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US agency expands its Berlin base

Opus 3 Artists has added Dr Marcus Felsner as joint managing director of its Berlin operation with Katharina Ronnefeld, its leader since 2012. Felsner, 48, is described as ‘a German lawyer and classical music essayist (who) has been the managing partner of a global professional service firm. So, not an agent or talent scout.

Classical Music At The Movies (AKA, The Oscars' Nominated Scores)

18 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Shocker: What should win Best Score and what is going to win Best Score aren't remotely the same.


Video Game Description: Four Last Things is a point-and-click adventure game made from Renaissance-era paintings and public domain recordings of classical music. It is about sin, and the Four Last... For more, visit our blog !

Listen to an Unreleased Nas, Jay Z, Jadakiss and DMX Song

So last night, Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze took to Instagram Live for a 3-hour long “battle of the beats” which had them facing off with some of their respective classics and a bunch of unreleased music. One of the highlights that has gotten the most attention, for obvious reasons, was an unreleased track from […]

RIP: Leon Ware, soul music producer and singer

From NPR: One of the underheralded architects of soul music has died: songwriter producer and singer Leon Ware, who penned classics for such artists as Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Michael Jackson, Minnie Riperton, Quincy Jones and many more. Show More Summary

In Anavila

At the launch of a classical music album, Ira was photographed in an Anavila sari. With her hair pulled back, she finished out the look with chunky jewelry from Silver House. You like? Ira Dubey At Rabab To Sarod Album Launch Photo Credit: Viral Bhayani, Instagram

The stories we weave are incomplete…

3 days agoMusic / Classical : Sandow

For Black History Month, something we should be asking. How can classical music tell the full, diverse story of our culture?

Prepare to Sing Along Embarrassingly Loud to the Anastasia Musical's "Journey to the Past"

The first song from the Broadway adaptation of Anastasia is here, and it's glorious. Christy Altomare, who plays the title character in the stage adaptation of Fox's 1997 animated classic, will have you cycling through all types of emotions as her voice soars. Show More Summary

Joshua Bell: VR could popularize classical music

Famed violinist Joshua Bell teams with Sony PlayStation on VR experience        

New 'Trevor' musical, Sam Shepard in Writers' next season

Writers Theatre in Glencoe announced the company’s 2017-18 six-show season Wednesday, including classic revivals, a Chicago premiere from Lydia Diamond and the previously announced pre-Broadway tryout of "Trevor: The Musical." "Trevor," a new musical based on the Oscar-winning film about a Diana...

Why Cracker Barrel Was Behind This Grammy-Winning Remix of Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’

Country music legend Dolly Parton and a cappella group Pentatonix have been making the rounds on the awards and TV show circuit with their remix of Parton's classic hit "Jolene," which just snagged a Grammy for best country duo/group performance. What fans might not know, however, is that they have Cracker Barrel, in part, to...

Portland, Maine Classical Radio Station Abruptly Switches To Country

The announcement said no more than this: "We would like to thank the fans of WBACH and classical music for listening over the years and we regret any inconvenience as a result of the changes." WBACH's frequency is now used to simulcast a country station just a little ways down the dial.

Portland Brings Kids To Jazz

5 days agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

In the windows of a Target store on a busy street corner in downtown Portland is a display of art inspired by jazz. Scattered among classic album covers, the paintings are by students who learn about the music in a program developed by Joe Maita, the president of the PDX Jazz board of directors. You […]

True just for you

5 days agoMusic / Classical : Sandow

If you say that classical music has great value _for you_, you're telling a story that others will listen to. Not so if you say classical music ought to have great value for everyone.

A US classical station is taken over by country music

WBACH in Portland, Maine, has played what it says in the name for 25 years. No longer. As of yesterday, the station is playing country music. ‘We would like to thank the fans of WBACH and classical music for listening over the years and we regret any inconvenience as a result of the changes,’ said […]

When Does (And Doesn't) Film Music Qualify As 'Classical'? Ask Philip Glass And John Corigliano

"Philip Glass and John Corigliano are both regarded as classical composers first and foremost despite their work for the cinema. But both, as Jed Distler found out, find that the lines between classical and film music are by no means clear-cut."

Watch the ‘La La Land’ Opening Musical Number Rehearsal Shot on Damien Chazelle’s iPhone

Even though La La Land has been sweeping up during awards season (with plenty more victories to come at the Academy Awards this coming weekend), there has been some backlash surrounding the modern romance with classical musical style. Show More Summary

How music shapes children’s minds and wellbeing

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect”—the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence—has encouraged the belief that “music makes you smarter.” This interest in the relationship between...

Amazing Dance Photos From Musicals That Won Best Picture

Whether “La La Land” — and its history-making turn this awards season — has you celebrating or bemoaning its winks at classic American musicals, there’s no denying the Damien Chazelle–directed film has made its mark. It’s up for a record-tying 14 awards at the 89th annual Academy Awards on Feb. Show More Summary

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