Category Archives: Beethoven

Lang Lang: Feel the Love

By Victoria Looseleaf He’s got both his groupies and garden-variety fans – as well as the whole world (or most of it, in any case) – in his precious hands: those hands that plunk out everything from Mozart, Rachmaninoff and … Continue reading

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Fonda The Fabulous

By Victoria Looseleaf She’s got a pair of Oscars, she’s topped the New York Times best-seller list more than once, and she spearheaded a fitness revolution in the 1980’s, not to mention her cred as both sex kitten and long-time … Continue reading

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The Dude Abides

By Victoria Looseleaf Move over, Jeff Bridges, there’s a new guy in town. Okay, he’s been here a coupla years already, but he still rocks. Indeed, for those who aren’t yet familiar with Gustavo Dudamel, the Venezuelan-born hotshot music director … Continue reading

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On Queers, Harps, and Hanging On

Dances with Harps, featuring Ellen Barnaby (background), Johnni Durango, and composer/harpist Zeena Parkins (in profile). Photo by Frank Mullaney. By Victoria Looseleaf For those of you following me on Facebook and Twitter, you know that I’ve had blood clots in … Continue reading

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