Category: Features

May 13, 2019 / Features

Given the hatred that continually blisters relations between Muslims, Christians and Jews, Goran Bregovic could have been forgiven for making his most recent album, which partly addresses the musical cultures of those three religions, one of laments. In fact the mood of Three Letters from Sarajevo is mostly celebratory, but…

April 21, 2019 / Features

When he was 13, back in 1969, Jerry Douglas met his hero, Josh Graves, then the most acclaimed player of the Dobro resonator guitar in bluegrass music. Douglas, who now wears that mantle, himself, not just in bluegrass, but across all idioms, was at a summer camp, and Graves who…

February 22, 2019 / Features

Given his stature and breadth of career, it’s remarkable that Hugo Weaving has never performed any play from the great canon of 20th-century American works. That’s about to change when he inhabits the larger-than-life character of Big Daddy in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (STC, Roslyn Packer…