On Tuesday, the Kennedy Center announced the appointment of Deborah Rutter, the president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, as its next president; she will succeed Michael Kaiser in the fall of 2014. Throughout the classical...Show More Summary
A quick look at the musical highlights of the month thus far, as observed by the classical music critics of the Washington Post. Robert Battey started the month with a brace of concerts. He heard the controlled veteran Anne-Marie McDermott...Show More Summary
Rick Ross pushed back the release of Mastermind to 2014, but he’s using the extra time to build up unreasonably huge expectations, in classic Rozay fashion. Last night (December 10), Maybach Music Group’s official Twitter account said the album’s Jay Z collaboration, “The Devil Is A Lie,” is the “biggest record you’ll ever hear in your life.”... More »
In her classic song “Like A Prayer,” Madonna notes that life is a mystery and “everyone must stand alone.” That holds true for the Material Girl herself, at least when it comes to earnings: she’s all by herself atop this year’s list of the highest-paid women in music.
Spotify has acquired the rights to the catalogue of Led Zeppelin as the streaming music service continues to add classic acts to its roster and lock out competitors from featuring popular artists. The news, initially reported by The New York Times, was announced at Spotify's event on Wednesday. Show More Summary
I just read a post on On An Overgrown Path concerning the fact that wealthy people who sit on boards of major music festivals are the people calling the shots about the future of "classical" music.I can only quote Captain Renault: Rich people who love music have ALWAYS been the reason that "classical music" institutions survive. Show More Summary
Variety reports that nearly a week after the success of its live broadcast “The Sound of Music” musical, NBC has officially greenlit another version of a classic project and will be airing a four-hour miniseries adaptation of “Rosemary’s Baby.” Scott Abbott and James Wong are... Read More
It was a risky move to try and pull off a live version of the classic “The Sound of Music,” but NBC’s moxy ended up paying off big time. With 18.6 million viewers, last week’s event also sparked half-a-million tweets, though lead star...Show More Summary
NPR Music posted their 50 Favorite Albums of 2013, and as usual it included a lot of classical, jazz, world music, but also many of the indie/pop/rap/metal that shows up on these lists like Bill Callahan, Blood Orange, Chance...
Eleanor Parker, the actress who played “the Baroness” in the timeless classic The Sound Of Music, died at the age of 91. Parker, who was actually nominated for three Academy Awards, but not for the role she is best known for, was a star of the silver screen during the forties, fifties, and sixties. Show More Summary
Some classics should never be remade. Gone With The Wind. Dirty Dancing. Striptease. You cannot improve on perfection, and Hollywood needs to stop trying making shitty ass remakes of everything. Bigger budgets and fancy technology does not override shitty actors and emotionless actresses. Show More Summary
Los Angeles’ increasing reputation as a capital for new classical music got further confirmation from the Grammy Awards on Friday night. Five recordings that involve the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Santa Monica new music series Jacaranda, the Piano Spheres pianist Gloria Cheng and the Ojai Festival received a total of seven nominations in five categories.
Meet Eyal Lovett: Israeli-bron pianist and composer Eyal Lovett creates a wide range of music. Although classically trained, he is deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, as well as other musical traditions rotted from Israel and the Middle East. Lovett's debut album, Let Go (Self Produced, 2013), wa...
New York, NY—NBC put on two projects, the making of this project and then a week later the live play. This was a classic film with Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews. It was based on a great World War Two inspired story of the von Trapp family. Show More Summary
Hell in a Handbag's Christmas Dearest and About Face Theatre's We Three Lizas share a basic premise: They are both based on the Charles Dickens classic tale: A Christmas Carol. Both original musicals, they fuse comedy, camp and drag with...
French director Mikael Colombu teased this back in January and has finally gotten around to releasing the full-length sci-fi CGI-filled music video for Drake’s “We’ll Be Fine.” Playing over video is a piece of classical grand opera called “Don Carlo” by Verdi. After the jump, Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and October’s Very Own take over Bar None [...]
ByThomas Sobon: Beethoven's 5th Symphony is arguably the best and most famous composition in the history of classical music. The opening four notes are profound and have become so ingrained in people's memories that they are iconic among music aficionados. Show More Summary
And don't they know anything about music? Found in the Times compendium of classical music box sets and books: "...a former British businessman." No, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, actually, he's a British former businessman, unless he gave up his citizenship when he retired from the business world. Show More Summary
Grüss Gott, my fellow Austrians! The moment has finally arrived: Tonight is NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood, Vampire Bill, and Tom from Smash (!!!). (Vulture will be live-tweeting.) However, as human beings have been conditioned since the late sixties to watch Julie Andrews’s movie... More »
Classical pianist Jeremy Denk spoke to chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown before a recital for the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C in October. To explain the relationship between aria and variation in J.S. Show More Summary