Monthly Archives: August 2011

Local Guitar Maker Shares His Craft

LISTEN In 1974, Robert Carbonaro wandered into a San Francisco guitar shop in which the proprietors were holding guitar making classes. He signed up and never looked back. Today, Robert makes custom guitars out of his Santa Barbara home studio, … Continue reading

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Italian Opera in Crisis: A Conversation with The New Yorker’s Alex Ross

LISTEN: Alex Ross, Part 1 LISTEN: Alex Ross, Part 2 The Italian government recently proposed a 37% funding cut to the arts, a sum which many believe would have decimated the industry, in particular the country’s 14 official opera houses. … Continue reading

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