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Paramount Theatre announces new executive leadership

The story of the recession-era concert venue is usually one of declining proceeds and anxious belt-tightening. The same is true for the recession-era nonprofit, and the Paramount Theater is both. When the refurbished 1930s movie palace announced its new leadership at a press conference last week, recently hired Executive Director Chris Eure held that she […]

Stephan Said brings it all back home

Stephan Said brings it all back home

When the first wave of protestors took to Zuccotti Park in mid-September, few could have predicted that the Occupy Wall Street movement would soon spread throughout the globe, but Iraqi-American singer-songwriter Stephan Said can claim some prescience on that front. Said’s sixth album, Difrent, released on September 20 on his own Universal Hobo Records, has […]

The holy rites of St. Vincent

The holy rites of St. Vincent

The weather on Mt. St. Vincent is ruled by inconstant winds. In the songs that Annie Clark makes as St. Vincent, somber verses are never more than a lyrical twist away from sardonic, and anxiety seethes at the edges of even the most cheerful baroque pop moments. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark, known onstage as […]

First fiddle

First fiddle

American violinist Hilary Hahn has been a mainstay of the celebrity-soloist circuit since 1991, when she made her major orchestral debut at the age of 15. Over the last decade, Hahn has twice been awarded the Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra, and in 2010, a piece she commissioned from composer Jennifer Hidgon […]