July 26, 2012 |
While electronic dance music festivals are making big inroads in the U.S., numbers for Belgium's Tomorrowland are off the charts. Back in April, some 2 million electronic dance music fans were sadly turned away while trying to secure tickets to Belgium's much-adored three-day music festival. At one point, the sheer volume of panicked buyers put the ticketing site on tilt - quickly registering more than 100 million clicks - from consumers desperately refreshing their browsers. But just like that, in a matter of seconds, 180,000 tickets had sold out. Boom, indeed.
March 31, 2002
It is difficult to decide if Mark Swed's Perspective ("A Question for Passover," March 24) is a review of a concert featuring Ernst Toch's "Cantata of the Bitter Herbs" or an essay about all he might know about religious music, Middle East politics and synagogue artistic commissions. Swed started with the thesis that very little Passover music had been written, and wandered far and wide among the works honoring Christian themes by Bach, Handel, Golijov and Wagner. Setting aside Swed's woeful lack of knowledge about the purpose of a Seder (which means "Order")