Weekly Update

MONTEREYcecile_mclorin_salvant_pr190_300dpirgb_(c)john_abbott JAZZ FESTIVAL’S 57TH SEASON THIS WEEKEND

Veterans including Herbie Hancock, Michael Feinstein, Charles Lloyd, Booker T Jones and Billy Childs, plus Cecile McLorin Salvant (photo by John Abbott). Details and link on our Calendar page.

FROM NASHVILLE TO MONTEREY

The Old Crow Medicine Show takes the stage of Monterey’s Golden State Theater Friday night. Click on our Calendar page for details and link. You know who you are.

ALAN MOORE FINISHES MILLION-WORD NOVEL

Author of V for Vendetta finishes Jerusalem, the novel he began in 2008. Click HERE.

CAN DANCE ADDRESS THE ISRAEL/PALESTINE DIVIDE?

Dancer, choreographer, blogger, “dance addict” Wendy Perron argues the point intensely. Click HERE.

HAN-NA CHANThe NationalG TRIUMPHS AT BBC PROMS THEN QUITS HER JOB

The former cello prodigy from Seoul accepted the music directorship of the new Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra one year ago, scored a huge success in London, then quit over “irreconcilable artistic differences” with management. Click HERE.

You still have an opportunity to listen to her remarkable performance with the QPO at the Royal Albert Hall of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Click HERE.

PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLEfarkhad

Meet Farkhad Khudyev, music director of Youth Music Monterey and a former violin prodigy from Turkmenistan. Click HERE.

THEATER REVIEW

Philip Pearce weighs in on The Arsonists at The Western Stage. Click HERE.

Scott MacClelland, editor