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Poetry and music tell stories of universal experiences

Classic rock music lovers who think they don’t like poetry, and literary purists who think they don’t like popular music, may have been equally baffled to hear that Bob Dylan is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. As an unrepentant English major, I’m delighted. I can’t remember a time when Dylan’s music wasn’t […]

This Weekend’s Top AJBlog Posts 10.23.16

What We Learned About Audiences This Week: An Uber For Classical Music? Threats To Our Attention Spans This Week: Live classical music on demand, in your living room!… Is being always connected killing our ability to follow complex art?… The Smithsonian Wants your money to preserve Wizard of Oz ruby slippers… … read more AJBlog: AJ […]

What We Learned About Audiences This Week: An Uber For Classical Music? Threats To Our Attention Spans

This Week: Live classical music on demand, in your living room!… Is being always connected killing our ability to follow complex art?… The Smithsonian Wants your money to preserve Wizard of Oz ruby slippers… Researchers say it’s probably alright to let babies play with screens… Alvin Ailey company engages audiences in its second home in […]

You can watch your music records spin in mid-air with a levitating turntable

You can now bring zero gravity into your living room with this levitating turntable. The creators wanted to give customers a new way to experience music so combined the classic medium with innovative technology so they created the floating...Show More Summary

New Prince Album Coming in November

It has been exactly seven months since the world lost the Purple one, otherwise known as Prince. In memoriam, his music, both classic and unreleased, is being repackaged and reissued to a nation of fans still in disbelief. According to the LA Times, Warner Bros./NPG have announced a 2017 release of a repackaged and remastered […]

Do Orchestra Musicians Deserve To Be Paid More? Of Course. Should They Be? That’s A Different Question!

“In 1967, classical music still occupied a central position in our high culture. Now it doesn’t. Most Americans don’t care about classical music and don’t go to orchestral concerts. I think they should, but it doesn’t matter what I think. They’ll do what they want to do—and one thing they don’t want to do is […]

Breath of Fire I - III Original Soundtrack Collection now available on the Capcom Store

Great news, classic role-playing game fans! Starting today, Breath of Fire and game music aficionados in North America, Europe and Oceania alike can purchase and download the original soundtracks to the first three Breath of Fire games! Breath...Show More Summary

Music Review: American Football’s second LP in 17 years is mostly worth the wait

A few stray guitar notes, some studio chatter, a drummer trying out some fills—these inauspicious sounds begin American Football’s classic self-titled debut from 1999, a landmark album that spawned countless emo bands that paled in comparison. Show More Summary

Top Posts From AJBlogs 10.20.16

The future of classical music I’m often asked what I think the future of classical music will be. Here’s a summary of what I think. It’s been sitting quietly in the Resources section of my blog, but it’s time to give it some bigger play. … read more AJBlog: Sandow Published 2016-10-20 Reshuffling the Deck: An […]

Fox Celebrates Transgenders, Transvestites, and Transsexuals on Primetime TV in 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'

What was Fox thinking airing The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again, a remake of the 1975 musical/comedy/horror cult classic, at 8pm eastern?

Review: Lady Gaga, Joanne

In interviews, Lady Gaga frequently cites the steady diet of musical theater and classic rock she was raised on during her formative years in Lower Manhattan. The artist formerly known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta famously took her stage name from a Queen song. Yet, the dance bangers on... Continue reading

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (2016) - Trailers and 33 Pictures

Today we have all the trailers and a huge batch of thirty-three images from the 2016 TV reimagining of the 1975 cult classic musical "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". The new and longer... For more, visit our blog !

'La La Land' to bring its singing and dancing love story to AFI Fest

A film that revels in giving modern day Los Angeles the feeling of a classic Hollywood musical is coming to one of the city’s classic venues:   “La La Land” will  screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov. 15 as a Centerpiece Gala during AFI Fest. Directed by “Whiplash” filmmaker Damien Chazelle,...

The future of classical music

4 days agoMusic / Classical : Sandow

A Quick summary of my views of the future of classical music. We've got to change what we do, and join the contemporary world.

"When we first heard this raw, very young, and seemingly untrained voice, frankly nasal, as if sandpaper could sing, the effect was dramatic and electrifying."

"We—my young husband and I—were classical music lovers for whom the arrival each month of chastely spare, black-on-white Musical Heritage Society albums (does anyone now living remember these?) was an exciting event. Bob Dylan seemed to erupt out of nowhere. Show More Summary

This levitating turntable can play records in the air

Using magnets to defy gravity, MAG-LEV Audio puts a modern spin on a classic listening experience. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Vinyl, Music, Crowdfunding, and Inventions

Indulge In The Fanciest Slow-Motion Burnout Ever Set To Classical Music

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

GIF via Lone Star Drift Slow-motion burnouts are wonderful in their own right, but sometimes choosing the right soundtrack can make amazing footage feel truly epic. Read more...

After making $98 in 'This is Spinal Tap' music royalties over 30 years, writer-star Harry Shearer sues studio

Harry Shearer once was part of a group that went to 11. Now he's going to court. The "This Is Spinal Tap" writer and costar has sued Vivendi and subsidiary StudioCanal, which hold the rights to the classic 1984 mockumentary, for $125 million. Shearer claims that fuzzy accounting prevented him and...

'Rocky Horror Picture Show' review: Reboot of the cult classic is flat and Disney-fied

It's not fair, of course, to hope that "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again" would be like the original film. The 1975 classic that inspired Fox's TV musical re-imagining is not just a cult favorite but a phenomenon, a hypnotically entertaining artifact of camp that just...

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