When people think of Toni Morrison, who died Monday at 88, the Nobel- and Pulitzer-winning author's novels surely come to mind first. But she also made a splash in classical music, providing the text for a song cycle and an opera. Listen now.
Classically trained 'American Idol' singer Dimitrius Graham had one of the best moments in the show's live season finale Sunday night, absolutely slaying Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' with duet partner Adam Lambert. Watch it now.
May 16, 2019, marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Liberace, the onetime piano prodigy who turned classical music into showy, prime-time entertainment. Let's look back on this remarkable performer.
Tim Conway, who has died at 85, made generations of TV viewers laugh as a fixture on 'The Carol Burnett Show.' That included this hilarious bit as the world's oldest conductor, during an appearance at the Sydney Opera House.
As the music world mourns the passing of tuba virtuoso Sam Pilafian, who has died at 69, we can't help but remember the times when TV legend Fred Rogers visited with the highly regarded instrumentalist and his ensemble, the Empire Brass Quintet.
To celebrate the opening of The ABC of It children's book exhibit at the University of Minnesota, the folks at the U's Kerlan Collection enlisted the help of famous Minnesotans to read 'Goodnight Moon' -- with a classical twist. Hear luminaries such as retired State Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, comedy legend Dudley Riggs and the Suburbs frontman Chan Poling share the bedtime classic, while Minnesota Orchestra cellist Anthony Ross plays Schumann's 'Lullaby.'
As Los Angeles prepares to play New England in Sunday's big football game, we're reminded of their great orchestras, the L.A. Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Which ensemble is better? Listen, and then vote in our musical showdown to see.