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New York Times
Why Def Leppard Finally Said Yes to the ‘Rock of Ages’ Musical
The jukebox show never had the rights to use the band’s songs, even though it’s named after one. That’s changing for its 10th anniversary revival. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:10:26 GMT
America’s Most Astonishing Choir Hates Sounding Pretty
The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, combines an embrace of the new, a social conscience and fearless technique. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:06:27 GMT
Andrea Bocelli’s Most Prized Possession
The singer reflects on a gift he received from Muhammad Ali, a symbol of their long friendship. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:43:56 GMT
That Glitchy Music Video on YouTube? It’s Getting an Upgrade
The streaming service and Universal Music Group have teamed up to revamp more than 1,000 videos from artists including Lady Gaga, Tom Petty, Billy Idol and the Spice Girls. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:00:06 GMT
Yo-Yo Ma’s Sister, Yeou-Cheng, Continues Her Family’s Legacy
The Children’s Orchestra Society, founded by their father, is celebrating its 50th anniversary at Carnegie Hall this week. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:00:05 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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The Best-Selling Romance Novelist’s Baroque Tale Of Her Husband Trying To Poison Her (Is It True?)
About five years ago, the lawsuit claims, her hair and teeth started falling out and she developed intense nausea, tremors, disorientation, bone loss, facial swelling, and a peculiar metallic taste in her mouth. Tests of her hair, blood, and nails appear to reveal that she’d had high levels of toxic heavy metals in her system, […] Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:03:22 +0000
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Coming Back To Broadway
The show combines singing, rapping, comedy, beat-boxing and human percussion, with the performers taking suggestions from the audience to create “humorous bits, instantaneous songs and riffs, and fully realized musical numbers.” – Deadline Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:33:56 +0000
Arizona State University’s Project With James Turrell’s Roden Crater Says A Lot About Museums
As an artwork that encompasses a sprawling landmass as well as decades’ worth of crafting to customize it as a man-made offering to the cosmos, Roden Crater may be “an order of magnitude too great” for conventional means of art-world funding, said Michael Govan—whereas, “when a university comes in, they have particle accelerators. They see […] Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:02:47 +0000
The Radical Notion Of Harriet Tubman On The Twenty-Dollar Bill
Her expression is a stealthy contrast to the blank-eyed stare of Jackson, who would remain on the new twenty’s back side, demoted but not fully displaced. Should the bill one day materialize, the composition of Tubman and Jackson, two faces of the same vexed coin, would serve as an apt emblem of Americans’ habit of […] Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:28:33 +0000
Why Paris Wants To Plant Forests Around Its Famous Landmarks
“Under a plan announced last week by Mayor Anne Hidalgo, thickets of trees will soon appear in what today are pockets of concrete next to landmark locations, including the Hôtel de Ville, Paris’s city hall; the Opera Garnier, Paris’s main opera house; the Gare de Lyon; and along the Seine quayside.” – CityLab Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:00:01 +0000
New York Times
A Sunday Night Out at a Queens Jazz Club (and Where to Eat and Drink Nearby)
Weekly jam sessions stretch into the wee hours — and on a school night, no less — but at Terraza 7, it’s the weekend forever. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:05:15 GMT
The Playlist: Taylor Swift Seeks Harmony, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Madonna, Sturgill Simpson, Vagabon and others. Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:03:11 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, 13 Jun 2019 21:00:04 GMT
‘Blue Note Records’ Review: A Smart, Exhilarating Look at an Influential Label
Featuring Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and other luminaries, a new documentary examines Blue Note’s legacy from Thelonious Monk to hip-hop. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:00:06 GMT
How New Orleans Celebrates Its Dead
The funeral for Leah Chase, a chef and civil rights icon, showcased a street culture that continues to flourish in the city she helped revive. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:00:01 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
Lydia R. Diamond’s Toni Stone Opens Off-Broadway
The Pam MacKinnon-helmed production, chronicling the rise of legendary player Toni Stone, opens at Roundabout's Laura Pels.
The Prom Sets Closing Date on Broadway
The new musical comedy opened at the Longacre Theatre in November 2018.
Exclusive Look at Rehearsals for Little Shop of Horrors With Andrew Keenan-Bolger
The Cape Playhouse production, also starring Lauren Zakrin and Rema Webb, begins performances June 26 in Massachusetts.
A Sneak Peek at Encores! Off-Center's Working and What the Cast Had to Say About Their Own Past Jobs
From a car-crashing pizza delivery boy to dressing in a Hershey’s costume, the cast has done it all while waiting for their time on stage.
Musical America Blogs
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
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 New York City Stories
Raquel Cion Presents 50th Birthday And NARAL Fundraiser With The Music Of David Bowie
Raquel Cion & Friends: A Very Special Birthday Concert! Half a century ago, on the eve of those spaceboys' first steps on the moon, Raquel Cion was 'born [she] was!' We're 'commencing countdown' by recreating and paying homage to David Bowie & Friends: A Very Special Birthday Concert his sold out 50th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. In true David Bowie fashion, Raquel has chosen for the night's proceeds to benefit NARAL Pro-Choice! Come 'get partified' with us!   Wed, 19 Jun 2019 21:36:10 PST
IN THIS LIFE By Bat-Sheva Guez And Robbie Fairchild To Debut At Dance On Camera Festival, 7/12
Bat-Sheva Guez's short film In This Life will make its NY premiere at Dance on Camera Festival on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 8:45pm. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association, the short will screen at the Walter Reade Theater as part of the 47th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival. Tickets are $15 and will be available on June 21 at www.filmlinc.orgfilms. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:38:53 PST
Littleglobe Present Musician/Composer Thollem McDonas And Video Artist ACVilla
Littleglobe is delighted to present Musiciancomposer Thollem McDonas and video artist ACVilla, returning to Santa Fe with their newest work-in-progress, The Now Of US. Known as Silver Ochre, the duo is launching their second multimedia experience of the U.S. after their 2016 48-state odyssey, Who Are US. This time, the focus is on the immediacy of present-day America through murals and collaborative music. Thollem and ACVilla will be premiering the project this evening with a profile of Albuquerque muralist Nani Chacon and new footage of murals throughout NM. Visit Silver Ochre's site to learn more about the duo and the project: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:21:24 PST
Producer The Green Room 42 played host on Friday, June 14, 2019, to the fourth edition variety show of The Early Night Show LIVE! created, written, directed, accompanied, and performed by 12 year old Joshua Turchin. The young performer, writer and composer drew lots of laughs and applause throughout the cabaret featuring music, sketch comedy, improv, and special guests. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:23:01 PST
Corporate America Meets Broadway with Storytelling Leadership Panel
Storytelling & Broadway, a new leadership lab experience from Masie Productions, welcomes corporate America to Broadway with this fresh take on learning and development. Created by producer and learning guru Elliott Masie (The Prom, The Cher Show), Broadway star Telly Leung (Aladdin,Allegiance), and storyteller and Broadway press rep Emily McGill (The Lion King, A Raisin in the Sun), Storytelling & Broadway features a panel conversation with theatre professionals discussing storytelling on stage and off, as well as exploring the skills and tactics that help Broadway shows to come together. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:03:14 PST


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