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Music Headlines
Edwin Hawkins, Known for the Hit ‘Oh Happy Day,’ Is Dead at 74
His catchy song of praise, recorded on a two-track machine and “never intended for commercial purposes,” became a Top 10 hit in 1970. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:56:44 GMT
Review: Globalfest’s World Music for a Connected World
The 15th edition of the event featured 12 groups, from the Guadeloupean blues of Delgres to the diverse grooves of the Congolese group Jupiter & Okwess. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:44:19 GMT
What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera
A preview of “Callas in Concert,” touring this spring, made our critic wonder about the art form’s obsession with the past. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:12:28 GMT
‘The Greatest Showman’ Soundtrack Repeats at No. 1
The album got a boost from the Golden Globes, where the film won an award for best original song. Ed Sheeran’s “÷” holds at No. 2. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:03:19 GMT
Music Therapy Offers an End-of-Life Grace Note
Music therapy is becoming more common in nursing homes and hospices, where it has been shown to improve a patient’s quality of life. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:00:26 GMT
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BASTA: Boots and Saddle
The guy in the green plaid shirt motioned Evan over within seconds of spotting him at Aura. Evan rolled his eyes, checked his abs, and sidled up to the bar. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:23:48 +0000
The party of Lincoln
Recorded on 7 May 2017, 50 Years at Lincoln Center: A Gala Celebration features three dozen Met singers of the present decade, from A(ngela) to Z(eljko). Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:42:31 +0000
“No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me”
On this day in 1942 conductor Sir Thomas Beecham made his Metropolitan Opera debut. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:30:28 +0000
A shocker is born
On this day in 1900 Puccini's Tosca premiered in Rome. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:42:39 +0000
Purple hearts
Composer Gregory Spears is a unique example of this maxim that one must be “deeply rooted in tradition in order to innovate with integrity.” Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:06:41 +0000
Review: A Jazzfest Marathon Where Voices Lead the Way to Resistance and Renewal
Vocalists delivered welcome surprises during the 100-plus-set NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon, from Claudia Acuña to Sara Serpa to Jazzmeia Horn. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:09:17 GMT
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:38:01 GMT
Is Today’s Jazz Finally Outrunning the Past?
Jazz could have spent 2017 looking backward, focusing on the centennials of foundational figures. But instead, several strains of contemporary jazz thrived. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:29:35 GMT
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:47:59 GMT
The Bad Plus Greet the New Year With a New Lineup
A new pianist, Orrin Evans, brings a different sound to the influential jazz group, which has “Never Stop II” due out next week. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:46:07 GMT
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