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Courtesy of Lisa Batiashvili

Georgian-born violinist Lisa Batiashvili is usually on the move, soloing with orchestras around the world. But since March she’s has been at home with her family in Germany and France. In this TIME IN interview, she talks about the pleasures of re-creating family recipes for her husband and children, playing chamber music with friends, and finding time for yoga and meditation amongst other things.

Jack Bradley Collection, Louis Armstrong House Museum

Describing Louis Armstrong biographer Ricky Riccardi as merely enthusiastic about Satchmo would be a gross understatement. It’s easier to say he’s dedicated his professional career to setting—and resetting—Armstrong’s historic life to record.

University of Pennsylvania: Marian Anderson Collection of Photographs, 1898-1992

One of America’s most admired civil rights icons, though she disliked the label, wasn’t a political or religious figure—she was a singer with a “rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty," in the words of opera critic Alan Blyth. She was Marian Anderson (1897-1993), and she called Philadelphia home. 

As leader of the internationally acclaimed Opera Philadelphia, David Devan is accustomed to an incredibly busy schedule with frequent travel and hosting cast parties, donor events, and other large gatherings in his Philadelphia loft.

It's a first: this Saturday, June 20th, a local luminary will be serving up musical shots with me in the Classical Coffeehouse. Be sure to tune in as we celebrate Father’s Day weekend on WRTI with David Kim—concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, a devoted dad, and a longtime family friend of mine. What an honor to welcome him to the show!

I'm here to pay my respects. It’s a crisp, fall late morning when we file into the Academy of Music, its red velvet seats filling up with people. 

Jan Regan/The Philadelphia Orchestra

Shortly after arriving in Tel Aviv, four musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra, accompanied by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, visited Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, translated as "Oasis of Peace"— a cooperative community founded by Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel.

2012 Detroit Jazz Festival Photo Highlights

Sep 21, 2012
Jeff Duperon

WRTI's Jeff Duperon attended the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival.  The 33rd year of the event, presented by Chrysler, featured a one-of-a-kind lineup of today’s greatest jazz performers. The performers at this year’s Festival have been nominated for, and won, more than 200 Grammy Awards, composed film scores, and traveled the world to perform.

Here is the 2012 line-up.