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'Fun Home' and 'The King and I' Win Big, Josh Groban Performs at Tony Awards

'Fun Home,' 'The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time' and 'The King and I' were among the big winners at last night's Tony Awards, taking home prizes for the best theatre in New York. The first of those plays, which won the night's "big" ...

Kelly Peterson Announces Star-Studded Album Honoring Late Husband, 'Oscar, With Love'

Kelly Peterson, wife of the jazz legend Oscar Peterson, has announced a new project that will honor her late husband. The new release, 'Oscar, With Love,' will feature new compositions by the heavyweight performed by a star-studded line up and much ...

Tech Talk: Enormous Octobasse Produces Sound Too Low For Human Ears

For you gear junkies, this is no new invention. The octobasse (dubbed "octobass") is a stringed instrument hailing form 1850 by French instrument maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. Requiring a heavy-handed player, the instrument is capable of producing a ...

Back of The Billboards: 'Sylva' by Snarky Puppy

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 ...

Stephen Colbert Names Jon Batiste as Bandleader for 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert and CBS made a big announcement yesterday, naming Jon Batiste as his bandleader for the Late Show when the comedian debuts on September 8. It's too early to make David Letterman comparisons, but if Colbert and Batiste have a ...

A$AP Rocky's 'A.L.L.A.', Boosie BadAzz and Hillsong United Drive Album Sales

Things were looking good for new albums on the sales chart this week, as the Top 3 spots were held by releases from A$AP Rocky, Boosie BadAzz and (somewhat ironically considering the other two entries), Hillsong United.

Where Next For Third Man Records? Our Predictions: London, Austin and...Malta?

Jack White has always had his hometown Detroit's back, whether that means building baseball fields, paying off the debts of the local Masonic temple or—in this case—opening a new location for his Third Man Records. The rocker made headlines all ...

5 Incredible Transgender Musicians: Wendy Carlos, Antony, Laura Jane Grace and More

The world has been fixed on Caitlyn Jenner this week, after the former Olympic champion and current Keeping Up With The Kardashians star revealed her new feminine identity on the cover of Vanity Fair this week. News that might have provoked shock in ...

On Site Opera Presents 'Barber of Seville' at Fabbri Mansion on New York’s Upper East Side

This June (9-13), OSO will stage site-specific production of Giovanni Paisiello's, The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer) on New York City's Upper East Side.

Lady Gaga Pregnancy Rumors: 'Cheek to Cheek' Singer Shrugs Off Baby Talk at L.A. Show with Tony Bennett

Though Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be expecting a new baby, but there's one superstar who is definitely not pregnant: Lady Gaga. Apparently, pregnancy rumors have been swirling around the Cheek to Cheek singer over the last few months as fans ...

The Rolling Stones and University Songs: Will Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and NC State Get Tributes?

The Rolling Stones made every Ohio State Buckeye fan go nuts (pun intended) when the band performed "Hang On Sloopy" at Ohio Stadium in Columbus last night. The band, probably the biggest touring act in the world aside from Paul McCartney, has a host ...

80 years of Herb Alpert: The Tijuana Brass, 'Whipped Cream' and...The Notorious B.I.G.?

Today marks the 80th birthday of Herb Alpert, one of the most accomplished individuals in American music, who doesn't get nearly enough appreciation from the younger generations of both fans and performers. Music Times wants to pay tribute to the ...

Ornette Coleman Sues 'Fela!' Musician for Releasing Album Without Permission

We've gotten used to older musicians suing younger performers regarding unlicensed samples or for copping a vibe—a la Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for "Blurred Lines"—but now we've got two sets of performers fighting a legal battle over a ...

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 ...

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