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New York Times
John Cohen, Champion of Old-Time Music, Is Dead at 87
As a founder of the New Lost City Ramblers and as a photographer, filmmaker and musicologist, he devoted his life to the traditional music of the rural South. Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:52:41 GMT
Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Chief Executive Abruptly Leaves
Simon Woods, who replaced Deborah Borda after her long tenure, started less than two years ago. Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:09:51 GMT
Was Ric Ocasek Actually 75?
Some sources said the Cars frontman, who died Sunday, was 70. Here’s how The Times figured out the right age. Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:05:48 GMT
‘The Drama is Over’ at the Salzburg Easter Festival
Nikolaus Bachler will take over the annual event, and Christian Thielemann and his Staatskapelle Dresden will move on after 2022. Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:06:06 GMT
Amazon Offers Millions of Songs in High-Quality Audio. Even Neil Young Approves.
The company addresses a longtime complaint of audiophiles by offering improved audio for 50 million songs. It will cost $15 a month, $13 for members. Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:00:06 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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Getty Trust Commits $100 Million To Conserve Antiquities Around The World
The trust, which operates the Getty Museum, has long focused on ancient Greek and Roman antiquities. This new program, however, is designed to expand the conservation efforts it underwrites to countries where they have not worked before, including Southeast Asia and Central and South America. – The New York Times Tue, 17 Sep 2019 22:03:38 +0000
Get Politics Out Of Classical Music? Well, Er…
These invectives against “political” music seem to stand out more due to our current contentious climate, which may create the impression that there has been an uptick in the number of modern pieces with a political orientation. But the truth is that there has always been a desire on the part of artists to respond […] Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:35:17 +0000
Dublin’s Quirkiness Is Being Scrubbed. Why?
The past few years have seen several of Dublin’s murals painted over, street markets canceled, and bars and cultural venues closed. Often, the things replacing them are facilities for tourists. With many fearing that the city’s vitality and character is being permanently stripped away, there’s a growing concern that Dublin risks being totally surrendered to […] Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:58:42 +0000
The Guardian Picks The Best New Architecture Of The Modern Age
Twenty-five projects make the list – from Tate Modern to housing in South America to New York’s High Line. – The Guardian Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:33:55 +0000
How Tate Modern Became An Iconic And Celebrated Building
“Twenty years on, the project is no less powerful. In fact, it seems eerily ahead of its time. The turn of the millennium was a time when “iconic” architecture was in its overblown prime, every city desperate for a piece of the “Bilbao effect”, following Frank Gehry’s thrashing titanium fish for the Guggenheim Museum. To […] Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:01:16 +0000
New York Times
The Playlist: Ariana, Miley and Lana Take on ‘Angels,’ and 11 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Perfume Genius, the Lumineers, Charli XCX and others. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:11:03 GMT
Linking Tango and Jazz, Guillermo Klein Looks Back and Ahead
The September album “Cristal” by Los Guachos, his multinational 11-piece big band, takes on tunes by the tango star Carlos Gardel, as well as Mr. Klein’s own compositions. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:00:10 GMT
12 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, 12 Sep 2019 21:00:06 GMT
77 Pop and Jazz Albums, Shows and Festivals Coming This Fall
Buzzy artists (King Princess, Young M.A), enduring performers (Neil Young, Madonna) and musicians dabbling in fresh mediums (Tegan and Sara, Sturgill Simpson) are coming in the new season. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:24:44 GMT
Mary Lyerly Alexander, Keeper of the Coltrane Flame, Is Dead at 92
Celebrated in song by John Coltrane as “Cousin Mary,” she helped preserve his legacy and keep the jazz scene vibrant in Philadelphia. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:39:07 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
Betty Corwin, Creator of the Theater on Film and Tape Archive, Dies at 98
Corwin fought to preserve the theatre, earning a special Tony Award for what has become an indispensable resource.
Melissa Errico to Release Expanded Edition of 2011 Album Legrand Affair
The Tony Award nominee will celebrate the deluxe re-release with a concert engagement at Feinstein’s/54 Below November 8–9.
Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat to Perform 24-Hour The Second Woman Off-Broadway
The live performance is inspired by John Cassavetes’ 1977 film Opening Night.
Kristin Chenoweth Will Return to Broadway in New Concert Act For the Girls
The Tony and Emmy winner will play a limited engagement at the Nederlander Theatre to celebrate her new solo album.
Musical America Blogs
Emancipating Artists From Your Roster
By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Hi everyone! The issue of artists leaving a roster and re-booking themselves at a venue their manager/agent originally found for them is always an ongoing problem. I’ve been asked to re-post a blog we did on this several years ago. Here it is….. Dear Law and Disorder: What would be […] Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:42:36 +0000
Lyon and Paris Fail the Future
By: Frank Cadenhead.  The Tuesday news of the failure to find a replacement for Serge Dorny at the Opéra National de Lyon leaves opera in France’s second-largest city adrift. The announcement by the selection committee indicates that all of the finalist, and their proposals for season 2021-2022 and beyond, have been found insufficient. The members […] Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:23:24 +0000
Opera and Cigarettes
By: Frank Cadenhead. It was not just “politically incorrect.” The Belgian government has accused the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège of possibly violating a law by receiving financial support from a tobacco company. Support by Japan Tobacco International, whose brands include Winston and Camel, has not been hidden and the company’s logo appears is […] Sun, 12 May 2019 20:21:32 +0000
Waiting… Waiting… Waiting…
By Frank Cadenhead: The article in today’s Le Figaro could not conceal the anger and frustration. The title “Will the Opéra de Paris Have a Program in 2021?” points to the failure of the opera administration, the Ministry of Culture and the French President Macron himself to finally name a successor to Stephane Lissner for […] Tue, 07 May 2019 17:26:07 +0000
Random Musings On the Paris Music Scene
By Frank Cadenhead: The short list of candidates to be the incoming GM of the Opera National de Paris has been known for a few weeks now and we expect an announcement any day. President Macron, however, has been occupied with other matters, not the least of which is the Notre Dame catastrophe of yesterday […] Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:41:48 +0000 New York City Stories
THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Returns To The Road This Holiday Season
The Hip Hop Nutcracker (, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, returns to the road this holiday season for a 30-city national tour.  This year, PBS has exclusively partnered with the production to air ALL ARTS Presents The Hip Hop Nutcracker at NJPAC on the ALL ARTS broadcast and streaming channels starting Friday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m. The full program will air this fall and winter on local PBS broadcast stations throughout the country and nationwide through the free ALL ARTS streaming app and on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 22:09:20 PST
Peter Brook And Marie-Helene Estienne's WHY? Announced At Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Today a consortium of New York City cultural, educational, and media institutions announce Peter Brook/NY (Karen Brooks Hopkins, Executive Producer), a citywide recognition of Brook's work and his collaborations with Marie-Hélène Estienne from 1953 to the present. In addition to the U.S. Premiere of Brook and Estienne's Why? which Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) presents September 21 a?" October 6 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Peter Brook/NY features programing from BAM, The Center for Fiction, Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Française's Crossing the Line Festival, Hunter College, The Juilliard School, TFANA, and WNET.  A booklet produced by BAM Hamm Archivesa?"featuring historic photographs, a timeline of Brook's productions and New York presence, an essay by writer Violaine Huisman, and information about Peter Brook/NY eventsa?"will be available to all attendees and online at and Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:57:16 PST
NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs And CUNY Announce New Permanent Public Funding For CUNY Cultural Corps
The City University of New York (CUNY), the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), and The Rockefeller Foundation have announced the launch of the fourth year of the CUNY Cultural Corps, which places students in paid internship positions with New York City non-profit cultural institutions. The program exposes students to opportunities and future careers in the arts while expanding the cultural community's engagement with CUNY's diverse pool of talent. As of the current fiscal year, funding for the Cultural Corps has been made a permanent line item in DCLA's budget, providing long-term support for the program. The Rockefeller Foundation has also established an endowment-based fellowship to support several internships each year in perpetuity.  Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:52:56 PST
One-Eyed Rabbit to Produce Original Anthology Series About NYC Stage Managers
Actor/Writer Matt Steiner, co-founder and former co-artistic director of The Representatives (Veritas, Private Manning Goes to Washington, The Apartment Plays) and Writer/Director Maren Lavelle (Composition of a Woman, The Holding Room) have joined together to form One-Eyed Rabbit, a new film and television production company. Their mission states, a?oeWe acknowledge our limited views as individuals and seek to offer new perspectives on familiar narratives to illuminate the full scope of our shared humanity.a?? Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:52:47 PST
PRETTY THING TOUR Launches Cheeky Anti-Conference For Creative Womxn In NYC And L.A.
Pretty Thing founders, Sarah Hawkins, and Myah Hollis, have announced that their innovative 'anti-conference' event series, entitled Pretty Thing Tour, will be launching in NYC on September 21 at Betaworks Studios in Chelsea, and will continue onto Los Angeles at The Riveter in Marina Del Rey in November. Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:15:00 PST


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