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North Carolina 2015 Mustang Music Festival Tickets On-Sale

Mustang Music Festival is being held this year on October 9th and 10th and will feature 20 artists including Keller Williams & More Than a Little and Rusted Root. ...

7 Jerry Garcia Side Projects: New Riders, Rainforest Band, Legion of Mary & More

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Jerry Garcia, and we're not going to pretend you don't know that he was perhaps the most influential member and guitarist of the Grateful Dead. But, what you probably didn't know, was that—like any ...

REVIEW: Kurt Elling, 'Passion World' (Concord Jazz)

Every single one of singer Kurt Elling's 10 previous albums has been nominated for a Grammy Award (he won in 2009). Now comes album #11, 'Passion World,' five years in the making, is a world music potpourri of intriguing images, melodies, sadness and ...

Sony Pictures Labels Miles Davis 'Iconic Singer' in Biopic Press Release

Don Cheadle's biopic of Miles Davis, 'Miles Ahead,' has been picked up by Sony Pictures, which immediately dropped the ball by misidentifying perhaps the greatest musician of the 20th Century. ...

Music Times Matches Republican Debate Candidates (Trump et al) with Opening Acts

The Republican Debates will air tonight on FOX, and many will be tuning in to hear what Donald Trump will say...versus actually trying to educate themselves on who the best candidate for the right side of the aisle might be. Music Times doesn't write ...

The Metropolitan Opera to Drop Blackface from Fall Season Opener 'Othello'

Just announced, The Metropolitan Opera will change its staging of Verdi's "Othello" so that it no longer includes its traditional blackface-style makeup. The fall season opening performance will be the first time in the production's history since ...

REVIEW: David Berkman's 'Old Friends and New Faces' Hits Home Hard

For his first all-new studio CD in 11 years, David Berkman has new friends and old who can tantalize with carnivalesque action. Drummer Brian Blades and producer Matt Balitsaris return in this three-sax frontline, which features bassist Linda Oh. ...

Andris Nelsons Extends Contract with Boston Symphony Orchestra Through 2022

Earlier this year, a fake tweet by Lang Lang had people believing that Andris Nelsons would lead the Berlin Philharmonic. However, the tweet was a hoax and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor has extended his five-year deal and additional 2 years ...

Bram van Sambeek Creates 'Save the Bassoon' Fund, Attempts to Save Orchestra

The death of Cecil the lion may have shocked the world but it is in fact another "animal" that truly faces certain death: the bassoonist. At least, that's what Bram van Sambeek would have you believe. ...

Live Jazz at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Embodies ‘The Freedom Principle' Exhibit

In conjunction with the art exhibit 'The Freedom Principle,' the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is presenting an impressive lineup of jazz performances, premieres and multimedia events. ...

Time for Three Trio Welcomes Newest Member, VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi

It's been announced that the classicaly-trained string trio, Time for Three, will welcome its newest member: VC "Young Artist" Nikki Chooi. The violinist will succeed departing member, Zachary Jon DePue. ...

Jonas Kaufmann Quarrels With Former Decca Imprint Over 'Puccini' Album

Earlier this month, Classicalite released an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Jonas Kaufmann's upcoming release, 'Nessum Dorma - The Puccini Album.' Now, in a heated quarrel with his former label, Kaufmann is the victim of a dueling 'Puccini' ...

Vic Firth, Legendary Drumstick Creator and Percussionist, Dies at 85

Even if you aren't a percussionist the name Vic Firth--the world's most prolific drumstick maker--is still in your vocabulary. For the man who started it all, Mr. Everett Joseph "Vic" Firth has died at 85 years old. ...

Strange as Sound: Wesleyan Psychologist Psyche Loui Talks Musical "Skin Orgasms"

As one could surmise, the body's reaction to drugs is remotely similar to its response to music. For one study conducted by Psyche Loui, the affects of music on the brain can trigger what she has appropriated as "frisson," which is comparable to an ...

Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov Premiere at Beiteddine Art Festival, Aug. 27

In a most anticipated debut, the famous Russian soprano Anna Netrebko will perform at this year's Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon on Aug. 27. The event is scheduled to take place during the festival's July 27 to Sept. 5 run this year. ...

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