Michael Levin

Michael Levin is a News Columnist at Grit Daily.

Warner Bros. to Release 17 Never-Before-Seen Cartoons During the Boston Pops In Honor of Bugs Bunny’s 80th Anniversary

The ageless wonder Bugs Bunny amazingly turns 80 next summer, and in Boston, the celebration begins with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall for three cartoon-filled shows on December 28 and 29. For 30 years now, George Daugherty has brought Bugs Bunny to life, explaining and conducting the scores of Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes cartoons as diverse as the Hollywood Bowl, where some of the cartoons are situated, Lincoln Center, the Kremlin, China, and, of course, Boston’s famous Boston Pops...

Need A Burst Of Youthful Musical Energy? Meet Marilyn Maye, 92 Years Young

For singer Marilyn Maye at 92, age isn’t just a number.  In fact, it has nothing to do with anything. The chanteuse, who has performed regularly since childhood, continues to perform the Great American Songbook standards and other favorites songs at venues crisscrossing the country as if she were decades younger. She also offers master classes towards singers, which can stretch on for as long as five hours. Shouldn’t she be slowing down by now? “I’m a singer,” she says matter-of-factly....

Love Christmas Songs? Good News is That Rob Kapilow Is Comin’ To Town

Here’s a unique early Christmas or Chanukah present you can give your family — a hugely enjoyable and extremely surprising afternoon where you will discover that many of the most beloved Christmas songs of all time were actually composed by Jews. Rob Kapilow returns to Boston’s Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory on Sunday, December 8th at 3 p.m. for a program called “What Makes It Great?—Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas.” The songs are already in everyone’s heads—”It’s the Most...

“Freedom To Be The Devil” — Pianist Yuja Wang Returns To Symphony Hall

Years ago, there was an ad for speakers whose sound was so powerful that the person listening to the music was literally getting blown out of the room. That may be the experience of East Coast music lovers when the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with piano soloist Yuja Wang, performs a new concerto by American composer John Adams.  The concerts take place in Boston, at Symphony Hall on November 23rd, under the auspices of the Celebrity Series, and then in New York’s Lincoln Center on November...

Legal Thriller Author Pamela Samuels Young — Sometimes The Subject Chooses You

Legal thrillers are usually thought of as escapist reading. A new novel by attorney Pamela Samuels Young offers that and more. Pamela Samuels Young is regarded as one of America’s top African-American authors of legal thrillers, having penned 14 books over a 20-year writing career. Her work has received numerous awards, most notably the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction for her thriller Anybody’s Daughter. In an interview about her new novel, Failure to Protect, released in October,...

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