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Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 4)

Weird thing happened today: I created an entry on Genius.com for Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" this morning, and then this afternoon, there were two...

Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 3)

I'm missing the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup finals, the Champions League final, and Wonder Woman opening in the theaters, but the Van Cliburn...

Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 2)

Some things seem to happen reliably once during every Cliburn: I hear piano music in my sleep, someone calls me a moron in the...

Top 5 Shows Fri 6/2-Sun 6/4

1) Here’s some heavy shit for your weekend: Friday night at the Grotto (517 University), celebrate area music fan Jody Porter’s 40th birthday with...

Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 1)

During the off day from the Van Cliburn Competition, I watched Baby Driver, my early candidate for movie of the summer, and USA's under-20...

Van Cliburn Semifinalists Announced

At the end of the quarterfinal round this evening, the field of 20 competitors was cut down to 12 semifinalists. They are: Kenneth Broberg Chen Han Rachel...

Blogging the Cliburn (Quarterfinals Day 1)

As usual, the Van Cliburn Competition runs through Memorial Day. As always, I take a moment to reflect on how cultural events such as...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 4)

The crowd is sparse on Sunday morning, but I don't think it's because the warmth of the last few days has given way to...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 3)

Do you like the program cover for this year's Cliburn? I get these books each time, and over the two weeks or so of...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 2)

People are protesting police racism right now outside Bass Hall as I write these words. Four people, to be exact, which is kinda sad....