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1996 Stories by Laurel Ornish

Archives: 1997 | 1996
  • Musical conquistador

    published November 14, 1996

    Grover Wilkins hadn't intended to make musical history. He was happy with his life: conducting avant-garde 20th-century music in Pittsburgh and in... More >>

  • Rising star

    published November 7, 1996

    American mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves is the hot Carmen right now, and for the next two weeks, she belongs to the Dallas Opera. It was one year... More >>

  • Not so Mickey Mouse

    published October 31, 1996

    "Mouseketeers' roll call, sound off now! Karen! Cubby! Annette! Sharon! Lonnie! Bobby...!" Who of the TV generation was not indelibly... More >>

  • The soul of the land

    published August 22, 1996

    The late Andres Segovia--the artist who almost single-handedly popularized classical guitar as a concert instrument in the 20th century--had only... More >>

  • Leader of the band

    published July 25, 1996

    For Dallas Symphony music director Andrew Litton, a really good night at the Meyerson is a capacity crowd of 2,064. Imagine putting on your tux,... More >>

  • Girls school

    published July 11, 1996

    Women in jazz: Those words conjure up images of Ella Fitzgerald, Diane Schuur, and Sarah Vaughan--talented, but usually just standing at a... More >>

  • Billy Bigelow revisited

    published June 20, 1996

    John Raitt never wore roller skates on stage; he never wore a cat suit or a silly half-face mask, but then again, he was a star on Broadway when... More >>

Archives: 1997 | 1996