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Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory to Merge in 2016

Two of the most esteemed music schools in the country will soon be joining forces, as officials from both the Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory announced Friday that the programs would be merging in the near future. The spacial ...

Taye Diggs Shines in Makeup for 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch' Role

A promotional shot featuring Taye Diggs as the title character in 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch' has come out, featuring the actor with penciled-on eyelashes, shiny lipgloss and so much glitter. The Hollywood Reporter goes as far as to compare him with ...

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, World-Renowned Baritone, Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

The beloved Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, has revealed that he has had to cancel all engagements through the end of August to undergo treatment for a brain tumor. The announcement was posted Wednesday on his website.

Miles Davis Unreleased Performances Premiere in 'Newport 1955-1975' Box Set

Miles Davis fans have grown over the years to include everyone from seasoned jazzgoers to dabblers in the genre. During his stint at the Newport Jazz Festival, his performances there brought together an audience of all stripes and trades. Now, those ...

Coroner Confirms Composer James Horner's Plane Crash Was Accident

A medical examiner's office in Southern California has formally confirmed that James Horner was the pilot killed in a plane crash earlier this week, and law enforcement has also confirmed that the death was an accident. Ventura County medical ...

Portman Hosts, Dudamel Conducts John Williams with L.A. Phil

On Friday, July 24th at 9 p.m. on PBS, Natalie Portman will host the Los Angeles Philharmonic's gala celebration of John Williams--one of the greatest film composers of all time.

Seth MacFarlane, Baltimore Symphony Perform Big Band Summer Special

On July 16 at 8:00 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Seth MacFarlane will bring his smooth talents to Baltimore with conductor Joel McNeely and the Baltimore Symhony Orcestra for an evening of music and comedy.

James Taylor, Tony Bennett and Tom Petty: Longest Streaks Before A No. 1 Album

James Taylor is a legend. The dude's been around for nearly 50 years. He's seen fire and he's seen rain. But there was one thing that the songwriter never saw during his lengthy career in music: A no. 1 record. That finally changed this week when ...

Interview: Scoring Foo Fighters' 'Sonic Highways' Documentary with Bryan Lee Brown

Though it may have seemed like the rollout of new music from Foo Fighters may have been the soundtrack to the band's HBO documentary Sonic Highways, the actual musical map of the show came from its score work. The low, ambient tones, the dobro, just ...

Joyce DiDonato Reveals 'Joyce & Tony - Live at the Wigmore Hall' Album Art on Twitter

Joyce DiDonato, a household name for opera fans, has announced that her latest album release, 'Joyce & Tony - Live at the Wigmore Hall,' will be available for sale worldwide on August 28. Recently, the singer shared with her fans the cover art for ...

From the Top Band Teams Up With Rapper Lotus Taylor for Wiz Khalifa Tribute

Rap and orchestra, a bond that usually fits in the studio and has become almost a staple of the hip-hop "ballad," has brought students from Berklee and the New England Conservatory (known as the From the Top band) together to back local rapper Lotus ...

Berlin Philharmonic Elects Kirill Petrenko of Bavarian State Opera to Chief Conductor

With the Berlin Philharmonic's chief conductor position still outstanding, it appears a decision has finally been reached. As of Monday, Russian-born conductor and music director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Kirill Petrenko, will take the ...

The Next Generation of 3D-Printed Musical Instruments Are Worthy of a Star Trek Movie

It was only a matter of time until some brilliant designers started using the new 3D printing technology to make musical instruments. The science has recently moved beyond creating mere reproductions of existing musical instruments into promising new ...

CONSOLATION PRIZE: Anna Netrebko Canceling Tchaik's 'Iolanta' Due to Throat Infection?...WIN IT ON CD!

We're going to miss her, indeed. And if you are, too, Classicalites, just answer the following quiz correctly--by our standards, at least--and win Deutsche Grammophon's two-CD Iolanta set of Netrebko, Sergey Skorokhodov, Alexey Markov, Vitalij ...

Birra Nursia: Monks of Norcia's New Album, 'BENEDICTA: Marian Chant,' Debuts at Number One...and Stays There!

Classicalite's favorite Benedictine sect of monks from Norcia's new album, 'BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia,' not only debuted atop Billboard's classical chart, it's No. 1 for the second straight week. The record also garnered the top spot ...

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