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NYT > Music
Latin Alternative Music Conference Offers Mix of Banda and Electronica
The annual event is devoted to slipping music from across Latin America (and Spain too) past the barriers of language and radio formats. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
National Youth Orchestra’s Big Day at Carnegie Hall
The players, whose members are 16 to 19, appear on Saturday; young singers will perform two operas this week at the Kaye Playhouse under the auspices of the Martina Arroyo Foundation. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Olly Alexander Releases His Debut Album With Years & Years
The singer, whose new album is “Communion,” is also a busy actor in film and television. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
The Cast of ‚ÄėAmazing Grace‚Äô Grapples With Slavery
The Broadway show, which opens on July 16, has raised emotions among the actors who will portray slaves and slave traders. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Denis Leary Finds His Inner Washed-Up Singer in ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’
In the new show on FX, the actor and comedian stars as a rocker who looks for a last shot at fame. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Classical : NPR
Simone Dinnerstein On A Trip To Cuba And Making Music Out Of Difficulty
David Greene talks to the pianist about her recent performance at a piano festival in Cuba ‚ÄĒ and a particularly stressful time in her life. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:03:00 -0400
Unearthed In A Library, 'Voodoo' Opera Rises Again
The Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoohas not been performed since 1928. A Columbia University researcher rediscovered the score, and now the Harlem Opera Theater hosts two performances. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:28:00 -0400
James Horner, A Giant Among Movie Music Composers, Is Dead, Agents Say
A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed on Monday in an area 60 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif. There were no survivors. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:53:00 -0400
Gunther Schuller, Who Bridged Classical Music And Jazz, Dies At 89
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator ranged widely in his musicianship. With colleagues from Miles Davis to Frank Zappa, he linked classical music and jazz. Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:08:00 -0400
By Their Fingertips: Teen Pianists In New Cliburn Competition
The Van Cliburn Foundation is hosting its first international piano competition for young players. Some are wondering if the new contest is too much pressure too soon. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 17:29:00 -0400
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This past Tuesday, Cincinnati Opera presented its first world premiere in over 50 years with Morning Star by Ricky Ian Gordon and William Hoffman. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:51:12 +0000
Conquering New York
On this day in 1954 the musical Wonderful Town closed at Winter Garden Theater after 559 performances. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:34:23 +0000
Time is the reef upon which all our frail mystic ships are wrecked
On this day in 1941 No√ęl Coward's Blithe Spirit premiered in London. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:21:04 +0000
Pop! Six! Squish! Uh-uh!
"In a sudden, stunning, and largely unexplained change in procedure, Lyric Opera of Chicago has opted not to release any details of its financial performance for FY2015 that ended yesterday." Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:07:55 +0000
Tu che di gelato sei cinta
It's the first of July, and naturally La Cieca won't let the day go by without a salute to those wonderful advertisers who keep online and thriving. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:01 +0000
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

NYT > Jazz
Partnership’s Opening Number: A Day of Jazz
With star power and music ‚Äúfor everybody,‚ÄĚ the Caramoor Center in Katonah, N.Y., hopes for bigger crowds. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Jazz Listings for July 3-9
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Jazz at Lincoln Center and Sony Music Team Up for Blue Engine Records
Jazz at Lincoln Center will release the recordings from its vaults through an agreement with a division of Sony Music. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Remembering What Made Ornette Coleman a Jazz Visionary
The funeral service at Riverside Church in Manhattan for the saxophonist and composer, who died on June 11 at age 85, was a joyful and music-filled affair. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Harold Battiste, Musician, Mentor and Arranger, Dies at 83
Mr. Battiste lent his expertise to a long list of future stars, founded a collective record company and taught at universities. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Jazz : NPR
Dwike Mitchell On Piano Jazz
Known for his duo work with bassist and French-horn player Willie Ruff, the pianist forms a new duo with Marian McPartland to perform "Don't Worry 'Bout Me." Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:03:18 -0400
Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place
See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:56:07 -0400
Jimmy Greene Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'
The saxophonist's latest album is dedicated to the memory of his 6-year-old daughter, killed in the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. His quartet performs the genre-spanning music in concert. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:25:00 -0400
The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash
Singer Vanessa Bley and former Sade collaborator Stuart Matthewman make up the new cocktail jazz band Twin Danger, which has been causing a scene with its self-titled debut and live shows. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 18:48:00 -0400
Tierney Sutton On Piano Jazz
The Grammy-nominated singer performs a set featuring several of Frank Sinatra's signature numbers. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:43:00 -0400
To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade? A Notation Software Update
There have been big changes in the notation software market in recent years, and a lot of people are confused about what is going on and what the future might hold. So here are a few updates (if not upgrades) from the land of music notation software. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:14:27 +0000
Charlie Morrow: Wearing Different Hats
The variety of activities that Charlie Morrow has been involved in for more than half a century is staggering even by today’s standards, when the wearing of numerous hats is almost a pre-requisite for being successful as a composer. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:02:27 +0000
New Music USA Awards $287,050 to 54 Projects
The 54 awarded projects include concerts and recordings as well as dance, film, theater, opera, and more, all involving contemporary music as an essential element. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:42:23 +0000
Realizing Unrealized Projects
A lot of our most highly funded institutions and visible organizations are dominated by quickly aging visions of making music. This stretches from professional ensembles and orchestras to the academies and conservatories where future musicians are trained. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:00:53 +0000
One of Our Brothers as Well as a Bright Light‚ÄĒRemembering James Horner (1953-2015)
James Horner was a true gentleman, a smart businessman, an excellent teacher, a sensitive artist with a big heart, and a composer who loved the art of collaboration‚ÄĒdespite not always getting his way. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:00:33 +0000


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