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How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Became a Battle Cry for Musicians Seeking Royalties
The song “Respect” helped Aretha Franklin soar to fame and became an anthem for the women’s rights movement. But radio royalties for the song went to its writer, Otis Redding. Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:14:09 GMT
The Playlist: Ariana Grande Shows Her Heart, and 8 More New Songs
Hear tracks from Cat Power, Janet Jackson, Doja Cat and others. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:58:40 GMT
Aretha’s Operatic Triumph: The Week in Classical Music
Remembering Ms. Franklin’s last-minute substitution for Luciano Pavarotti at the Grammy Awards was a highlight of the week. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:25:15 GMT
‘Amazing Grace’: How Aretha Franklin Took Us All to Church
Recorded at a Baptist church in South Los Angeles in 1972, the album is an artist reaching another level. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:56:20 GMT
Aretha Franklin: The Artist We Knew, and the Woman We Didn’t
The Queen of Soul leaves a towering legacy. How will we remember her? Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:48:56 GMT
BBC
Latest Classical Reviews
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonatas (violin: Leonidas Kavakos, piano: Enrico Pace)
This joyous set of Beethoven's sonatas takes its place among the very best. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Septem verba a Christo (Sophie Karthaüser, Christophe Dumaux, Julien Behr, Konstantin Wolff, Academie für Alte Musik Berlin/Rene Jacobs)
In its own way, the Seven Words of Christ is just as sublime as the Stabat Mater. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures, Sarcasms & Visions (feat. piano: Steven Osborne)
This sensitive, dynamic recording is a joy, and may even constitute a revelation. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Franz Schubert - Schubert Edition Vol. 7: Erlkönig (baritone: Matthias Goerne; piano: Andreas Haefliger)
The pair exhibits a refined style on these illuminating performances. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Benjamin Britten - The Rape of Lucretia (conductor: Oliver Knussen; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)
A deeply affecting experience that ought to win the opera many new admirers. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
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Remember the Members: Parsing Max Hollein’s Letter to Metropolitan Museum’s Most Devoted Fans
Smart is the adjective that always crops up when people describe Max Hollein, the Metropolitan Museum’s new director. Yesterday, he made one of his first smart moves by issuing a detailed letter to Met members. Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:31:39 +0000
Bernstein at Brevard — Take Two: The Artist and Politics
The Bernstein Centenary celebration at the Brevard Music Festival last month was multi-faceted. I was invited to explore the Bernstein story for a week with Brevard’s exceptional high school orchestra. Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:29:06 +0000
Excavate, Reassemble, Create
What? My name listed in the Jacob’s Pillow program among the twenty-four people whom Netta Jerushalmy was gracious enough to thank for the “insights” they contributed to her Paramodernities? Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:25:55 +0000
Can we call someone “pretty”?
The seventeenth episode of Three on the Aisle, the twice-monthly podcast in which Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli, and I talk about theater in America, is now available on line for listening or downloading. Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:15:02 +0000
Controversial: Where Our Speech Patterns Come From
Tracing the linguistic path of mmhmm, and many other words commonly used today, from West Africa to the U.S. South is difficult, is riddled with controversy — and experts say it has lingering effects on how the speech of African-Americans is perceived. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:12:56 +0000
New York Times
Jazz
The Playlist: Ariana Grande Shows Her Heart, and 8 More New Songs
Hear tracks from Cat Power, Janet Jackson, Doja Cat and others. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:58:40 GMT
12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:00:05 GMT
Morgana King, Jazz Singer and ‘Godfather’ Actor, Is Dead at 87
A well-regarded singing career brought her some fame, but probably not as much as her small part as Vito Corleone’s wife. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:13:20 GMT
A Case for the New Jazz Sound That Will Inspire Playlists
In “Playing Changes,” Nate Chinen argues that we’re living in a brilliant new phase of jazz, and offers an annotated guide to his favorite performers. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:27:29 GMT
The Playlist: Cher Covers Abba (Again!), and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks from Travis Scott, Aphex Twin, Big Freedia and others. Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:22:52 GMT
BBC
Latest Jazz & Blues Reviews
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias
The most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Kyle Eastwood - The View From Here
Eastwood’s finest album to date, with a timeless quality. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Erik Truffaz Quartet - El Tiempo de la Revolucion
Truffaz remains one of the most consistently creative trumpeters around. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
The James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute
Hunter’s latest cuts recall the golden ages of soul and blues. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Marius Neset - Birds
An engrossing, beautifully produced album from a player and composer to watch. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Playbill News
Look Back at Highlights of Moulin Rouge! as Its Boston Run Ends
The stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film plays its final performance at the Colonial Theatre August 19.
Spend a Two-Show Day in Two Different Shows With Kevin Zak at DR2 Theatre
See what it's like to do a double-duty day in Neurosis and R.R.R.E.D Off-Broadway.
Lesli Margherita, Jenna Leigh Green, and Kristy Cates Join 54 Sings Pink Tribute Concerts
The August 19 concerts will also feature Annie Golden, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Marcy Harriell, and more.
Center Theatre Group Launches Free Ticket Initiative for Young Theatregoers
The Los Angeles company will launch the FreePlay program with the West Coast premieres of Sweat and School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play.
Musical America Blogs
THE ARTIST VISA UPDATE FROM HELL as of July 17, 2018
By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq., Robyn Guilliams, Esq., and Christopher Dowley, Esq. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer…because we are just about the ruin it. So be prepared for some serious sunburn, chiggers, sand fleas, and food poisoning as we give you the latest updates:     I.    NEW USCIS POLICY ALLOWS VISA PETITIONS […] Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:01:23 +0000
Two Public Relations Failures
By: Frank Cadenhead Published April 25, 2018 The Hamburg State Opera is suffering a public-relations disaster and it is clearly self-inflicted. When they decided that the popular French soprano Julie Fuchs could not perform the role of Pamina in their production because she was four months pregnant, somebody must have know that this decision would […] Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:18:27 +0000
Some Good News for the Paris Opéra.
By: Frank Cadenhead There is good news from the Paris Opéra which might somewhat offset the dismal recent news on this site of sexual harassment and alleged poor management of the Opéra’s world-renowned ballet company. That bad news might go someway to explain the early departure of Benjamin Millepied as ballet director in February of […] Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:59:30 +0000
Bayreuth Theater Restored
By ANDREW POWELL Published: April 4, 2018 MUNICH — Bayreuth’s Rococo gem of a theater, the Markgräfliches Opernhaus, will reopen April 12 after a five-year, €32-million restoration. On the bill, fittingly: Hasse’s Artaserse (1730), as mounted by the Theater-Akademie August Everding. Like virtually every public project in Germany these days, the effort took longer than […] Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:33:34 +0000
Ministry Split, Minister Fired
By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 21, 2018 MUNICH — Bavaria’s Culture Ministry, responsible for Bayerische Staatsoper and Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, among many other entities, underwent a sudden double shake-up this morning with the firing of its cheerful chief, Ludwig Spaenle, and an organizational severing into two parts. Bernd Sibler, 47, is the new Kultusminister. The […] Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:48:36 +0000
BroadwayWorld.com New York City Stories
Ben Fankhauser, Christiani Pitts, Allie Trimm & More Set For Melissa Modifer's Album Release Concert At Rockwood
New York City singer-songwriter, Melissa Modifer, is back at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) to release her live album with some of New York City's finest storytellers singing her music! Melissa's music has a soulful, pop sound with beautiful lyricism that will pull on the heart strings. Watch this music come to life on Sunday, September 2 at 8pm. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:26:29 PST
Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With HISPANIC HERITAGE HAPPY HOUR
Ballet Hispánico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free events, performances, and dance lessons for children and adults. Events include an Instituto Coreográfico, which will feature an inside look at Bennyroyce Royon's new work, the annual A La Calle Block Party, an intimate Flamenco Tablao performance, and a Hispanic Heritage Happy Hour. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 22:17:14 PST
Ballet Hispánico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance: A La Calle Block Party
Ballet Hispanico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with 'A la Calle' Block Party on Sunday, October 1 from 2-6 pm.  This celebration of Latino dance, music, art, food and community will take place on West 89th Street, NYC, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:03:12 PST
Frantic Assembly to Come to New York and Los Angeles
???????Frantic Assembly Award Winning London Based Theater Company (Movement Direction for the Tony Award-Winning Theatre production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End, Broadway, UK & Ireland Tour, US tour) comes to New York and Los Angeles. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:50:51 PST
Bar Now Open At Town Stages
Town Stages announces bar hours for August and September: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5pm-10pm at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. For more information and to confirm hours of operation, visit www.townstages.com. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:57:46 PST
Playbill News
Look Back at Highlights of Moulin Rouge! as Its Boston Run Ends
The stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film plays its final performance at the Colonial Theatre August 19.
Spend a Two-Show Day in Two Different Shows With Kevin Zak at DR2 Theatre
See what it's like to do a double-duty day in Neurosis and R.R.R.E.D Off-Broadway.
Lesli Margherita, Jenna Leigh Green, and Kristy Cates Join 54 Sings Pink Tribute Concerts
The August 19 concerts will also feature Annie Golden, Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Marcy Harriell, and more.
Center Theatre Group Launches Free Ticket Initiative for Young Theatregoers
The Los Angeles company will launch the FreePlay program with the West Coast premieres of Sweat and School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play.

 

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