The Metropolitan Opera recrafts the comedic libretto Falstaff featuring sophisticated, yet economical, musical dialogue and an impressive ensemble cast.

ARTS Pick: Falstaff

Brilliant orchestration and dastardly deception punctuate Verdi’s Falstaff, the seminal composer’s final opera. The action streams live in HD and stars Ambrogio Maestri as the fabulous fat knight Sir John Falstaff from Shakespeare’s Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Met’s first new production of the piece in nearly 50 years. Wealthy […]

ARTS Pick: Blacko Da Rappa

ARTS Pick: Blacko Da Rappa

Dig into your closet for your best throwback attire, and rehearse your Fresh Prince rap. Magnus Music and Wild Boyz Entertainment kick off 2014 with a hip-hop and go-go celebration of local musician Blacko Da Rappa’s 32nd birthday. A cash prize will be awarded to the best retro look, so don’t be afraid to get […]

Local bluesman Eli Cook goes boldly into legendary guitarist territory at the Jefferson.

ARTS Pick: Eli Cook and Ian Gilliam & The Fire Kings

Local blues prodigy Eli Cook and genre melders Ian Gilliam & The Fire Kings revive one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most revered guitarists in Bold As Love, a tribute to the psychedelic blues rock of Jimi Hendrix. Cook has mastered an exhaustive repertoire of flawless note-for-note covers of Hendrix’s iconic hits and deep cuts. The double bill, […]