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Time for Three Leaves Tarmac at U.S. Airways and Jams with Valentin Chmerkovskiy from 'Dancing with the Stars'

Time for Three Leaves Tarmac at U.S. Airways, Jams with Valentin Chmerkovskiy from 'Dancing with the Stars'

Nov 2014 17:01PM EDT

Classicalite favorites Time for Three haven't just been hacking away at the tarmac--they have, finally, gotten off the ground and made it backstage to Dancing with the Stars.READ MORE

Opera Superstar Renée Fleming Reaches for Broadway's Rendition of 'Living on Love,' Cites Hardships in Doing So

Opera's Renée Fleming Reaches for Broadway's Rendition of 'Living on Love'

Nov 2014 16:54PM EDT

Perhaps this is what the genre needs: a classical heavyweight like Renée Fleming pivoting from the "specifically European template" of opera and branching into other kinds of performing. This time, Fleming has her eyes on Broadway.READ MORE

Suby Raman and Ricky O'Bannon Quantify Gender Binary in the Classical Spectrum, What's Killing Classical and More

Suby Raman, Ricky O'Bannon Quantify Gender Binary in Classical Spectrum, What's Killing Classical, More

Nov 2014 16:50PM EDT

An always-interesting statistic lies in the gender binary in the classical music. Suby Raman, a composer and programmer, developed a stellar infographic for the male-vs.-female question in the composing circle. The number of female composers, as he noted, resonated most online — and it is not difficult to understand why.READ MORE

Marvin Gaye

5 Covers Celebrating 50 Years of Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)": James Taylor, Michael Bublé and More

Nov 2014 15:16PM EDT

Fifty years ago on this date Marvin Gaye entered the charts with "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)". The track was far from his first on the Motown label but it did have the most chart success among the singles he had released up to that point, peaking at no. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. We hesitate to call it his most recognizable song—because he's had an unusual number of tracks that have become cultural standards compared to most in his era—but "I wanna stop and thank ya baby" is an instantly recognizable line. Enough so that a number of performers have tried their hands at the song over the last five decades.READ MORE

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett 'Wallykazam!'; Singer's Voice Will Appear On Children's Show

Nov 2014 11:55AM EDT

Bennett will provide his voice for the children's show Wallykazam! because his grandchildren wanted him to.READ MORE

'Love In Venice' by André Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra

Back of The Billboards: 'Love In Venice' by André Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra

Nov 2014 11:16AM EDT

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 previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of. This week we look at André Rieu and his collection of Italian standards.READ MORE

Ralph Stanley (center)

Song for Those Buried in Snow in Buffalo and Elsewhere: Metallica, Ralph Stanley and More Sympathize with Your Plight

Nov 2014 15:00PM EDT

The northern regions of New York are being, in some cases literally, buried by snow. Our own Carolyn Menyes has brought light to Interpol being stuck in its own tour bus for 30 hours due to the weather and we're continuing a trend with a playlist surrounding snow. Not happy snow, like "Walking in A Winter Wonderland," not snow as in cocaine a la Jeezy and Black Sabbath, snow: The stuff that will trap you in your home and cause parties of pioneers to resort to eating each other.READ MORE

Sonya Yoncheva

REVIEW: Sonya Yoncheva Debuts Memorable Mimì in Met's Middling 'Bohème'

Nov 2014 10:30AM EDT

Recently, the Metropolitan Opera has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Be it pre-season labor disputes with the man Peter Gelb, opening night unrest care of Leon Klinghoffer and Rudy Guiliani or just a simple technical glitch during the broadcast at your local cinema, what's been lost as of late is a lot. Such controversies, however inflated, do obscure the institution's real mission statement. First and perhaps foremost, is the fact that the Met remains this country's most enduring repertory company. For every Klinghoffer or Iolanta premiere in 2014-15, there are as many, if not more, reheated Aidas and prefab Meistersingers. Come the holidays, highly touted new productions of Le Nozze di Figaro and The Merry Widow will run alongside evergreen faire like Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Hansel and Gretel. And, let's be honest, it is the latter, lighter of these programming options that the casual opera-goer is wont to experience there at Lincoln Center. In fact, Mr. Gelb is banking on it.READ MORE

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart Writing New Album, Has '10 Tracks Ready'

Nov 2014 16:45PM EDT

Rock legend Rod Stewart is currently in the middle of a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, but once that concludes in February, he will be shifting all his focus to his new album. In an interview with "Vegas Player," the 69-year-old singer revealed that he has been writing songs for his follow-up to 2013's "Time," and he is more prolific now than he ever was. "Believe it or not, I've got 10 tracks ready for the new album. I've got songs coming out of my bum at the moment," Stewart admits jokingly. "I just wish I could have had this 25 or 30 years ago. I was enjoying myself too much then."READ MORE

Isang Yun

5 Renowned Acts from Korea...North Korea: Isang Yun, the Pochanbo Electric Orchestra and More

Nov 2014 12:52PM EDT

Korean music continues to find fan bases all over the world and of course in its homeland. It kind of makes us wonder however, is there similar pop talent in North Korea? It seems likely but it would be tough for music fans to find out. After all, it's hard enough to get hard news from what's probably the world's most isolated nation. That said, the West has gotten word of North Korean music over the years and some of it isn't half bad. Check out five of the biggest acts that the northern half of the Korean peninsula claims for its own.READ MORE

American Classical Orchestra and Chorus

REVIEW: American Classical Orchestra and Chorus - Bach's B-minor Mass (NYC, Nov. 15, 2014)

Nov 2014 10:32AM EDT

The superb and eye-opening performance at Lincoln Center used original instruments and featured world-class soloists.READ MORE

Idina Menzel

WATCH: Idina Menzel, Michael Buble Get Child Dopplegangers to Dance in "Baby it's Cold Outside" Music Video

Nov 2014 17:16PM EDT

It may be hard to believe, but the Christmas season is right around the corner, and that means that holiday-themed music videos are here. First up is Idina Menzel and the kind of modern Christmas carols, Michael Buble. Today (Nov. 18), the crooners teamed up to release a music video for their version of the classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside," though they only make cameos in the clip themselves.READ MORE

Robert Spano Leads Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night, Substitutes Show Consequence of Lockout

Robert Spano Leads Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night, Substitutes Show Consequence of Lockout

Nov 2014 14:56PM EDT

In the days following the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's collective bargaining agreement, the company kicked off the season with a performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, led by ASO music director Robert Spano.READ MORE

Twin Shadow

SXSW 2015 Announces Second Round Of Artists, Featuring The Zombies, Twin Shadow, And More

Nov 2014 12:33PM EDT

Last month, South By Southwest announced its first round of artists, featuring Thee Oh Sees, Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, and more. Today, the legendary Austin, Texas festival has announced its second round of artists, which you can check out below. Some of the biggest names in this round include The Cribs, Gang of Four, Swervedriver, Twin Shadow, and '60s pop legends the Zombies.READ MORE

One reason to have an unmarked grave...

5 Mysterious/Unmarked Resting Places for Famous Musicians: From Mozart to Roy Orbison and Michael Jackson

Nov 2014 14:34PM EDT

Today involved a rather curious/mortifying news update for those who weren't previously aware that Frédéric Chopin's heart has been stored in a crystal jar full of alcohol, which itself is housed inside a pillar at the Holy Trinity Church in Warsaw. A few scientists and lay folk did a quick checkup to make sure the organ was still in good condition and then put it back, to be checked on another 50 years. It kind of makes us curious what other famous musicians have mysterious final resting places. None are as quirky as Chopin's (the rest of his body is in Paris, if curious) but there are some graves that get/got little attention for a while.READ MORE

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