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Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' and More: 5 No. 1 Soundtracks and The Singles That Powered Them

This week's Billboard 200 featured the soundtrack to Furious 7 reaching no. 1 after four weeks on the charts. What's propelled the album to higher and higher sales every week? For one thing, the release of the film. More importantly however is the ...

MATA Festival Q&A Spotlight with Wang Lu

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe. The 2015 edition at The Kitchen continues in that very ...

Michael Buble Instagrams Photo of Girl's Butt, Fans Call Him Out As "Disgusting" on Twitter

Michael Bublé has people singing out... but not in the way that he's used to. Earlier this week, the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" crooner posted a photo on Instagram of a woman's butt, and people are not happy about it. ...

Cassandra Wilson Reinterprets Billie Holiday Nicely on 'Coming Forth By Day'

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Classicalite Q&A with Robert Sirota

With both European bona fides (that Watson fellowship with Nadia Boulanger in Paris) and studies with composers that can sound European (those PhD lessons with Leon Kirchner at Harvard), American composer Robert Sirota remains precisely that: a ...

'Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions' Announces North American Tour, Including 30 New Dates

Classicalites, don't dare miss the opportunity to hear the must-see video game concert of the year: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. The travelling spectacle has finally announced its highly anticipated North American tour, including 30 new shows. ...

Princeton University Receives $10 Million Donation for New Music Facilities from Anonymous Alum

Princeton University has announced that it received a $10 million donation from an anonymous donor to be used in the construction of a new music building. The university hasn't given any hints as to whom the donor is, but we know that they'll ...

2015 Spoleto Festival USA Will Hear Chamber Music from Mark Applebaum, Osvaldo Golijov and Andrew Norman

The 2015 Spoleto Festival USA in gorgeous Charleston, South Carolina, what with its brilliant slate of orchestral, opera, chamber music, jazz, theater and dance performances, is just about here. Details concerning repertoire, performers, venues, ...

'Chicago,' 'Cats,' 'The Lion King' and More: Broadway's 7 Longest Running Theater Productions

This week marks several important dates for long-running Broadway productions, as Grease closed on this date during 1980 after 3,883 performances—at that point the record for longest running show in history in the New York theatre district—and ...

SoundCloud Partners With YouTube Copyright Enforcer Zefr

SoundCloud has announced a new partnership with Zefr, a content tracking company that currently works with YouTube to help identify songs on the platform and better facilitate either takedowns or ads being run against it. This means Zefr is YouTube's ...

7 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: The Beatles, Minor Threat, Bach and More

Jack White made headlines a few weeks ago when he announced that he was the bidder who spent $300,000 for the acetate of Elvis Presley's original single, a 7" pressing from Sun Records featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," ...

Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus Interview: 'To Pimp A Butterfly' Rapper Talks Recurring Dreams, Influences, Advice With "Wesley's Theory" Producer On BBC Radio 1 [LISTEN]

As promised, Flying Lotus took the time last night during his current residency with BBC Radio 1 to interview his frequent collaborator Kendrick Lamar about his latest album, To Pimp A Butterfly, for which FlyLo produced the opening track "Wesley's ...

B.B. King Hospitalized for Dehydration

The King of Blues, B.B. King, was rushed to the hospital last night, April 6, and treated for dehydration caused by his Type 2 diabetes. Initial reports did not include the reason for his hospital visit, but King's daughter later told 'The Los ...

The Best Choices for MLB Opening Day Anthems: Tinashe, Taylor Hicks, The Four Tops and More

The Major League Baseball Season is upon us and fans are flocking to their hometown stadiums to check out their respective squads begin the 162-game (more, if you're good) slog that is professional baseball. Part of the appeal of Opening Day is its ...

Classicalite Q&A with Loren M. Connors

The one, true guitar hero, Loren Connors is nothing if not prolific: 50-plus records as far flung as Drag City to Ecstatic Peace/Father Yod to Table of the Elements, as well as countless more via his own imprints (Daggett, St. Joan, Black Label, ...

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