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Progressive Music Classics: "This Funeral is for the Wrong Corpse" by The Mekons

By Marc McDonald (Ed. note: Here's another installment of Marc's ongoing series. For the full series, check out his site. -- MJWS) Welcome to another edition of Progressive Music Classics, a salute to left-leaning music that champions the cause of working-class people around the world. Show More Summary

O.C. classical society sees big spending hike in most recent season

16 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

Bucking a sense of retrenchment in the classical music world, including highly publicized recent cutbacks by New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County increased its spending 36% during its most recent season and, thanks to its donors, did not go broke.

The Renfields Release Mega Man-Inspired 8-Bit Video

Horror punk band The Renfields have released a music video for their track “Transylvania Fight Song”. Directed by Aaron Romero (Antennas), it comes inspired by two main NES classics: Mega Man and Ice Hockey! For those looking for a fun horror kick to start off your long weekend, look no further! Banner image from

Martin Scorsese May Direct a Film on Iconic Punk Band The Ramones

Having worked with The Rolling Stones on a few documentaries, not to mention putting plenty of classic rock tunes in his films, director Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the music scene. And now it sounds like he might finally bring his love for rock to the big screen in a non-documentary film. Show More Summary

Nicki Minaj Isn't The Only One! These Pop Stars Sampled Classic Hits In Their Songs Too!

In Beyoncé's remix of Flawless that featured a verse from her Minajesty, Nicki Minaj sampled Outkast’s SpottieOttieDopalicious! But she's not the only pop star that's gone retro by using samples of older music in their songs! Many of our favorite songs use samples! In some ways, having your song sampled is the ultimate proof of its lasting [...]

An Orchestral Funk Cover of James Brown’s Classic 1966 Song ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World’

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Pop music cover band Postmodern Jukebox (see previously) and recording artist Morgan James perform an orchestral funk cover of the classic 1966 song “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by James Brown. The fantastic cover also features Brandee Younger on harp and Lauren Molina of the Skivvies on cello.

Flutter and Rasp

(photography by keithj5000) This is classical music the way we like it. As the baleful mating calls of fathoms-deep brass whales. As the flutter and rasp of moth wings beating against the moon. Bristophe – Anrufung “On these recordings, we play the cello, the double bass, the trombone, the e-flat tuba, the church organ, the piano, the... Read the full post »

Lady Gaga Shows Side Boob In New 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love' Music Video - Watch Now!

Check out Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett posing together in the brand new music video for jazz classic “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” off their upcoming duets LP, Cheek to Cheek! In the video, the 28-year-old entertainer and the 88-year-old music legend are seen having a ball while recording the song in the [...]

39 Classical Music and Dance Performances to See This Fall

Hopefully you've had a few minutes to play around with our Fall Entertainment Generator. But if you're looking for straight and simple lists of things to look out for, by medium, we'll be breaking them out separately. Here's a look at fall classical music and dance performances: September (Classical): 9/4Maya... More »

SEE IT: Violinist performs Bach for dancing elephants

Violinist Eleanor Bartsch appears in an adorable online video where she plays for two elephants who seem to really get into classical music.

Elephants dance and sway along to classical music.

4 days agoOdd : Happy Place

Caution: Elephants may appreciate the finer things in life. Eleanor Bartsch was warming up for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's performance of the Bach Concerto for Two Violins at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI when she decided to serenade her neighbors, 44 and 55-year old elephants Kelly and Viola. Show More Summary

Listen to three exclusive tracks from Broadway’s upcoming ‘On the Town’

The Bronx is up, the Battery’s down—and smack-dab in the middle, there’s the latest revival of a classic 1944 Comden/Green/Bernstein musical, coming to the

Elephants Sway to Classical Music, Apparently Love Bach

We already knew elephants love certain things: Playing soccer, sitting on laps, drinking water, attacking Kim Kardashian when she tries to snap a selfie with them in Thailand. But who knew elephants also adore classical music?!? So violinist...Show More Summary

Instagramming at the MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards produced a slew of great social moments tonight with many captured on Instagram. MTV enlisted photagrapher Amanda de Cadenet to go behind-the-scenes at the VMA’s and turn it into Instagram classics. She seemed to go with an Americana feel. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

'The Adventures of Pete & Pete' Stars To Headline Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall will host stars from the blessedly idiosyncratic Nickelodeon classic for a podcast and pair of musical performances on October 26. [ more › ]

CDs Are Dying— And So Is Our Data

Remember those shiny discs that played music before your iPod came along? Well, future generations may miss out on the classic '90s tunes they hold—and a whole lot more. It turns out CDs are literally rotting away, especially those stored in boxes where, "by increasing the relative humidity and...

Retro Vault: Rayman, Paperboy, Destruction Derby, C64 music

Plus: The first ever report on the SNES. Retro Vault is our regular weekly feature in which we dive into gaming's past and share five classic nuggets of retro nostalgia. If you want to catch up on previous Retro Vaults, check out the CVG Retro Vault archive. Click here to read the full article

Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber Run Errands Separately in NYC!

Naomi Watts keeps her look classic in a white button-up shirt and jeans in the East Village neighborhood of New York City on Thursday afternoon (August 21). The 45-year-old actress listened to music through her headphones during her stroll. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Naomi Watts That same day, Naomi‘s husband Liev Schreiber [...]

‘If I Stay’ Review: What Happens When a Self-Absorbed Twat Makes a Meaningless Decision?

Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) is an outcast in her own family. We know this because she tells us via narration, but also because while her parents and younger brother like rock music her preferred jams are of the classical variety. It’s enough...Show More Summary

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