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Tanya Tucker Would Rather Be Celebrated While She’s Alive
The country star is returning with her first album of original music in 17 years, aided by two younger musicians who feel her fire: Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:55:48 GMT
Slipknot Outsells Rick Ross for a No. 1 Album
The hard rock band used the now-common tactic of pairing an album with a concert ticket to aid sales. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:56:13 GMT
In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music
More than 90 years ago, recordings in a hat warehouse in Bristol, Tenn., unleashed a quintessentially American musical form. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:00:16 GMT
Accusations Against Plácido Domingo Divide the Opera World
Reports of sexual harassment against one of opera’s most revered stars have brought opposing reactions from singers, and continents. Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:57:29 GMT
The Week in Arts: An End to ‘The Affair’; A Lincoln Center Horror Show
Anna Paquin joins the Showtime show’s time-skipping final season, and the Scary Movies festival descends upon New York. Sat, 17 Aug 2019 06:00:11 GMT
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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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Why Isn’t Hollywood Actively Taking On Climate Change?
So why aren’t there more realistic, or semi-realistic, or, dare it be suggested, hopeful films about climate change? Because, several directors said, it is hard to find financing for movies that risk being real downers and challenge audiences to change their ways. Because mass extinction is soul-crushing and people seek out entertainment to escape. – […] Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:02:00 +0000
How Women Authors Still Struggle To Be Taken Seriously
“There is anecdotal evidence that gender affects every step of the publishing process. In 2015, Catherine Nichols submitted proposals for a novel to agents and publishers under both her own name and a “homme de plume.” Her male alter ego, George, received far more interest: His manuscript was requested 17 times, compared with two for […] Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:32:57 +0000
How Kristi Edmunds Disrupts The Arts World
“In my late twenties (living in Portland, Oregon as an artist and emerging curator), I recognized that the art institutions at the time had settled on mission-priorities that would follow the conventions of art-historical successes which were long proven and regionally familiar. This left a rather large gulf between the ideas and work of living […] Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:01:51 +0000
Read The Art Spiegelman Essay On Comics That He Says Marvel Refused To Print
“I turned the essay in at the end of June, substantially the same as what appears here. A regretful Folio Society editor told me that Marvel Comics (evidently the co-publisher of the book) is trying to now stay “apolitical”, and is not allowing its publications to take a political stance. I was asked to alter […] Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:30:30 +0000
San Francisco Mural Controversy Is An Example Of Public Responsibility For Art
Charles Desmarais: “As important as the Arnautoff murals are, as art and as American history, the issues raised by the attempt to destroy or obscure them are larger than this single controversy. They have to do with what I think of as a kind of cultural duty of care — with the avoidance of negligence […] Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:02:57 +0000
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The Playlist: Unreleased John Coltrane, and 9 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Normani, Rosalía and Ozuna, Vivian Girls and others. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:27:38 GMT
Wynton Marsalis Lets the Orchestra Shine in His Violin Concerto
A new recording captures this 2015 work, which doesn’t depend on the presence of him or his jazz colleagues. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:00:05 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, 15 Aug 2019 21:00:05 GMT
Visionary Musicians Seek Truths for the Future in a Spiritual Past
Moor Mother, Ben LaMar Gay, Angel Bat Dawid and other jazz-adjacent storytellers are embracing tradition and questions about the nature of performance. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:31:21 GMT
The Playlist: Lana Del Rey’s Pointed Protest, and 8 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Megan Thee Stallion, Alessia Cara, PJ Morton and others. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:56:19 GMT
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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
Ali Stroker, Michael McElroy, Sheri Sanders, Michael Kushner Teaming Up With Born This Way Foundation for Rock the Audition Coalition
The new initiative will work to amplify marginalized voices in the theatre industry and create a safe space for underserved communities to start and grow careers.
Watch Broadway Alums Ariana DeBose, Matt Shingledecker, and Steffanie Leigh in Seaside
Hamilton alum Ariana DeBose makes her feature film debut ahead of starring in Steven Spielberg's musical adaptation of West Side Story.
The Ensemblist Celebrates Broadway Families
The popular platform paid tribute to Broadway couples and their children with a photo shoot by Corinne Louie.
Grosses Analysis: The Cher Show Ends Broadway Run on a Bang Bang
The bio-musical that had audiences seeing triple played its final performance August 18.
Current and Upcoming National Tours
A look at the touring musicals and plays that may soon be coming to a city near you!
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
BroadwayWorld.com New York City Stories
SOLD-OUT Shows Are Audience Favorites At United Solo's Tenth Anniversary
United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is bringing together over 130 shows from all over the world for its tenth anniversary. These shows will offer audiences intimate theatre experiences highlighting the talent, unique perspectives, and storytelling prowess of participating artists. Many promising shows have captured the public's imagination, have sold out their first performances at the Festival, and may now be offered additional performances. Fourteen bestselling shows are now sold out at United Solo. Three of these SOLD-OUT shows are part of THE BEST OF category, which recognizes the greatest artistic achievements of United Solo's first decade. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:04:40 PST
Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys Bring Back Neo-Rockabilly To Helsinki Hudson
Celebrating over a quarter-century of music-making, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys bring their swinging brand of neo-rockabilly back to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, November 8, at 9pm. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:19:47 PST
Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center For The Arts Presents The World Premiere Of WE AREN'T KIDS ANYMORE
Led by a New York-based creative team helmed by director/choreographer Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, WE AREN'T KIDS ANYMORE, a new song cycle by Drew Gasparini will premiere at Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts for two performances August 17 and 18, 2019 showcasing a cast of CNU musical theatre students. Professor Colin Ruffer, who currently leads the musical theatre program at CNU, serves as music director. The production features music supervision by Justin Goldner, lighting design by Andrew F. Griffin, and is presented in partnership with Erica Rotstein. Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:27:11 PST
New York Actors Take Over Award-Winning Web Series SORRY, ARI In Tribute To NYC
SORRY ARI is a 15-episode comedy web series that follows Ari, a positive guy with the absolute worst luck in the world. It was selected as One of the Best Web Series by INDIEWIRE alongside Jerry Seinfeld and recently won Breakout Series at Glow Fest LA.  It has been featured at the HollyWeb Festival, The Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, WhoHaHa, Funny or Die and FilmShortage. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:48:32 PST

 

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