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Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinal Round, Days 1-2)

This year, the Van Cliburn has dispensed with its chamber music requirement. I would have liked to see it kept with an expanded repertoire,...

Blogging the Cliburn (Second Round, Day 2)

As I promised, I went back and listened to the first-round recitals of the two second-rounders that I missed, and I found something to...

Blogging the Cliburn (Second Round, Day 1)

Here’s the soccer update I promised yesterday: Wales ended Ukraine’s World Cup dream with a 1-0 victory in Cardiff. On one hand, I’m sad...

Blogging the Cliburn (First Round, Day 3)

The Van Cliburn Competition started out at TCU and took place there for decades before Bass Hall was built. It makes sense that the...

Blogging the Cliburn (First Round, Day 2)

Even with the appearance of Clayton Stephenson at the start of this morning, I can still count the number of Black pianists I’ve seen...

Blogging the Cliburn (First Round, Day 1)

Hello there. I’m back covering the Van Cliburn Competition for the sixth time. I will be covering most of the early rounds from home,...

Abortion Fundraiser at Tulips Tomorrow/Wednesday

Here to Stay will host a benefit show/market at Tulips FTW from 6 to 11pm tomorrow (Wed). People can peruse art from 20 different vendors,...

Van Cliburn Competitors Announced

The backdrop of one country's war crimes has now set us up for the most interesting Van Cliburn Competition in decades, if not necessarily...

Russian Pianists Allowed to Play at Van Cliburn Competition

Hoo boy. Last week’s Russian invasion of Ukraine came at a parlous time for the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, which is holding its screening...

Concert Review: NOT STOCK w/Riverboat Gamblers, A Giant Dog, Uncle Toasty,...

Tulips hosted a wild night of punk ferocity Saturday. NOT STOCK, named in honor of the annual stock show and rodeo taking place a...