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Streetlight Manifesto's new record, The Hands That Thieve, is an instant classic in the ever-shrinking world of really stellar ska music simply by virtue of being a Streetlight Manifesto album. But what "Ungrateful" brings to the table is something a little subtler; it's a great Catch 22 song. Read more...
It’s not a surprise that older people like classical music more than younger people. For the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), that trend needed to be fixed. Since most of their audience is older than 65 years, the OSB started playing...Show More Summary
Alex Ross, classical music critic of The New Yorker and author of the best-selling book The Rest is Noise, has written a fascinating piece...
Director Baz Luhrmann is known for his grand, stylized aesthetic, but he is also known for his keen ability to place contemporary music into classic stories or those set in decades past. Whether updating the world of Romeo + Juliet...Show More Summary
The Penguin Press announced Wednesday that it will publish a book about western classical music by Anthony Tommasini, chief classical music critic for the New York Times. In a press release, Penguin Press said the currently untitled work by Tommasini would investigate the “question of...
Chris Brown, whose new album embodies a "classic essence of R&B and soul with the new age of music now," will collaborate with Aaliyah on his next single. Wonder how she would feel about that if she were alive. "They Don't Know" contains...Show More Summary
Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal could soon be headed "Into The Woods." Rob Marshall has long been developing an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic musical for a while now, and it seems like he's coming ever closer to finalizing his cast. The Hollywood Reporter says that Gyllenhaal and Pine are in talks [...]
LONDON (Reuters) - Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and Scottish pianist Steven Osborne took two of the top awards for live British classical music on Tuesday at the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards.
Keeping on our classical music theme from yesterday... Like many of you, I've had Shazam on my iPhone since the app launched in 2008. What started out as a party trick for me (look what MY phone can do!) slowly, over time, morphed into a "So what are the kids listening to these days?" necessity. Show More Summary
“We were in L.A., but we all hated glam,” says Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman in the new book Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal. “I was listening to a lot of hardcore, but I still loved classic metal like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Show More Summary
"L.A. Opera on Air" returns to classical music station KUSC-FM (91.5) for its seventh season Saturday, beginning with a broadcast of Verdi's "The Two Foscari" (I Due Foscari), starring Placido Domingo (the opera company's general director), Francesco Meli and Marina Poplavskaya.
That’s what they’re doing on the work’s centenary, May 29, on Q2 Music, the contemporary classical online station of WQXR. I might take the day off. Press release below. “The Rite of Spring” performed by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. (Photo by Francette Levieux) Rite of Spring Fever: A Q2 Music Centennial Marathon 24 [...]
The new Baz Luhrmann-directed film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" made a big bang over the weekend at the box office with a $50 million take domestically, but it wasn't the first time the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic had been made for...Show More Summary
Trio Mediaeval CF-Wesenberg:kolonihaven.no A weekend music marathon at the Barbican and other places: curated by Nico Muhly Part pop festival, part classical concert, this weekend was an eclectic mix of music and I’m glad hat I got to listen to as much of it as I did. The first session I went to was session 2 at LSO St Lukes. Show More Summary
Red Bull Music Academy put together an incredibly impressive video called “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic,” a short look at the history and personality of DFA Records. It’s a lovely collection or oral histories, cheeky one-liners (like James Murphy asserting that peanut butter is the greatest American flavor) and “I’m [...]
"Dino" "leading" in a Butch Morris tribute concert at the Royal Room Saturday. Steve Peters, director of the nonprofit music organization Nonsequitur, doesn’t like to use the term “experimental” for the music he facilitates. “I prefer...Show More Summary
When I was a kid, my introduction to classical music was via Bugs Bunny cartoons. That's where I first experienced composers like Wagner ("Kill the Rabbit!") and Rossini ("Although your face looks like it might have gone through a machine..."). Show More Summary
Here’s the list, drawn up by the nation’s finest music critics (below). You may notice that the foreign orchestra of the year is the Maggio Musicale of Florence, which is presently under threat of abolition. Foreign conductor of the year is Riccardo Muti. Singer is Renee Fleming. More pics here. None of the foreign stars showed [...]
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has charmed us from the International Space Station with music before. But his latest (and last) song from the ISS is a rousing cover of David Bowie's classic "Space Oddity," and the stunning visuals alongside it match the tune perfectly.