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New York Times
At Jingle Ball, Finding Out Who’s Learned to Play Nice
The annual revue of radio hitmakers at Madison Square Garden showcased polished stars (Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello) and a few dissenters (Cardi B, Alessia Cara). Sun, 09 Dec 2018 16:33:45 GMT
The Warm-up Master of Amateur Night at the Apollo Is Retiring. Wait, He Changed His Mind.
Joe Gray, who revs up the audience at the open-mic talent show, made plans to quit at age 69. Then he did an about-face. Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:40:59 GMT
How the Grammy Nominations Really Made Us Feel
Music’s big awards show is trying to make big changes. So what do these nominations tell us? Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:04:28 GMT
Pete Shelley, Leader of the Punk-Rock Buzzcocks, Dies at 63
His melodic and energetic songs, a fellow rocker said, influenced “multiple generations of lonesome hearts and weirdos.” Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:25:23 GMT
Debating the Best Albums of 2018: Janelle Monáe, Soccer Mommy and More
Drake, Mitski, Ariana Grande — whose albums defined the year? (And will albums matter next year?) Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:23:04 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
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Becoming (A) Spider-Man
Shameik Moore was in the middle of filming 2015’s Dope when he wrote in his journal, “I am Miles Morales, I am Spider-Man.” That was aspirational – and it came true. Movie director Bob Persichetti says, “I can’t now imagine anyone else being that voice.” – Los Angeles Times Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:30:04 +0000
Instagram Makes Parenting Teenagers Way Easier
Can’t get through to your kid? Sure, you could stalk them around the house, but probably their social media presence – especially Instagram, where they might even be pretty great photographers – can reveal much more than any sparse conversation would. – The New York Times Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:00:17 +0000
Some Essential Reading, According To Actor John Leguizamo
The actor found out his son was getting bullied at school about their heritage – so he created a stand-up show, got it on Netflix, and is now promoting some top-quality books about Latinx history so other kids don’t have to experience the same thing. Here’s his holiday shortlist of books (that, yeah, Americans should […] Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:30:44 +0000
As The Field Museum Revamps, It Starts To Ask Exactly Whom Its Native American Hall Is For
The remodel of the Native North American Hall is overdue (at any natural history museum), and it’s vital. The hall hasn’t changed since its inception in the 1950s, and it’s a mess. How will the Field Museum do it right? “The renovations are taking place under the guidance of a robust advisory committee made up […] Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:01:52 +0000
Is Russia Engaging In A ‘Covert War’ Against Its Own Youth, And Their Favorite Musicians?
Well, possibly. For instance, rapper Husky has had recent concerts cancelled by the government – and when he performed outside for his audience, he was arrested and convicted. An electronica group whose concerts were also cancelled says, “The order to exert pressure on us is coming from Moscow.”  – BBC Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:30:40 +0000
New York Times
The Playlist: Emo’s Past Meets Its Future, and 9 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Meek Mill, Jacob Collier, Cactus Blossoms and others. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:36:53 GMT
13 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, 06 Dec 2018 22:00:11 GMT
The Best Jazz of 2018
Some of the most trusted names in jazz and a host of innovative young disrupters brought cross-media collaborations and fresh approaches to the genre. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:00:05 GMT
Israeli Pianist Wins Thelonious Monk Contest
Tom Oren, 24, won the prestigious Monk competition, in its last year under this name. Next year, the honor will be named for Herbie Hancock. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 18:28:44 GMT
The Playlist: Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s Melodrama, and 9 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Grimes, Jeff Tweedy, Meek Mill, Mary Halvorson and others. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:19:57 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
Go Inside Melissa Errico’s Sardi’s Portrait Unveiling
Alec Baldwin, Donna Murphy, and more came out to celebrate the Tony nominee as she joined the famed walls of caricatures at Sardi’s December 6.
Track by Track Breakdown: Broadway’s Michael Longoria Reveals the Musical Story Behind His Merry Christmas Darling
The Jersey Boys star takes us through the romantic journey he’s crafted in his new holiday album.
Musical America Blogs
Brexit and the Arts
By: Frank Cadenhead  Deborah Warner is staging La Traviata opening Wednesday night at the Theatre des Champs-Elysées. She tweeted this photo and text: “The #Traviata creative team on the Avenue Montaigne last night. Please note @10DowningStreet the passports held by this team:- French, Greek, Australian, Danish, Italian, Belgium & British. Tell me EXACTLY what happens […] Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:38:32 +0000
France Musique in English
By: Frank Cadenhead.  Frequent world travelers often expect, whether in Dubai or Berlin, Rome, Tokyo or Santiago, that their English will normally get them from the airport to a hotel and restaurant, etc. Many notice, however, that in Paris, or elsewhere in France, a French language phrasebook can be a helpful tool. The French are […] Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:09:06 +0000
A new theater: La Scala de Paris
By: Frank Cadenhead Last Tuesday, a new theater opened in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris. Well, it was not exactly “new” but, thanks to a visionary couple, “La Scala de Paris” is reborn as a 550 seat performing arts center. Recently home to some 200 pigeons, it had, before that, been a porno cinema. Completed […] Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:01:54 +0000
Future Changes at the Paris Opera
By: Frank Cadenhead September 13, 2018. The French website ForumOpé posted a 58 word note on Tuesday which announced something which has not appeared in the major press. It reported that the Minister of Culture, Françoise Nyssen, has already told Stéphane Lissner that his current term as director of the Opéra national de Paris would […] Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:25:33 +0000
By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq., Robyn Guilliams, Esq., and Christopher Dowley, Esq. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer…because we are just about the ruin it. So be prepared for some serious sunburn, chiggers, sand fleas, and food poisoning as we give you the latest updates:     I.    NEW USCIS POLICY ALLOWS VISA PETITIONS […] Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:01:23 +0000 New York City Stories
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 9
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 9, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:00:02 PST
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 9
Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 9, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:00:02 PST
The Yorkville Nutcracker Comes to The Kaye Playhouse
Dances Patrelle's The Yorkville Nutcracker recently presented its 23rd installment of the holiday show at Hunter's College's The Kaye Playhouse in New York City. Christmas spirit was at an all-time high as the classic ballet captivated the audience with its talented dancers, both young and old.   Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:16:28 PST
Tom Ligon Stars in Ray Leslee's A CHAMBER CHRISTMAS CAROL at St. Mark's Church
Tired of the same old Christmas Carol? Downtown Music Productions presents A Chamber Christmas Carol at the gorgeous St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. Composer Ray Leslee (Avenue X, Standup Shakespeare) has created a brand-new take on the holiday season's most prolific tale. This ONE NIGHT ONLY event features a virtuoso company of five musicians and five actors who play 35 roles, telling the classic tale through Leslee's music and selections from Dickens' masterpiece. Tom Ligon (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) stars as Scrooge. The cast includes Mark Boyett, Jack McCarthy, JD Mollison and Alex Sunderhaus. The musicians are Broadway veterans Jack Bashkow (woodwinds), Jeff Carney (bass), Marshall Coid (violin), Ron Hay (trombone) and Mimi Stern-Wolfe at the piano. Margarett Perry directs. Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:38:49 PST
Chris Crocco & FLUID Will Appear At SpoonFed NYC
Jazz has come back to Hell's Kitchen! Weekly concerts showcasing the best musicians in NYC. New Jazz Club SpoonFed NYC, located in the heart of the theatre district, has recently become the home for New York City Jazz Guitarist Chris Crocco. He leads his modern jazz ensemble called FLUID on Wednesday nights. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:44:33 PST
Playbill News
Go Inside Melissa Errico’s Sardi’s Portrait Unveiling
Alec Baldwin, Donna Murphy, and more came out to celebrate the Tony nominee as she joined the famed walls of caricatures at Sardi’s December 6.
Track by Track Breakdown: Broadway’s Michael Longoria Reveals the Musical Story Behind His Merry Christmas Darling
The Jersey Boys star takes us through the romantic journey he’s crafted in his new holiday album.


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