May 29, 2015 / 10:04 PM

Stay Connected

Music Times > Jazz/Blues/Classical

How to Buy Locks of Mozart, Beethoven Hair at Sotheby's

Yesterday, May 28, at Sotheby's in London, a lock of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's hair, enclosed within a gaudy 19th-century locket, went up for auction. And no one yet knows just how many of today's farthings it fetched. ...

Back of The Billboards: 'Gold' by B.B. King

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 ...

Twenty One Pilots, Zedd, Jamie Foxx and Faith No More Debut in Albums Chart Top 10

Twenty One Pilots had never sold more than 11,000 copies of an album in one week prior to the release of Blurryface last week, but that record didn't need streaming to top the Billboard 200. It also comes in at no. 1 on the albums chart, selling ...

Classicalite Q&A with Monica Germino

"I don't remember actually making a choice to become a musician." -- MONICA GERMINO ...

B.B. King's Daughters Accuse Manager of Poisoning Blues Legend

The death of B.B. King has largely been marked by joyous tributes to one of the most influential guitarists of all time, but now things have taken a dark turn as two of his daughters have accused aides of poisoning the blues legend. The Associated ...

Bach's Only Living Portrait Returning to Leipzig after Owner's Death

Johann Sebastian Bach, or at least the only portrait made of the famous composer and pianist during his lifetime, will be returning to his home of Leipzig, Germany. The owner of the famous painting had willed it to the Bach Archive in the city. ...

Sans Peele: Keegan-Michael Key Parodies J.K. Simmons 'Whiplash' Performance

If you haven't seen J.K. Simmons' Oscar-winning performance in Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" then perhaps Keegan-Michael Key can demonstrate for you. Or, that is, he can parody it exactly as one-half of the famous Key & Peele would, accompanied by a ...

Amiri Baraka Takes W. E. B. Du Bois' 'Most Dangerous in America' to New Federal Theater May 28

Even in its 46th year, the New Federal Theater still has a penchant for experimentation and political inquiry. And in that vein, producer and director Woodie King Jr. begins previews of the theater's upcoming staging of Amiri Baraka's "Most Dangerous ...

Back of The Billboards: 'My Favorite Things' by Joey Alexander

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 ...

60 Years of 'Maybellene': Chuck Berry's Hit in All Its Live Glory

Chuck Berry took to the studio in Chicago on this date 60 years ago to record his first single for Chess Records...a little number called "Maybellene." It was a hit, reaching no. 5 on the singles charts, but more importantly, it's often cited as the ...

David Letterman's Last 'Late Show' Also Means Paul Shaffer's Disbanding the CBS Orchestra

When funny man Late Show host David Letterman called it quits, so, too, did his sidekick/bandleader Paul Shaffer disband the CBS Orchestra. While everyone else is paying attention to Letterman's retirement, it's easy to overlook another painful fact ...

Bruce Lundvall, CEO of Blue Note Records and Prominent Jazz Figure, Dies at 79

Former CEO of Blue Note records and a most major figure in jazz, Bruce Lundvall, who had been battling a neurological disorder has passed away. Following recent surgery, Lundvall failed to regain consciousness. He was 79 years old. ...

B.B. King to Be Honored in Memphis, Buried at Musuem in Mississippi Hometown

B.B. King attained fame the world over thanks to his role as one of the most influential blues guitarists ever, but his body will return to his humble Mississippi hometown for his burial. His remains will be housed at the B.B. King Museum and Delta ...

'Pitch Perfect 2' Soundtrack Sales Up, Snoop Dogg 'Bush' Numbers Down

'Pitch Perfect 2' might not have a "Cups" yet (technically Anna Kendrick does perform her song on the new soundtrack but it's not a Hot 100 smash anymore) but it still managed something that the previous film's song collection didn't: topping the ...

Michael Jackson, Prince and More: The Best of The Apollo's Last 30 Years

New York City is full of famous music venues but few if any can live up to the flory of The Apollo Theater in Harlem, which has hosted the legendary Amateur Night for more than 50 years, as well as playing host to James Brown's Live at the Apollo, ...

// Polls //

Music Times Network is always looking for well-versed, enthusiastic contributors and interns.
Submit your application today!

Real Time Analytics