Historic Night, Jacksonville Symphony Celebrates America in Palm Coast

| May 1, 2011

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra lit up the night at Palm Coast’s Town Center Sunday with a tribute to Irving Berlin, John Williams, Aaron Copland and Scott Joplin, among other American greats, in the fifth annual picnic and pops concert produced by the Palm Coast Arts Foundation.

Jacksonville Symphony Pops “Americana Under the Stars” at Palm Coast Concert

| April 28, 2011

Featuring a slew of favorites from Gershwin to Berlin (Irving, that is) to Strauss, the Jacksonville Symphony’s annual pilgrimage to Flagler is the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s signature event and fund-raiser.

Gumbo Humanitarian: Sauce Boss
Crusade for the Poor Blues Up Flagler

| February 12, 2011

Sauce Boss Bill Wharton: a blues-singing, gumbo-cooking humanitarian for the needy feeds the homeless Friday and performs at the Florida Agricultural Museum Saturday in a fundraiser for the museum and the needy. A profile.

The Live Wire Weekend: Kent Sharples’ Latest Folly, Scott Sinking and Panthers Rising

| September 24, 2010

Kent Sharples raids Daytona College fund to pay rock stars, Alex Sink is beating Scott, Obama is not as anti-business as he appears, Dali on “What’s My Line,” and much more.

Smetana’s Fatherland: “The Moldau”

| May 16, 2010

For your Sunday fix: “The Moldau” evokes the power of nature and nationalism as if flows through Smetana’s Czech fatherland.

Hank Williams Wins a Pulitzer

| April 13, 2010

“When a hillbilly sings a crazy song,” Hank Wiliams once said, “he feels crazy. When he sings, “I Laid My Mother Away,” he sees her a-laying right there in the coffin.”

A Chopin Polonaise

| December 8, 2009

“Simplicity is the final achievement,” Chopin said. “After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.”

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