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    Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge celebrated with performance

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    Cellphones in a classical music concert?

    Cellphones in a classical music concert?

    LiveNote, a symphony app allowing concertgoers to follow, is the latest attempt to use tech to grow audience.

    Arts groups hire in-house journalists to reach audiences

    Arts groups hire in-house journalists to reach audiences

    Media portals and story feeds strengthen patrons’ knowledge and build stronger relationships.

    Dueling Magna Cartas in D.C.

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    Performers making bare-bones backstage more welcoming

    Performers making bare-bones backstage more welcoming

    Space in the dressing room is tight, but some actors manage to personalize it.

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard on taking time off for Bach

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard on taking time off for Bach

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    A legend in stone, carved courageously

    A legend in stone, carved courageously

    Isamu Noguchi’s bust of Ginger Rogers is on display with a letter he wrote from an internment camp.

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    Elsa Schiaparelli, after a fashion

    Elsa Schiaparelli, after a fashion

    Fact-laden biography gives little insight into the woman and even less into her designs.

    South African opera star plans a recital in D.C.

    South African opera star plans a recital in D.C.

    Soprano Pretty Yende’s program will include pieces by Donizetti, Debussy, and a zarzuela composer.

    70 years blooming: Martha Graham’s ‘Appalachian Spring’

    70 years blooming: Martha Graham’s ‘Appalachian Spring’

    The namesake troupe of the innovative dancer and choreographer performs a classic on Friday at GMU.

    In the galleries: Collages that zig and zag at Adah Rose

    In the galleries: Collages that zig and zag at Adah Rose

    Line is key to Alan Steele’s work, which evokes early-20th-century graphic design.

    Ten famously delayed rap albums

    Ten famously delayed rap albums

    A lot can happen between signing with a label and releasing a record.

    New age of hip-hop: Innovate or die

    New age of hip-hop: Innovate or die

    With record sales at historic lows, artists must diversify for a chance at signing with a major label.

    Memorable night of music-making at Strathmore Hall

    Memorable night of music-making at Strathmore Hall

    BSO principal trumpet Andrew Balio found just the right tone of cool detachment and dry wit.

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    Trailer: 'Before I Go To Sleep'

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    Date Lab: Max and Amy

    Date Lab: Max and Amy

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    Amy Poehler in animated alpaca form explains income inequality

    Amy Poehler in animated alpaca form explains income inequality

    A 'My Little Pony' parody, featuring Amy Poehler as an animated alapaca, explains income inequality.
    Turning cauliflower into ‘rice’

    Turning cauliflower into ‘rice’

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    Bach: 'Cello Suite No.1'

    Bach: 'Cello Suite No.1'

    Thomas Auner performs the prelude of Bach's "Cello Suite No.1" in G major.

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