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Music
BTS Lands a Third No. 1 on the Album Chart in Less Than a Year
The K-pop boy band reached the top of the Billboard 200 again with “Map of the Soul: Persona,” selling 196,000 full albums in addition to its 37 million streams. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:55:53 GMT
Prince’s Unfinished Memoir Will Be Released After All
The publisher Random House announced on Monday that the “newly envisioned” book would now include rare photographs and handwritten lyrics. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:11:44 GMT
At Coachella, the Gospel According to Kanye West
After a few of his most difficult years and a brief retreat from the spotlight, the rapper returned with Sunday Service — a performance of spiritual music where he rarely took center stage. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 03:08:58 GMT
‘Game of Thrones’: Florence and the Machine’s Frontwoman on That Haunting Closing Song
Florence Welch spoke about her feelings toward the song, and about the time she turned down a similar chance back before she was a “Thrones” fan. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 02:21:03 GMT
Our Favorite Piano: The Week in Classical Music
Efforts to convince friends to love the piano and George Crumb were among the highlights. Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:00:06 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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ArtsJournal
John Coltrane’s Appeal: He Was An Obsessive Creative.
Coltrane is the archetypal creative obsessive intent on finding unheard approaches to the building blocks of music, from the arc of his melodies to the rhythmic drive of his solos to the harmonic framework for his songs. – Times Literary Supplement Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:58:49 +0000
Why (And How) Conductors Matter
There are many ways to lead an orchestra, but whatever method you assume — that of a mystical shaman, a sports coach, a traffic cop or some combination of them all — Mark Wigglesworth insists that all conductors need one essential ingredient: confidence. Without that, he writes, “you are like a bird without feathers. As […] Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:28:36 +0000
PBS CEO: Ending Federal Funding Would Kill Rural Public Television Stations
Paula Kerger: Some in urban centers like New York and Washington, DC, might be able to get by with the money they get from other sources, including corporate underwriters and individual donations. But the threat is a more “existential” threat for stations in rural areas that “are not going to make it … unless there […] Mon, 22 Apr 2019 21:01:29 +0000
Arkansas Replaces Confederate Statue In US Capitol Building With… Johnny Cash
Actually, two statues are being replaced. Governor Asa Hutchinson says they are not being removed because of their controversial past, but rather because of a decision by the state “to update the statues with representatives of our more recent history.”  – Washington Post Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:29:01 +0000
Fifty Years Of History: The Kennedy Center Ponders How To Connect Its Past
“It takes a substantial walking tour to get a sense of the holdings, which amount to 9,000 cubic feet of files, images and who knows what else, according to Eileen Andrews, vice president for public relations, who has been tasked with shepherding the archives out of darkness.” – Washington Post Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:01:27 +0000
New York Times
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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, 18 Apr 2019 21:00:06 GMT
The Playlist: BTS Expands Its Footprint, and 11 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Yeasayer, Courtney Barnett, Omar Apollo and others. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:55:12 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, 11 Apr 2019 21:00:07 GMT
Ben Monder and David Torn, Jazz Guitarists Unafraid to Wrestle With Darkness
Both musicians’ careers have inspired a new flock of artists who treat jazz, metal and electronic music as interrelated systems. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 18:40:46 GMT
Emmet Cohen Wins the American Pianists Association’s Grand Prize
The competition alternates between classical and jazz piano. This round was jazz. Sun, 07 Apr 2019 19:59:12 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
A Look at Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus on Broadway
The world premiere from Taylor Mac, starring Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, opened at the Booth Theatre April 21.
See the Cast and Creative Team of A Strange Loop Meet the Press
Michael R. Jackson’s new musical, directed by Be More Chill’s Stephen Brackett, will begin performances at Playwrights Horizons May 24.
A First Look at the Cast of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Six
The new musical about the wives of Henry VIII will make its American premiere May 14.
Derek Klena Sings ‘Younger Than Springtime’ in Latest R&H Goes Pop Release
The Anastasia star is the latest to participate in the popular mash-up musical series.
The Jimmy Awards Announces 2019 Inspiring Teacher Award Recipients
Matthew Hinson of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Tasha Partee of Woodmere, New York, are this year's honorees.
Musical America Blogs
Random Musings On the Paris Music Scene
By Frank Cadenhead: The short list of candidates to be the incoming GM of the Opera National de Paris has been known for a few weeks now and we expect an announcement any day. President Macron, however, has been occupied with other matters, not the least of which is the Notre Dame catastrophe of yesterday […] Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:41:48 +0000
U.S. Artist Visa Updates as of April 5, 2019
By Brian Taylor Goldstein Most of you are aware by now that in fall 2018 a number of significant policy and procedural changes were imposed on the already exasperating process of obtaining U.S. artist visas. No surprisingly, these changes were the work of Donald Trump, who is also known by many other names: Cheeto-In-Chief, Trumpty […] Fri, 05 Apr 2019 05:26:40 +0000
More on La Scala’s Saudi Ties.
By Frank Cadenhead. In an interview in the Italian newspaper, La Stampa, the La Scala Opera GM is holding firm on his idea to accept a controversial gift of 15 million euros over five years from the Saudi government. This agreement would also give the Saudi Minister of Culture, Price Bader ben Abdallah, a seat […] Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:45:57 +0000
The Return of Charles Dutoit?
By: Frank Cadenhead The monumental work of Hector Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust, programmed Sunday at the Paris Philharmonie, has a famed conductor on the podium: Charles Dutoit. The music world has noticed. It is a highlight of the Orchestre National de France’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’ death and was to have […] Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:47:52 +0000
Berlin Opera in Good Health
By: Frank Cadenhead. Positive annual results for 2018 have just been announced by two largest Berlin opera houses. For the Berlin State Opera (Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden) the occupancy rate was 92 percent, two percent less than the previous year. During the calendar year, some 235,000 seats were occupied for some 300 performances. Touring was […] Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:13:40 +0000
BroadwayWorld.com New York City Stories
Out Thereby Performance Art Duo Princess Captivates Audiences During 40 City U.S. Tour
Out There, the new thought-provoking concept video album accompanied by a live performance from the art-pop psychedelic band Princess, embarks on the second half of its 40 U.S. city tour. The piece debuted on March 1stat the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and has since been galvanizing audiences across the country. Princess, embodied by artists Alexis Gideon and Michael O'Neill, has created a work that explores toxic masculinity and the role men can play during the current cultural reckoning of misogyny. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:07:19 PST
Brickman Bootcamp For Songwriters Comes To NYC And LA In August
Brickman Bootcamp For Songwriters, is an intensive three day event created by Multi-Platinum selling songwriter and 2-time Grammy nominee, Jim Brickman. Based on its overwhelming popularity, Brickman is expanding workshops to Prudential Center GRAMMY Museum Experience in the New York City area (July 18-21) and Roland Artist Relations Center in Los Angeles, CA (August 1-4.) Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:57:57 PST
Lisa Brigantino Announces Album Release Show At The Cutting Room, NYC
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lisa Brigantino is excited to announce her I'll Waltz Before I Go album release show and celebration at The Cutting Room, in New York City on Saturday, May 18th at 7:30pm. It will include songs from her recent album as well as select songs from previous albums. The show will run the gamut from solo voice and guitar and two and three part vocal harmony tunes to fully arranged band songs featuring performances by Thomas Millioto, Lori Brigantino, Susan Haefner, Gus Morgan, Claudia Glaser-Mussen, Mike Fornatale plus a special appearance by Terre Roche, founding member of The Roches. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:54:22 PST
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph Begins Brunch Residency At The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street) a five-time daytime Emmy nominee, and 2019 MAC nominee for Musical Comedy Performer returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with a new unique series of shows: 'Bizarre Brunch'. Enjoy a musical menu filled with savory stories, a cuisine of characters, and sweet surprises. Each show includes new ingredients so be sure to come back for seconds! Featuring Michael Hicks on piano. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:46:01 PST
Third Street Music School To Honor Arturo O'farrill, Emily Warren And Gus Wenner
On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Third Street Music School Settlement (Third Street), the nation's longest running community school, will honor Arturo O'Farrill, Grammy-winning artist, composer and performer, Emily Warren, singer and Grammy-winning and multi-platinum songwriter, and Gus Wenner, President and Chief Operating Officer of Rolling Stone at its Annual Spring Gala. Sara Haines, co-anchor of Good Morning America, will serve as master of ceremonies and Harry Santa-Olalla will host the live auction. Featured performers will include Arturo O'Farrill, Emily Warren, and Third Street students. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:40:25 PST

 

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