Arts and Culture

We all have our routine, things we have to do everyday… things we HAVE to do for the Holidays. For many conductors the holidays mean endless performances of “Nutcracker” or "Messiah." Some tire of the performances but Michael Christie returns to lead the Phoenix Symphony for five performances of Handel’s “Messiah” this week, starting this evening at Mesa Arts Center. Sterling Beeaff sat down with Christie and found out that for HIM this is a labor of love…
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K-BACH Theater Critic Chris Curcio reviews the Actors Theatre production of Sandy Rustin Fleischer’s “The Cottage” that looks at three couples who are all friends. None of the people are happy with their chosen spouses and they all want to bed one of their friends’ partners. Chris assesses the effectiveness of the staging and discusses the play’s message.
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The KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for June/July is the new novel "Song of the Shank" by Jeffrey Renard Allen based on the true story of 19th-century African-American Musical Savant Tom Wiggins, aka "Blind Tom". "An engrossing read based on an incredible but true story"... --Randy Kinkel, KBACH

Philip Smith Retires from NYP; Chord Progression spans centuries;

Community Engagements
KBACH February Member of the Month: Mr. Bob McGinnis

K-BACH February Member of the Month:

Mr. Bob McGinnis