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New York Times
South by Southwest Music Festival: 17 Acts That Stood Out
The lack of an arena-circuit headliner at this year’s festival, the 32nd, just helped level the playing field for the performers who still flock to Austin, Tex. Sun, 18 Mar 2018 22:00:01 GMT
Next Stop, Bedford Avenue. But First, the Sounds of John and Paul.
Amiri Taylor is John Lennon. His twin brother, Rahiem, is Paul McCartney. The New York City subway system is their stage for covering Beatles songs. Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:44:34 GMT
Review: Ligeti Sounded Thrilling, When Alarm Will Sound Was Let Loose
Friday’s concert by Alarm Will Sound at Zankel Hall was presented in an explainer format, but the show’s best moments needed little setup. Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:13:58 GMT
Roots Show at SXSW in Austin Is Canceled After Bomb Threat
The police arrested a suspect on charges of sending in a bomb threat regarding a South by Southwest venue where the Roots were scheduled to play on Saturday. Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:24:38 GMT
Kim Petras Just Wants to Be a Pop Star
“I don’t care about being the first transgender teen idol at all,” said the German-born singer. Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:00:01 GMT
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
parterre box

Three Metropolitan Opera premieres on this date! Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:29 +0000
Broadcast: Les Vêpres siciliennes
Live from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live video webcast of Les Vêpres siciliennes begins a 1:00 PM New York time. Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:56:55 +0000
On this day in 1977 Alban Berg's Lulu premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in the as-yet incomplete two act version. Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:40:58 +0000
Broadcast: Elektra
The melee in Mycenae returns for listening and discussion starting at 1:00 PM! Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:30:35 +0000
Separated at paillette
Christopher Maltman's "Liza with a Z" drag for the finale of Così fan tutte at the Met recalls another iconic diva of the opera's 1960s setting. Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:50:52 +0000
The Quest To Preserve Stephen Hawking's Voice
A man who worked on the technology of Hawking's voice synthesizer in 1986 got a call in 2014 about saving the tech. "In nearly 30 years, he had never switched to newer technology. Hawking liked the voice just the way it was, and had stubbornly refused other options. But now the hardware was showing wear […] Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:30:24 +0000
After 33 Years, Chicago's American Theatre Company Abruptly Shuts Its Doors
The theatre took down its website and all of its social media at the same time the announcement went out on a Friday morning. "The unsigned statement from ATC’s board (which declined interview requests) praised [AD Will] Davis while implying a downturn in ticket sales under his tenure: 'Despite the innovative, engaging and inclusive approach […] Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:15:36 +0000
Publishing: Adapt Or Die
Sharmaine Lovegrove, the woman who opened the first English-language bookstore in Berlin when she couldn't get any hold in London, returned to Britain 20 years later - only to be met with a depressing reality. "It felt like we had gone backwards. The publishing industry has utterly failed to tell the stories of people across […] Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:00:20 +0000
Where Is Pop Music's MeToo Movement?
They tried to have a panel about it during SXSW. But even the panel showed the problem: "Issues surrounding sexual harassment and misconduct are one of the greatest challenges facing not only the entertainment business but the culture at large. Yet the single most topical panel at SXSW, an event that attracts more than 70,000 […] Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:30:47 +0000
Reconstructing Van Gogh, Monet, And Other 'Lost' (Or Destroyed) Masterpieces
A group called Factum Arte is using high-quality 3D scanners to bring works of art that have been damaged or partially lost back to life. And it has some intense results: "It’s absolutely breathtaking. ... I think Monet would believe it was his painting." Um, time for an update to the classic Walter Benjamin essay […] Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:00:33 +0000
New York Times
13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:00:05 GMT
13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:00:07 GMT
Review: Tapping Out Some New World Rhythms
What do ragtime and stride piano have to do with the habanera? Pianists and dancers at Jazz at Lincoln Center tried to sort it out. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:15:11 GMT
The Playlist: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Unite, and 12 More New Songs
War on Women teams up with Kathleen Hanna, Sidi Touré sings about joy, and Rae Sremmurd previews a triple album: hear the week's most notable tracks. Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:51:27 GMT
13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:00:37 GMT
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
Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows
Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.
Listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt Perform a Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen Mashup
The recording, the latest in Miranda's #Hamildrop series, features “The Story of Tonight” and “You Will Be Found.”
Come From Away to Play Australia in 2019
The musical will open at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre next July.
NBC’s Will & Grace Renewed for a Third Season
The sitcom has also added episodes to the upcoming second season.


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