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Review: ‘Buena Vista Social Club: Adios,’ Analytical but Still Loving
This vital, informative companion piece to Wim Wenders’s 1999 documentary chronicles the late-life careers, and deaths, of the “Buena Vista” stars. Wed, 24 May 2017 17:59:17 -0500
The Red Bull Music Academy Festival Still Prizes Energy and Inclusion
Our music critics look at some recent offerings from the New York event, including a tribute to Alice Coltrane and a celebration of New Jack Swing. Wed, 24 May 2017 16:45:53 -0500
You May Not Know Jack Antonoff. But You Probably Love His Music.
Mr. Antonoff, who is a producer and songwriter for the likes of Lorde and Taylor Swift, has a new album as Bleachers. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:29:10 -0500
After Bombing, Ariana Grande Suspends Her Tour
The pop singer was to play at the O2 arena in London on Thursday and Friday, but has suspended her tour until at least June 5. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:25:38 -0500
Grateful Dead Documentary: A Four-Hour Jam on Jerry Garcia’s World
Amir Bar-Lev’s “Long Strange Trip” strives to evoke the band’s spirit while making a fresh argument about its place in American culture. Wed, 24 May 2017 11:32:01 -0500

Classical : NPR
Songs We Love: The Crossing, 'The White Wind'
The Crossing, a new music choir from Philadelphia, communes with nature in John Luther Adams' "holy" ode to the wind, the skies and birds. Fri, 19 May 2017 08:52:00 -0400
Composer Angelo Badalamenti, Master Of Mood, Returns To 'Twin Peaks'
His sound has helped define David Lynch's work since Blue Velvet and was an essential character in the original Twin Peaks. Now, Badalamenti and Lynch are reuniting for the show's revival. Thu, 18 May 2017 16:48:00 -0400
Putin Plays The Piano, With Perhaps Unintentional Undertones
Was Sunday's episode in Beijing a challenge to France's Emmanuel Macron? A jab at China's piano-tuning skills? Or just Putin passing the time with a little Soviet-era nostalgia? Mon, 15 May 2017 12:19:00 -0400
Lou Harrison, The 'Maverick' Composer With Asia In His Ears
Routinely labeled an "American maverick," Harrison lovingly brought Eastern traditions and the rugged American West together in his music, blazing new paths and constructing his own instruments. Sat, 13 May 2017 08:04:46 -0400
In The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Teens Speak Up By Singing Out
The group is celebrating its 25th anniversary by commissioning new pieces of contemporary classical music — and pushing the composers who write for the ensemble to broaden their own points of view. Thu, 11 May 2017 13:29:00 -0400
parterre box
Minnie series
New York City Opera’s 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, Wed, 24 May 2017 19:55:10 +0000
Slightly unconventional
On this day in 1966 the Jerry Herman musical Mame opened at the Winter Garden Theatre. Wed, 24 May 2017 12:36:26 +0000
Fresh faces
Bass Christian Zaremba will sing the role of Angelotti in the Met's new production of Tosca opening New Year's Eve. Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:10 +0000
Sausendes, brausendes Rad der Zeit
At long last, cher public, a finale to our Senta’s Ballad quiz, nearly a month late! The name of the winner and the complete lists of sopranos after the jump.  The winner is Spiderman, with 10 out of 15 Sentas correctly identified. Here’s a reminder of the original quiz, followed by a list of the divas represented. Leonie Rysanek Mara Zampieri Jane Eaglen Lisbeth Balslev Ingrid Bjoner Régine Crespin Astrid Varnay Angeles Gulin Virginia Zeani Cheryl Studer Edda Moser Anja Silja Kirsten Flagstad Dunja Vejzovic Gwyneth Jones Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:22 +0000
The Broad Stage presented Joseph Calleja in their Celebrity Opera Series May 10 with a concert called A Tribute to Mario Lanza. Tue, 23 May 2017 11:30:12 +0000
The Jazz Trio Harriet Tubman in a ‘We Resist’ Concert
This group performs at Le Poisson Rouge, with proceeds going to the Equal Justice Initiative. Wed, 24 May 2017 09:49:30 -0500
The Playlist: Selena Gomez Goes Low-Gloss, and Camila Cabello Flees Fifth Harmony
Listen to the week's most notable new songs from Lana Del Rey, Courtney Barnett, Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan and more. Fri, 19 May 2017 15:43:59 -0500
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz. Thu, 18 May 2017 17:51:16 -0500
Review: Jazzmeia Horn, a Jazz Vocalist on the Rise, Steps Up to the Microphone at Dizzy’s
The 26-year-old singer performed songs from her new album, “A Social Call,” at a concert that showed off her distinctive tools. Tue, 16 May 2017 17:37:47 -0500
The Playlist: Miley Cyrus Mellows Out and the National Cranks Up the Beat
Hear the most important new songs of the week, from Hundred Waters, Telefon Tel Aviv, Bryson Tiller and more. Fri, 12 May 2017 11:13:57 -0500

Jazz : NPR
By Any Name, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Was A Force
Some unearthed recordings from this musician-turned-spiritual-leader reveal the many layers of Alice Coltrane's artistic — and personal — identity. Sun, 21 May 2017 18:31:00 -0400
Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz
The versatile, knowledgeable vocalist joins Marian McPartland for a set of Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes. Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 'La Malanga' (Live)
The spirited band performs a cut from its Cuba-inspired new album, So It Is, live at Apogee Studio in Santa Monica, Calif. Thu, 18 May 2017 12:00:29 -0400
Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro
The low end has always been terra firma for Williams, one of the all-time great bassists in modern jazz. Hear highlights of a recent set with his post-bop ensemble, Something More. Thu, 18 May 2017 10:30:00 -0400
First Listen: The Heliocentrics, 'A World Of Masks'
This UK-based funk ensemble took its name from a Sun Ra album. One listen to A World Of Masks and you'll hear why. Thu, 18 May 2017 08:43:00 -0400
In the Name of “Research”
We wanted to use sexuality as the “in”: a topic that might intrigue a wider audience, maybe even get someone to attend their first opera. Getting people in the door is key. Wed, 24 May 2017 11:00:05 +0000
The Big, and Ever-Present, “What’s Next?”
In a motion that has been well practiced during the last week, I reach for the interior jacket pocket that holds my business cards. I’m pleased to find only one remaining. Mon, 22 May 2017 11:00:46 +0000
Music at the Root of Language
Because I am in a different culture, I am learning just as much information as I am teaching. Thu, 18 May 2017 11:00:44 +0000
Candy Floss and Merry-Go-Rounds: Female Composers, Gendered Language, and Emotion
Problematic gender messaging—in academia, the media, and the culture at large—can toxify the soil in which young musicians hope to grow their careers. Too many female composers drop out as a result. For the health, longevity, and diversity of the art form, we must do better. Wed, 17 May 2017 11:32:09 +0000
5 Female Composers Among 9 Winners of 2017 BMI Student Composer Awards
For the first time in the BMI Student Composer Awards' 65 year history, a majority of the winners (5 of the 9) are female composers. In addition, Lara Poe, is the first woman ever to win the William Schuman Prize (awarded since 1992 for most outstanding score) and Sydney Wang, winner of the Carlos Surinach Prize (awarded since 1999 to the youngest winner of the competition), is only the second woman to be so honored. Tue, 16 May 2017 22:20:03 +0000


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