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NYT > Music
Our quirky, discerning picks for the most interesting things to do around the state this week. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Judge Orders Trial in ‘Blurred Lines’ Case
A federal judge said a trial was needed to determine whether the hit song “Blurred Lines” copied elements of Marvin Gaye’s music. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Pop, Rock & Cabaret Listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6
A selected, critical guide to performances of rock, pop, cabaret and more in New York City. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Jazz Listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6
A selected, critical guide to jazz performances in New York City. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Opera & Classical Music Listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6
A selected, critical guide to classical music performances in New York City. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400

NYT > Jazz
Jazz Listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6
A selected, critical guide to jazz performances in New York City. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
A Skill Set Wired for Direct Connection
The Joshua Redman Trio covered a lot of stylistic ground Tuesday night at the Village Vanguard, but still included the audience in its forays. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
A Jazz Gala at the Apollo for a Noble Cause
“A Great Night in Harlem,” the annual fund-raising gala concert for the Jazz Foundation of America, honored Herbie Hancock and others. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
A Brazilian Frenzy Marches North to Columbus Circle
The SpokFrevo Orquestra brought its brand of frevo, a Brazilian regional music, to Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
In Musical Tribute to One-of-a-Kind Performer
Musicians like Davell Crawford and Antony Hegarty joined in a memorial service in Harlem for the singer Jimmy Scott, who died in July at 88. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
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Side eye and bitch face
At the first intermission at last night's Met revival of Aida, I turned to my companion and said, “So... what about the Aida? I thought she was supposed to be good.” Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:27:00 +0000
Prison riot
Herbert von Karajan once said listening to some of his old recordings made him envy painters who could simply burn the pictures they disliked. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:09:18 +0000
Pulped friction
Prepare to have your eyes opened. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:31:32 +0000
Red shoe diaries
Sonya Yoncheva will make her North American role debut as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata at the Met this January. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:13:27 +0000
What’s seen cannot be unseen
Which Met superstar—who's no stranger to blind items this season—is the first to accede to the Met's suggestion of a fee reduction of 7% for principal artists in upcoming seasons? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:08 +0000

A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave
After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:46:00 -0400
Just Who Is This Opera Star Singing At The World Series Tonight?
Joyce DiDonato — a Kansas native and lifelong Royals fan — happens to be one of the world's greatest opera singers. Here's what makes her so extraordinary. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:39:00 -0400
Ghosts In The Music: A Spooky Songs Quiz
Think you know your musical ghouls and ghosts? From country and classical to rock and jazz, try this hair-raising Halloween puzzler. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:03:14 -0400
Maya Beiser Shreds The Cello
Beiser gives some of her favorite rock and blues numbers a modern cello workover on her new album, Uncovered. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 17:01:00 -0400
Danish String Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert
The Danish String Quartet doesn't live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:03:13 -0400

The Funky Tune That Was Too Big For Miles Davis
Trumpeter Wallace Roney played Davis' understudy for many years. So it was fitting when he resurrected a long-lost orchestral composition that Wayne Shorter wrote for his mentor. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:36:57 -0400
Roy Hargrove On Piano Jazz
On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1998, Hargrove joins host Marian McPartland for "I Wish I Knew," and McPartland performs her original "Threnody." Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:41:00 -0400
Who Sang It First? Mockingbirds And Musicians Cover Each Other In New Orleans
The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:22:00 -0400
Happy Birthday, Blue Note
The iconic record company turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, it threw a concert featuring both its living legends and rising stars. Hear highlights and reflections on the label's influence. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:13:00 -0400
Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'
In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:31:00 -0400
Hindustani Music: The Four-Syllable Darling and Text Setting in Hindi
Learning Hindi in its written and sung forms simultaneously has been revealing in so many ways. Little idiosyncracies I would have otherwise missed in the language are illuminated through song. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:06:12 +0000
Intense, Hardworking and Fun Loving—Remembering Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)
Steve was tremendously disciplined. He composed every day, whether he wanted to or not. He completed everything he started. You could count on him for advice. He gave me the best financial advice of my professional life when he said “Just envision the amount of money you will need next year, believe it, and it will be there.” He was right. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:08:07 +0000
ACF Announces 2014 JFund Awardees
The American Composers Forum (ACF) has announced that twelve new music projects have been awarded grants through the Jerome Fund for New Music (JFund). Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:12:45 +0000
Disposable Spaces, Plastic Music
We mostly listen to recorded music, and we likely hear it alone—in a car, through headphones, maybe through a set of speakers at home. This kind of listening space is simultaneously ephemeral—in that it is fundamentally malleable—and monumental—in that its infinite repeatability aspires to cultural permanence. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:45:35 +0000
We Are Sitting In (Another) Room: Improv with Architecture
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Nicolas Collins’s Pea Soup, a piece that uses electronics to “play” the signature acoustics of a space. In honor of that milestone, Collins today unveils Pea Soup To Go, a free virtual jukebox programed with recordings of 70 different versions of the work. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:21:31 +0000
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Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Will Sing National Anthem at Game 7
The Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie was not the only person with Kansas City ties who spent Tuesday fervently hoping for the opportunity to perform on Wednesday at a World Series Game 7. The opera singer Joyce DiDonato, who grew up in Kansas City as an avid baseball fan, got the call from Major League Baseball to sing the national anthem for the game, should it be necessary. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Florida Grand Opera comes to Hialeah
The visit is part of Opera Lab, a Florida Grand Opera program that visits South Florida high schools throughout the school year to show students how opera can relate to their classes, how they can learn about backstage careers and how to appreciate the centuries-old art form. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Sarasota Opera caters to connoisseurs and opera-phobes
If you're not an opera fan, your image of the art form is probably shaped by the stereotypes from TV sitcoms or movies. People in tuxedoes sitting in balcony boxes. A large woman in a Viking helmet and pigtails over-emoting as she sings foreign words with an annoying voice. Men who have been forced to attend by their wives falling asleep as the opera stretches into it sixth hour. Or maybe you've just heard opera on the radio and you think it's unintelligible. Those perceptions are wrong. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Opera Southwest premieres long-forgotten Hamlet opera
For Artistic Director Anthony Barrese this was a labor of passion, perhaps obsession. But labor certainly and nonetheless a formidable task. The fruits of his painstaking work at long last came to fruition on Sunday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center when Opera Southwest gave the stunning premiere of the long lost and forgotten “Amleto” (Hamlet) by Franco Faccio. The opera had been performed only once before, the 1865 premiere given by an ailing tenor badly received, causing Faccio to withdraw the work and never compose again. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Canadian Opera Company attendance numbers rise
Audiences loved the Canadian Opera Company’s productions of Don Quichotte and La bohème last season, almost selling out both operas, the company announced Monday. The report of the 2013-2014 season presented to the COC’s annual general meeting celebrated an average audience capacity of 94 percent, up four percent from the previous year. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT
The New Yorker:  Arts & Culture
Sasha Frere-Jones: The new R. & B.
R.​& B. has always constituted a large part of pop music. But, more than a decade ago, when Beyoncé was a member of Destiny’s Child, R. & B. was a genre like many others, healthy but not dominant. ’NSync, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Louis Menand: How women got in on the Civil Rights Act.
Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Goings On About Town: Movies
goatcategory--> NOW PLAYING Begin Again Another sappy but engaging musical fable from the Irish writer and director John Carney, who made “Once.” In New York, a high-minded and depressive singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley)—a British Joni Mitchell, perhaps, whose music seems crossed with . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Emily Nussbaum: “Being Mary Jane” review.
In the first episode of “Being Mary Jane,” a cable-news anchor (Gabrielle Union) gets a booty call. While her drunk boyfriend waits outside the door, she plucks off her bandanna, hides her vibrator in a drawer, and frenziedly strips her wall of yellow stickies, on which she . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Briefly Noted book reviews.
paragraph class=no-indent> ASTONISH ME, by Maggie Shipstead (Knopf). Set in the world of ballet, this gripping novel spans three decades, starting in the mid-seventies, when Joan, a young American dancer, helps a Baryshnikov-like star defect from the Soviet . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT


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