Young Minn. Opera maestro is man on the move Michael Christie is a maestro on the move.
At 38, he's the music director of the Minnesota Opera, one of the nation's top companies. He's also wrapping up eight years as music director of the Phoenix Symphony, leads the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, guest-conducts orchestras around the world, and last year was on the cover of Opera News magazine, which in the opera world is like being the cover model on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.April 21, 2013
Jazz trio Triose aims for 'good, not complicated,' music A big challenge for today's jazz musicians is how to create new music without overwhelming listeners with inaccessible pieces. The Twin Cities group Triose has found its way by playing aiming to play good music that's not too complicated. Triose has two performances scheduled in the area this week.April 3, 2013
War of words heats up after SPCO musicans vote The relative quiet after Monday night's announcement that locked-out musicians of the St. Paul Chamber orchestra had voted to reject management's latest contract proposal has preceded a storm of reaction Tuesday.April 2, 2013
Simon and Garfunkel song among those to be preserved Simon and Garfunkel's song "Sounds of Silence," which was written amid the turmoil following President John F. Kennedy's assassination, will join Chubby Checker's 1960s dance hit "The Twist" as two of 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.March 24, 2013
The 'Girl Who Got Away': Dido gets free Since her 1999 debut hit, "Here With Me," Dido has sold nearly 30 million albums and been nominated for an Oscar -- but the British singer-songwriter wasn't always at center stage. Dido speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about making "Girl Who Got Away" and the role music has played in her life.March 24, 2013
Interview: Rita Moreno on Anita, awards and accents Rita Moreno is one of a handful of performers to have won all of the prestigious show business awards; an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Tony, a couple of Emmys and a Grammy. At 81, she's telling the story of her remarkable life and career in "Rita Moreno," a new memoir.March 10, 2013
Grammy Awards voters spread the love all around Mumford & Sons' "Babel'' has won the Grammy for album of the year, while Gotye won record of the year for "Somebody That I Used to Know." Fun. won two major awards, winning song of the year for the transcendent anthem "We Are Young,'' and best new artist.February 10, 2013