The Pop Culture Philosopher

Dangerous Music

  Parisian audiences famously rioted at the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.  Although often cited as evidence that the audience simply didn’t understand what they were hearing, the opposite is arguably true –they...

Alt Classical: Cover Tunes

Nothing Else Matters – Apocalyptica (Metallica) When I was a child, my parents listened almost exclusively to classical music –it was years before I realized their radio could tune in other stations!  As I...

Black Orchid Trio

Performing Arts Showcase

The 2014 Columbus Invitational Arts Competition’s Performing Arts Showcase is this Saturday, August 23rd, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center 549 Franklin Avenue, 7-9pm.  The Columbus Invitational (CIAC) is in its third year of...