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Alex Wolff Acts, Writes and Directs. And He’s Only 21.
His debut film, “The Cat and the Moon,” is loosely inspired by his parents. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:00:03 GMT
Vagabon Found Her Voice in Indie Rock. Then Found a New One.
On her second album, “Vagabon,” Laetitia Tamko shifts away from the style that brought her an international audience with “Infinite Worlds” two years ago. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:11:23 GMT
Floating Points, Electronic Music’s King of Pain
The last time the English musician Sam Shepherd made an album, it took five years. His intense new record, “Crush,” took five weeks. What changed? Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:48:55 GMT
Gary Glitter Won’t Receive ‘Joker’ Royalties, Label Says
The British singer, whose 1972 hit “Rock and Roll (Part 2)” plays at a pivotal point in the film, was convicted in 2015 of sexually abusing three girls decades earlier. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:09:36 GMT
Michael Friedman Died in 2017. Now 9 Albums of His Work Are Coming.
The first three are to be released Friday by Ghostlight Records and the Civilians theater company. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:55:01 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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The Inimitable Mr. Bloom (Last Of His Kind?)
Harold Bloom “read like a man picking up crumbs with a moistened index finger. He often considered loneliness in literature. You felt he was attracted to loneliness as a theme for the same reasons that Ishmael, in “Moby-Dick,” liked to join funeral processions. It made him feel more open, invigorated and alive.” – The New […] Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:09:04 +0000
Barcelona Dance Group Traveling To LA, Stopped, Deported, Even Though They Had Visas
The four were forced to sign a document agreeing to deportation, Marta Carrasco said. She said Customs told her group, “If you don’t sign, you will not be allowed to enter the U.S. for five years.” The artist added that they were “accompanied like criminals by five immigration officers all the way to the airplane […] Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:29:47 +0000
Cambridge University Loans Art To Its Students. In 60 Years None Of It Has Been Damaged
Students can hire up to two artworks for the year for £20 each. A visitors’ book shows the former director of the Tate, Sir Nicholas Serota, borrowed a Henri Gaudier-Brzeska drawing when he was at Christ’s College in the 1960s. – BBC Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:02:58 +0000
Pinterest’s Audience Algorithm Is Awesome. Now It Has To Change
The company’s leaders say they want to map a different route to success in Silicon Valley, one that’s less meteoric and more humane. But in its first year as a public company, it faces a pivotal challenge: How to grow beyond a user base that has historically skewed toward white, suburban women without alienating loyalists, […] Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:29:38 +0000
Trying To Cope With Crowds, Louvre Creates The VR Mona Lisa Experience
The virtual reality tour will be a more intimate encounter. The VR tour, designed to remedy the problem of crowds and distance, will be housed in a small gallery room near the main Leonardo exhibition and apart from the “Mona Lisa.” – The New York Times Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:01:33 +0000
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The Playlist: Harry Styles’s Lite Rock Return, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Liz Phair, Michael Stipe, City Girls and others. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:51:08 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, 10 Oct 2019 21:00:39 GMT
Ginger Baker’s Essential Songs: Listen to 15 Tracks
The musician who helped define the role of the superstar rock drummer has died at 80. Sun, 06 Oct 2019 14:20:23 GMT
The Playlist: The Who’s Defiant Postscript, and 14 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Robert Glasper, Gucci Mane and Megan Thee Stallion, Sleater-Kinney and others. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:43:25 GMT
Larry Willis, Pianist Who Crossed Genres, Is Dead at 76
In a career that began in the early 1960s, he worked with a long and varied list of musicians and groups including Hugh Masekela, Carla Bley and Blood, Sweat and Tears. Thu, 03 Oct 2019 21:11:44 GMT
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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
Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside Opens on Broadway
Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman star in the new play, directed by David Cromer.
Listen to Leslie Odom Jr.’s New Single ‘Standards’ Before It Officially Drops October 18
Hear the Tony winner in an exclusive first listen from his upcoming solo album Mr.
Kate Shindle, Heidi Blickenstaff, L. Steven Taylor Star in Medusa Musical
The developmental work sessions are directed and choreographed by Chloe Treat.
Little Shop of Horrors Opens Off-Broadway October 17
Jonathan Groff and Tammy Blanchard star in the Michael Mayer-helmed production at the Westside Theatre.
Musical America Blogs
Tenor Facebook War Averted
By: Frank Cadenhead. This is (mostly) a Google translation of an item from the French site Forum Opera: After declaring in 2015 that he would not go back on the stage of the Orange Theater, Roberto Alagna announces he will give up Otello on July 12 and 15, 2020 in Munich to make his return […] Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:18:48 +0000
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
BroadwayWorld.com New York City Stories
Karen Olivo, Ariana DeBose & Sergio Trujillo Among Others Join R.Evolución Latina's 2019 Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser
The non-profit arts organization R.Evolución Latina (RL) has provided programming since 2007 and continues to unite artists, youth and beyond as they gear up for 2020 at the 7th Annual Dance-A-Thon on November 10th 2019.  Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:03:46 PST
MCC Theater LET'S TALK Series Continues With Panel ABOUT THE JOURNEY: A CONVERSATION EXPLORING THE UNIQUE STORIES BEHIND THE MUSICALS OF TODAY
MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the next panel discussion as part of their a?oeLet's Talka?? series a?" a?oeAbout the Journey a?" A conversation exploring the unique stories behind the musicals of todaya?? a?" on October 19, 2019, at 5:15pm at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street). Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:57:21 PST
Educational Theatre at NYU Steinhardt Questions Morality with New Production of THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHUAN
Bertolt Brecht's parable of goodness takes the stage at NYU's Black Box Theatre from October 18-27. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:45:58 PST
TADA! Youth Theater Presents THE DANGEROUS CHRISTMAS OF RED RIDING HOOD
The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood is a hilarious take on the Red Riding Hood story told from the Wolf's point of view, book by Robert Emmett, lyrics by Bob Merrill and music by Jule Styne. TADA! was the first company to perform this musical on stage. It was originally produced as a TV special in 1965 featuring Liza Minnelli, Cyril Richard and Vic Damone. Performances run from November 23 through December 15, 2019. The production will be directed by Janine Nina Trevens, TADA!'s Founder and Producing Artistic Director, and choreographed by Joanna Greer, TADA!'s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:34:00 PST
Cirque Du Soleil And The Madison Square Garden Company Announce Casting And Creative Team for Holiday Production TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE
Cirque du Soleil and The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) announced today the casting and creative team for the all-new, family production, 'Twas the Night Before... making its debut at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden this holiday season. 'Twas the Night Before... is an exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas classic as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine. This festive show about the wonders of sharing and friendship promises to spark lasting memories in the hearts of families this holiday season. The production will run at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden from December 12 through December 29, 2019, for 28 performances. Tickets are on-sale now. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:24:42 PST

 

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