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Adams vs. Glass

Many people would rather watch the world's most famous crocodile wrestler than hear its most famous composer. But given that a stingray killed croc-hunter Steve Irwin last year, it might be time to consider catching Philip Glass' opera Appomattox, which…
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Culture, Stage The Nuclear Option

The Nuclear Option

At a recent press conference for Doctor Atomic, a new opera about the events leading up to the first nuclear test on July 16, 1945, at Los Alamos, N.M., I made the mistake of asking the chief architects of the…
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Music, Boxed Ears

Boxed Ears

A critic once called composer John Adams the Hamlet of contemporary classical music, accusing him of not being able to make up his mind and settle on a specific musical style. It is a charge with which the Berkeley-based Adams…
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Culture, Stage

A Bang and a Whimper

Graffiti murals (commissioned from a pool of street artists) hang like colorful laundry above the Zellerbach Playhouse stage, the front of which is curtained by an oversize rendering of Los Angeles. The Paul Dresher Ensemble, led by conductor Grant Gershon,…
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