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NYT > Music
Dallas Taylor, Drummer for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Dies at 66
Mr. Taylor, who later became a drug counselor, was ejected from the band because of his drinking and drug use. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A Solo Spotlight for a Powerful Voice
Rhiannon Giddens, celebrated on the folk circuit as the leader of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, releases a solo album that steps beyond the tradition of African-American string bands. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Moments in Time With Schubert
A program at the 92nd Street Y offers works by Schubert and by contemporary composers he influenced. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
More Than Tools: Sometimes Instruments Inspire
Noveller, Remmy Valenzuela, Jason Nelson, Allegra Levy and Jeremy Pelt have released new music. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
A Singing Duo for 50 Years, a Married Couple Are Talent Scouts, Too
Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan are a married couple with a 50-year career as a singing duo and a longstanding interest in finding, training and promoting vocalists. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500

NYT > Jazz
More Than Tools: Sometimes Instruments Inspire
Noveller, Remmy Valenzuela, Jason Nelson, Allegra Levy and Jeremy Pelt have released new music. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Ward Swingle, Whose Singers Scatted Bach, Dies at 87
Mr. Swingle was a conductor and arranger whose group, the Swingle Singers, combined scat vocals with classical music. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Jazz Listings for Jan. 23-29
A selected, critical guide to performances of jazz in New York City. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
In the Midst of Uncertainty, Seizing the Moment in Song
Barbara Carroll extols living in the present in her latest show, in an open-ended run at Birdland. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Aiming to Create a Jazz Capital
In his native Panama, the pianist Danilo Pérez spearheads a festival, a foundation and a jazz club, as well as musical opportunities for Panama’s youth. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500
parterre box
Small and inconvenient
"Conservatives cherished it for being small and inconvenient..." Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:00:09 +0000
On this thousandth day
On this day in 1533 Henry VIII of England secretly married his second wife Anne Boleyn. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:57:20 +0000
Feel the burn
Not only are our friends at Opera Depot burning up the internet with a one-day sale on their entire collection at 60% off, they're also offering a free download of 15 different versions of the complete Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:00:04 +0000
Vivo!
On this day in 41 AD Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards, who then proclaimed Caligula's uncle Claudius as Emperor. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:04:37 +0000
Triple threat
Happy 82nd birthday to American actress, singer, and dancer Chita Rivera. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOcm3O03UM4 Born on this day in 1890 tenor Vladimir Rosing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6U9Da1aDhM Born on this day in 1898 filmmaker Sergey Eisenstein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bYB2xZ0Fuo Born on this day in 1930 bass Manfred Schenk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hJelGjtIpk Happy 80th birthday soprano Teresa Zylis-Gara http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3dgvcfUWoA Happy 75th birthday baritone Lajos Miller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fXe_ikom7o Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:55:45 +0000
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Classical
Latin Symphony: How Classical Music Saved Dinorah Marquez's Life
On Alt.Latino, hear from an educator whose life's work is to bring classical music to young Latinos. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:30:00 -0500
John Luther Adams' Ode To Sundogs
Inspired by ice crystals in the arctic air and the halo-like apparitions they create, composer John Luther Adams' "Sky with Four Suns" blooms with the bright light of 45 cellos. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:03:00 -0500
A 'Down-To-Earth Diva' Confronts Her Flaws And Good Fortune
In a frank new memoir, soprano Deborah Voigt reveals her troubles with obesity, alcohol and bad relationships, along with her many triumphs in opera houses the world over. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:30:00 -0500
What We Love And Hate About 'Mozart In The Jungle'
The new Amazon series is a comedy, not a reality show — in any way, shape or form. But classical music fans may chuckle knowingly at the trials and tribulations of a young oboist in New York. Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:20:00 -0500
Swan Songs: Classical Musicians We Lost In 2014
From composers and conductors to instrumentalists, singers and critics, the classical music world said goodbye to many masterful musicians last year. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 08:35:09 -0500

Jazz
Gary Burton On Piano Jazz
The vibraphonist performs a set of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington and others. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:19:00 -0500
When Henry Met Steven
Trumpeter and arranger Steven Bernstein says that virtuoso pianist Henry Butler is "everything you ever loved about music, all being in one place." Their collaboration transforms early blues songs. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:45:00 -0500
A David Murray Double Bill
The monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific tenor saxophonist returned to New York this winter to present a four-clarinet summit and a new trio with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:30:00 -0500
Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge
The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:02:00 -0500
Melissa Manchester On Song Travels
Manchester shares her new single and her achingly slow rendition of the Ronettes classic "Be My Baby." She also reprises a few of her hit songs, including "Come in from the Rain." Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:29:03 -0500
NewMusicBox
The 2015 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and Other New Music at CMA
The 2015 CMA/ASCAP Awards, the "New Music from CMA" commissions’ concert, and the majority of the ensemble showcases at the 37th national conference of Chamber Music America provided a real immersive new music experience—one in which definitions were constantly being expanded and which celebrated diversity and inclusivity. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:54:56 +0000
Rugged Individualism Meets the Orchestra—A Snapshot of the 2015 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute
The hall was full, energetic, anxious for the Future Classics concert, the culmination of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute. But one must ask the question. If the appetite for new music is so huge here, why aren't more American orchestras doing this? Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:30:57 +0000
New Music USA Awards $284,250 to 62 Projects
New Music USA announced yesterday its third round of project grants awards, totaling $284,250 in funding to support artistic work involving a wide range of new American music. The program recognizes and supports the multiple roles composers and contemporary music practitioners play in the artistic landscape and responds to the creative spirit of collaboration between artists […] Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:00:52 +0000
Meeting of New Music Minds at SF Gathering
The inaugural New Music Gathering in San Francisco was proof in action that an environment that removes the problems of proximity, competition, and ego can generate an immense amount of collaboration, friendship, and growth. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:23:06 +0000
Eco-Music: Not Just a Theory
I am not surprised when protest organizers contact me asking for musicians to play at their protests; I am less surprised still when I hear that it was the music that elicited the loudest response and the most action. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:00:46 +0000
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The New Yorker:  Arts & Culture
Sasha Frere-Jones: The new R. & B.
R.​& B. has always constituted a large part of pop music. But, more than a decade ago, when Beyoncé was a member of Destiny’s Child, R. & B. was a genre like many others, healthy but not dominant. ’NSync, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Louis Menand: How women got in on the Civil Rights Act.
Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Goings On About Town: Movies
goatcategory--> NOW PLAYING Begin Again Another sappy but engaging musical fable from the Irish writer and director John Carney, who made “Once.” In New York, a high-minded and depressive singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley)—a British Joni Mitchell, perhaps, whose music seems crossed with . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Emily Nussbaum: “Being Mary Jane” review.
In the first episode of “Being Mary Jane,” a cable-news anchor (Gabrielle Union) gets a booty call. While her drunk boyfriend waits outside the door, she plucks off her bandanna, hides her vibrator in a drawer, and frenziedly strips her wall of yellow stickies, on which she . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Briefly Noted book reviews.
paragraph class=no-indent> ASTONISH ME, by Maggie Shipstead (Knopf). Set in the world of ballet, this gripping novel spans three decades, starting in the mid-seventies, when Joan, a young American dancer, helps a Baryshnikov-like star defect from the Soviet . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT


 

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