For a life and career filled with accomplishments, Debbie Reynolds is being honored appropriately.The true veteran of screen and stage -- and very specifically of such classic MGM musicals as "Singin' in the Rain" and "The Unsinkable...Show More Summary
What would an Orange County classical music season be without a superstar or two from China?
Meditations: Ragas on Saxophone Vol. 2 by Prasant Radhakrishnan San Francisco saxophonist Prasant Radhakrishnan uses his instrument to play Indian classical music so while the sax is not an instrument commonly known within the music, there are musicians like Kadri Gopalnath and Aditya Viswanathan who have taken their love of the saxophone to new and […]
Country music star Blake Shelton hosted SNL this week, so for his monologue he decided to recreate the classic show Hee Haw in all its awkward, redneck glory.
Kevin Kane from the great Canadian band The Grapes of Wrath, performing an acoustic version of one of their classics: “All The Things I Wasn’t”: These days, Kevin is touring with Bryan Potvin of The Northern Pikes, another long-time favorite. (The two bands have played several gigs together recently; I saw them play together in […]
Here is a different take on Marvin Gaye’s classic “What’s Going On”. It is a "Song Around The World" recording by Playing For Change. It starts with an acoustic guitar in Africa, adds a drummer in Los Angeles. Next comes...
Horror punk artist Nim Vind has released a music video for the track “E.S.P.”, which comes from last year’s album Saturday Night Seance Songs. The video mixes performance footage with clips from classic black and white horror movies. You can snag Saturday Night Seance Songs via
Southern piano man Ben Folds and NYC classical sextet yMusic are teaming up for an album this year. No title or release date has been listed, but the trailer below offers a preview of the music and a few details: It will feature nine original songs plus a concerto for piano and orchestra, and they’ll [...]
Alan Menken, the man who wrote the soundtrack to your childhood, is working on a musical based on another classic.
by Bill Pearis The weekend before D'Angelo plays his now sold-out show at The Apollo (2/7), he'll appear as the musical guest on the January 31 episode of Saturday Night Live with host JK Simmons of Whiplash (and Oz and...
Few jazz musicians inspire more respect or demand more attention than John Coltrane. m: Elvin Jones, Coltrane's drummer in "The Classic Quartet" (1961-65), said that most people who listen seriously to John Coltrane's music eventually acquire all of his recordings. I find that those who h...
Blur/Gorillaz mastermind's production is a reimagining of the classic story for the digital age.
Moog is reviving the analog electronic synthesizers of the 1970s that sparked a musical revolution. The company announces that it's restarting limited production of three of its classic large format, modular synthesizers, which wereShow More Summary
It's common to see a play or musical when visiting New York, but what about when you're in other cities? All over the country, regional theaters host classic productions, new revivals, American and world premieres, and potential Broadway-bound newcomers year-round. Show More Summary
Even casual fans of classical music know of Ludwig van Beethoven's deafness. But could his hearing loss actually have been his greatest advantage as a musician? Maybe so, says Leif Ove Andsnes, the highly acclaimed Norwegian pianist touring the world playing Beethoven with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Show More Summary
A newly restored The Sound of Music – in IMAX – will open the Sixth Annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, California for the festival’s Opening Gala on Thursday, March 26th. Stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will appear live at the screening, to introduce the film with TCM Host, Robert Osborne. Show More Summary
Mozart has not only enthralled countless music lovers through the ages but also intrigued neuroscientists. In fact, his genre of music has spawned a whole body of research into the effect of classical music on cognitive development in kids. The “Mozart Effect” is the idea that children and babies (even unborn) become more intelligent if […]
Nevermind The Blocks by Butcher Billy There's a musical revolution happening in the Mushroom Kingdom, and that plumber-turned-punk Mario is leading the charge. It seems some Classical music lover named Bowser has been busy making mosh worthy music obsolete, so it's time for Mario to stop smashing blocks and start smashing guitars. Show More Summary
Mario Wienerroither (previously) recently stripped all the music out of the intro to the classic television series Knight Rider. Wienerroither then dubbed over the opening credits with lots of silly sounds and voices. The original Knight Rider intro for comparison:
Tokyo has a wonderful habit of conjuring up surprises — even in the city’s largely characterless residential areas. Like this fantastically equipped classical music cafe. A completely unexpected oasis of eccentric calm in an otherwise nondescript little street.