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Music Headlines
The Academy Plans To Recognize Miyazaki, Whether Or Not He’s Really Quitting Films
miyazaki“Miyazaki is the first Japanese filmmaker to receive a lifetime achievement award from the organization since 1990.” Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:30:55 +0000
Will Self Declares George Orwell ‘A Literary Mediocrity’
orwell“It’s this prose style that has made Orwell the Supreme Mediocrity – and like all long-lasting leaders, he has an ideology to justify his rule.” Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:15:15 +0000
Will Our Digital Future Be Virtual – Or Integrated?
google-glass-explorer“Interfaces will migrate away from our handheld devices to hard surfaces like walls, countertops or even products themselves, making it possible to access information through gestures or spoken commands.” Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:00:59 +0000
The San Diego Opera Downsizes, But, More Importantly, Survives
san-diego-opera“The rise-from-the-dead drama that has unfolded here is being applauded as a hopeful sign in what has otherwise been a decidedly dispiriting stretch for opera, what with the closing of New York City Opera and the bitter labor battle that was recently resolved at the Metropolitan Opera.” Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:45:59 +0000
Arab Film Fests Get Bigger, And Highlight Local Talent
When_I_Saw_02“The fall festival slot, which includes the Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cairo and the Marrakech film festivals, offers significant opportunities for Arab filmmakers to stump for financing and make crucial connections within the industry, as well as a portal in which to take their work beyond the region.” Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:30:59 +0000

NYT > Music
Glenn Cornick, Original Bassist in Jethro Tull, Dies at 67
Mr. Cornick was a founding member of a British band that began with a blues sound and expanded steadily in scope. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Taylor Swift Joins Mentors on ‘The Voice’
Ms. Swift is to step in as an adviser to contestants on NBC’s “The Voice” this fall. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Amid Choruses of Despair, an Aria of Hope
After a near collapse, the San Diego Opera is engaging in a rescue mission, hoping to prove that opera can still thrive not only in San Diego but across the country. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
A Bit of Caution Beneath the Thump
The Electric Zoo Festival, the annual electronic dance music gathering, took over Randalls Island a year after two festivalgoers died after using the synthetic party drug Molly. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
As Critics Play Favorites, Readers Line Up to Join
The Imagine This series reaped comments from people who offered their own contributions or shared thoughts on how they viewed the arts. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400

NYT > Jazz
Jazz Listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4
A selected guide to performances and festivals in the New York City area. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
These Hand-Me-Downs Still Shine Like New
The imprimatur of elders was a theme running clearly through the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Harlem, no matter the age of the performers. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
An Exhibition of Movement
For “Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street,” the Children’s Museum of Manhattan has recruited tap specialists to demonstrate and discuss dance’s relationship to music. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Champion of Jazz Talent Brings His Work Home
Bruce Lundvall, a former president of Blue Note Records now in an assisted-living center, has brought music to his turf with the Sunrise Senior Living Jazz Festival. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Jazz Listings for Aug. 22-28
A selected guide to performances and festivals in the New York City area. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400

A Surge Of Scarlatti Sonatas
Three centuries ago, Domenico Scarlatti churned out 555 keyboard sonatas. Today, pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists still can't get enough. Hear a clutch of new recordings. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:08:03 -0400
Enigmatic Endings: A Farewell To Summer Quiz
The end of summer has a tendency to sneak up on us — or come to an unsettling halt. Try a quiz filled with fantastic finales and tremulous terminations. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:37:00 -0400
Bruce Hornsby's Modern Classical Moment
The pianist who spent 25 years writing pop hits says he's long been interested in the work of Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and others. Now he's sharing that interest with his audience. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:12:00 -0400
A Perfectly Cromulent Classical Guide To 'The Simpsons' Marathon
For a family initially derided as crude, it sure spends a lot of time at the opera. Here's a sampling of embiggened classical music during The Simpsons marathon, which starts today on FXX. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:21:00 -0400
Masters And Disasters: The Met Opera Quiz
To mark the apparent end of the Metropolitan Opera's labor crisis, try a nerdworthy quiz — and learn a few quirky things about America's largest performing arts organization. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:19:00 -0400

Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End
The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:30:25 -0400
Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz
The pianist solos in his original "Lullaby for Rabbit," host Marian McPartland performs a "Portrait of Makoto Ozoné," and together they enjoy musical jokes in Sonny Rollins' "Sonnymoon for Two." Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0400
'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet
In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis' role with commitment and emotion in this set. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:05:00 -0400
The Private Eye Who Made Cool Jazz His Calling Card
The late-'50s detective series Peter Gunn was popular, but Henry Mancini's music for it became iconic. NPR's Linda Wertheimer finds out what makes the jazzy score so indelible. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:54:00 -0400
Christian McBride On Piano Jazz
On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun." Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0400
“Which of these Aaron Jay Kernises am I?”
An orchestra sensation at age 23. Published by 30. Then a Pulitzer Prize and a Grawemeyer. Now a biography. What’s left after someone writes up the story of your life? Aaron Jay Kernis just keeps on going, continuing to balance composing, teaching, and raising a family. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:07:27 +0000
Unexpected Song
You can make a Broadway musical out of anything. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:53 +0000
Location, Location
While localities and regions may be less important in terms of a specific shared sound or group of influences (although that’s still a possibility, too), I’d contend they remain essential as accumulations of a “critical mass” of resources and opportunities to collaborate. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:07:46 +0000
Style Points
Looking around, listening around, culture is as stylistically non-hegemonic as I’ve ever experienced. But parallel to that is a kind of greater semiotic compartmentalization: the vast majority of cultural artifacts I encounter keenly announce their stylistic allegiance early and often. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:27:33 +0000
Dying From Exposure
What is not problematic on an individual level can become catastrophic on a larger level, and I worry that we are rapidly ruling out pretty much every scenario that would allow a typical musician to make a living. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:31:39 +0000
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Apocalypse Later
Instead of locking out the Metropolitan Opera's musicians and stagehands, Peter Gelb, the company's general manager, agreed to a still-to-be-ratified settlement with their labor unions that will allow America's biggest opera company to open its 2014-15 season on schedule. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT
For a Bronx composer, opera rises out of identity struggles
Laura Kaminsky's first opera, 'As One,' will premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday, Sept. 4. It is a collaboration between Ms. Kaminsky, who wrote the music for string quartet and developed the concept, and Kimberly Reed and Mark Campbell, who wrote the libretto. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT
AFM President Blasts NFL Super Bowl Halftime Kickback Scheme
In what could be deemed the most colossal pay to play scheme ever, the National Football League (NFL) has reportedly asked potential Super Bowl halftime performers if they would be willing to pay the league to play at its big game. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT
For interns at nonprofits, don’t expect a paycheck
After college, Prisca Edwards moved to New York City and accepted an unpaid internship with a nonprofit devoted to economic and social-justice issues. She was able to stay with a family friend to save money but watched her fellow interns work late-night restaurant jobs to make ends meet, then show up exhausted at work the next morning.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Laura Kaminsky Named AOP Composer in Residence
American Opera Projects announces the appointment of Laura Kaminsky as its composer-in-residence commencing September 1, 2014, three days before her opera "As One" premieres at BAM in an AOP production. In this role, Kaminsky will bring broad expertise to AOP enabling the Brooklyn-based company to expand its mission of identifying, developing, and presenting new and innovative works of music theater by emerging and established artists and to engage audiences in an immersive, transformative theatrical experience. Wed, 27 Aug 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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