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New York Times
Music
The Election Is Over. So Let’s Talk About What Really Matters, Like ‘Shoeys’
This week’s Australia letter: the best stories this week from the Times that have nothing to do with politics. Fri, 24 May 2019 01:16:35 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, 23 May 2019 21:00:05 GMT
6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 23 May 2019 21:00:04 GMT
From L.A. Punk to Staten Island Hip-Hop: The Season’s Best Music Books
James Parker also reviews two books about CSNY, an account of William Burroughs’s enduring importance to musicians and a much needed oral history of Joy Division. Thu, 23 May 2019 20:43:33 GMT
DanceAfrica Celebrates Rwanda and a ‘Living Sense of Grace’
The festival’s artistic director says his mission is to balance contemporary and tradition with a certain kind of artistic momentum. Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:14 GMT
BBC
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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ArtsJournal
Washington DC’s Mayor Wants Her City To Be An Arts Mecca. The City’s Artists Aren’t Happy
The mayor has instrumentalized culture as an economic driver of the capital’s fortunes ever since taking office in 2014 and embarking on the creation of her Cultural Plan one year later. Deference to what she has described as “the cultural economy” has earned Bowser few fans from the arts community, which has characterized the mayor’s proposals as […] Thu, 23 May 2019 22:03:40 +0000
Trying To Combat Trolls, Rotten Tomatoes Changes Its Audience Rating Scoring
The site’s standard user rating will now reflect only moviegoers who can prove they’ve bought a ticket to see it in a theater. – Variety Thu, 23 May 2019 21:29:35 +0000
Virtue Versus Utility: Do We Need To Change The Framework For How We Address Issues?
While virtue theory – the construction of a moral framework around the ideal of “the good life” and related character traits – dates back to Ancient Greece, it has been commonly associated with religion. And this helps to explains why it has fallen out of fashion since the Enlightenment.But are there signs of that movement […] Thu, 23 May 2019 21:02:31 +0000
The Sarasota Symphony Wanted To Build A New Home In A Park. The Community Didn’t Like That Idea
Hundreds of citizens attended the City Commission meeting Monday, and more than 70 of them spoke during public comment, which extended the meeting four hours beyond its estimated end. By the end of the meeting, the majority of the commissioners did not feel comfortable approving further research on the orchestra’s vision, which they still had […] Thu, 23 May 2019 20:28:23 +0000
In 1880 A Symphony Pointed The Way To A Distinctly American Music. Then It Was Forgotten
“It’s amazing that this landmark symphony could have been so easily forgotten. As with the other seminal New Englanders—George Whitefield Chadwick, Horatio Parker, and Edward MacDowell, among them—modernism killed off Paine’s music. And with the ascendancy of American vernacular forms, reflected in the music of Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, and others, any music arising from […] Thu, 23 May 2019 20:01:04 +0000
New York Times
Jazz
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, 23 May 2019 21:00:05 GMT
Sol Yaged, a Joyful New York Jazz Mainstay, Is Dead at 96
A clarinetist solidly in the Benny Goodman mold, Mr. Yaged began performing in the early 1940s and continued to play well into the 21st century. Thu, 23 May 2019 20:37:38 GMT
N.E.A. Jazz Masters Include Roscoe Mitchell and Dorthaan Kirk
Reggie Workman and Bobby McFerrin round out the National Endowment for the Arts’s class of 2020. Tue, 21 May 2019 13:31:11 GMT
The Playlist: Slipknot Roars Back to Life, and 9 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Lana Del Rey, Halsey, DJ Khaled and others. Fri, 17 May 2019 15:46:31 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, 16 May 2019 21:00:06 GMT
BBC
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
Last Chance: Schedule of Upcoming Broadway and Off-Broadway Show Closings
What shows are about to close in New York City?
Head Over Heels Star Peppermint and Cabaret Favorite Alexis Michelle to Headline Pride Month Concerts in NYC
The RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 sisters will take the stage on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
Inside the 2019 Robert Whitehead Award Ceremony, Honoring Producer Tom Kirdahy
Kirdahy is known for producing Broadway productions such as Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Hadestown, and Bandstand.
25 Days of Tonys: Where Beetlejuice’s Scott Brown Found His Emotional Inspiration for the Show About Death
One half of the Beetlejuice writing team shares his first role onstage, the show that affected him most, and more.
Watch Playbill's Ruthie Fierberg Take the Stage in Broadway's The Prom
Senior Features Editor Fierberg shared a scene with Tony winner Beth Leavel in her one-night-only Broadway bow.
Musical America Blogs
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
U.S. Artist Visa Updates as of April 5, 2019
By Brian Taylor Goldstein Most of you are aware by now that in fall 2018 a number of significant policy and procedural changes were imposed on the already exasperating process of obtaining U.S. artist visas. No surprisingly, these changes were the work of Donald Trump, who is also known by many other names: Cheeto-In-Chief, Trumpty […] Fri, 05 Apr 2019 05:26:40 +0000
More on La Scala’s Saudi Ties.
By Frank Cadenhead. In an interview in the Italian newspaper, La Stampa, the La Scala Opera GM is holding firm on his idea to accept a controversial gift of 15 million euros over five years from the Saudi government. This agreement would also give the Saudi Minister of Culture, Price Bader ben Abdallah, a seat […] Wed, 13 Mar 2019 11:45:57 +0000
BroadwayWorld.com New York City Stories
Slate Day NYC To Feature Live Podcasts, Comics, Children's Events And More
On June 8th, Slate Magazine will hold the first-ever Slate Day in NYC: a day of live podcasts, energetic conversations, and fun experiences with our biggest personalities and special guests including First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, television personality Miz Cracker, comedian Aparna Nancherla, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine Nikole Hannah-Jones, Emmy-award winning writer and comedian Wyatt Cenac, a performance by Yo La Tengo, and many more. Thu, 23 May 2019 21:35:18 PST
Whitney Museum To Host Free Queer History Walking Tours This Summer
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, join the Whitney Museum of American Art for a free walking tour that explores the rich queer history of the neighborhood surrounding the Museum on select Fridays throughout the summer, including all Fridays in June during the World Pride celebration.  Tours will begin at 6:00 p.m. and depart from the Whitney Museum of American Art, located at 99 Gansevoort Street (between Washington Street and West Street), Manhattan. Thu, 23 May 2019 20:51:31 PST
The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes SMASH Star Jaime Cepero Ahead of his New Show at The Green Room 42
This week the Broadwaysted crew is thrilled to be getting 'smashed' with Jaime Cepero, one of the stars of NBC's beloved musical theatre drama 'Smash!' We're pouring out Van Brunt Stillhouse Whiskey into our show cups as Jaime spills about playing a 'villain' on TV, touring with the 75th Anniversary production of Porgy & Bess, and his upcoming show on Saturday, May 25th at 9:30pm at Green Room 42! (for tickets, visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com) Thu, 23 May 2019 17:26:04 PST
Monica Lu And Nicholas Simpson To Make Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Monica Lu and Nicholas Simpson Thu, 23 May 2019 17:11:31 PST
Summer Fresh Festival Submission Extended To Include Reproductive Rights
Broad Views On Broadway will present their annual Summer Fresh Festival! This year their themes are Social Change, Unsung Heros ,Conflicts Within Minority Groups and Reproductive Rights. As we continue to face attacks on everyday human rights its important now more than ever to know we are not alone. Thu, 23 May 2019 10:22:44 PST

 

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