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'Behold': Moondog With A French Twist

April 22, 2016

With his long beard, homemade horned helmet, flowing cloak and spear, he was known as the Viking of Sixth Avenue. He was born Louis Thomas Hardin in Marysville, Kan. in 1916 and later called himself Moondog.

Courtesy of The Burnam Family

Babyland Suite: A Father's Symphonic Tribute

April 22, 2016 | Steve Milne

This weekend, two Sacramento sisters born in the 1930s will finally get to hear a live performance of a symphony written for them by their father. The Central Valley Youth Symphony will be playing the "Babyland Suite" by composer David Burnam.

Young Musicians Blossom In Baltimore's OrchKids Program

April 4, 2016

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 100th birthday earlier this year. In a performance of Ravel's Boléro, the orchestra presented a few members of a new generation of players eager to take the music into a new century.

The Show-Stopping Singing Of Javier Camarena

March 28, 2016

The Mexican tenor has, for the third time, commanded such a tremendous response from the Metropolitan Opera audience that an encore had to be sung during a production.