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Top Spring Jazz Performances

Top Spring Jazz Performances

Compiled by Staff   Cecile McLorin Salvant Presented by Virginia Arts Festival April 9 Robin Hixon Theater Classically trained, this award-winning jazz vocalist has seized the imagination of the audience with her “resoundingly eloquent” voice — “whether growling the blues or barely breathing, Salvant has inbuilt swing, an actor’s stagecraft, an instrumentalist’s precision…jazz-informed artistry of

Top Spring Musical Theater Performances

Compiled by Staff   Turandot Virginia Opera March 17, 19, 21 Based on an ancient fable set in China, this story of the legendary Princess Turandot, so desirable that men risked their heads for her hand in marriage, weaves the quest for love with the ultimate consequences. From the opening moments of Puccini’s extravagant and

Top Spring Classical Music Performances

Compiled by Staff   tenThing Presented by Virginia Arts Festival March 23 Attucks Theatre Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has won rave reviews in recital and headlining orchestra concerts from the BBC Proms to Carnegie Hall. She also leads a unique all-female, ten-member ensemble of brass players in transcriptions of the classics that reveal new

Top Spring Dance Performances

Compiled by Staff   Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Swan Lake Presented by Virginia Arts Festival March 31 – April 2 Chrysler Hall Granted its “Royal” title in 1953 by the just-crowned Queen Elizabeth II, this legendary troupe is one of the world’s oldest premier dance companies and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North

The Music of Democracy

By Tom Robotham   It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… ~ Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.   The day after the Women’s March on Washington, a man I know was asked by a mutual friend why he’d gone. “For my daughter,” he said. Fair enough. I went

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