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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KBACH's Theater Critic, Chris Curcio, reviews the production of the Walt Disney cartoon "The Little Mermaid" that he saw at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre on his recent trip to Ivins, Utah.
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If you've ever thought about going back and picking up that old instrument you used to play as a kid, Ari Goldman's book "The Late Starter orchestra" may just give you the inspiration you need to do it.  Goldman, a former new York Times Reporter and Author of the book "The Search For God at Harvard", now teaches Journalism at Columbia, but once upon a time, he was a cellist.  or at least a cello student.  he decides to start playing again, and fins the group of amaeur string players called "The Late Starters Orchestra" that meets every week in an abandoned coat factory in Man

Domingo cancels gigs while healing; Classical Musicians' addiction issues addressed in BBC film;

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

K-BACH February Member of the Month:

Mr. Bob McGinnis