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Soprano Renée Fleming Dons Hanna in Susan Stroman's 'Merry Widow' Production on PBS in June

With a revival of "Othello" already up and coming, The Metropolitan Opera presents the latest from Tony-award winning director and choreographer, Susan Stroman, with a new staging of the beloved "The Merry Widow." If that weren't enough, star soprano ...

Soundtracks Dominate Billboard 200 as 'Pitch Perfect 2' Debuts on Top, Joined by 'Fifty Shades' and 'Furious 7'

Another week and another soundtrack atop the Billboard 200, as the song collection from 'Pitch Perfect 2' grabs the no. 1 spot by moving 107,000 equivalent albums sold. The original film's soundtrack peaked at no. 3 on the Billboard 200, although its ...

Father Mitch Winehouse Dissaproves of Asif Kapadia Film

The Cannes Film Festival premiered the first viewing of the Amy Winehouse documentary titled "Amy" this weekend and now the official movie poster has premiered online with the 'Back to Black' singer staring straight ahead, sporting her signature ...

Opera Lafayette Premiering, Touring Grétry's 'L’Épreuve Villageoise' for 20th Anniversary

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and Opera Lafayette will perform the modern world premiere of 'L'épreuve Villageoise' ('The Village Trial'), presented in celebration of Lafayette's 20th anniversary season season on Wednesday, May 27 ...

L.A. Chamber Orchestra, Mark Watters Team with Disney for Animated Shorts, Feat. New "Sorcerer's Apprentice"

On Saturday, June 13, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will present "LACO @ the Movies: Celebrating Walt Disney Animation Studios." It'll be a glorious evening of scores and eye-popping animation spanning more than 80 years, performed live with ...

RIP B.B. King: Blues Legend Dies At 89; Eric Clapton, Brad Paisley, Lenny Kravitz, Ringo Starr, Kelly Clarkson, Diddy & More React

Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, died Thursday night in Las Vegas at the age 89. His daughter, Patty King, told CNN he died while in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration two weeks ago.

Harry Shearer's Best Simpsons Songs, As Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and More

Harry Shearer announced today that after more than 25 years of voicing beloved characters on 'The Simpsons'—including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, and bus driver Otto—he would be leaving the show. The greatest ...

Mumford & Sons Drops, Tech N9ne Sets Personal Record on Albums Chart

This week Warner Music became the first major label to report higher earnings from streaming than digital downloads, but album sales seem to be doing alright for Mumford & Sons, which tops the sales chart by selling 249,000 copies of 'Wilder Mind' ...

Houston Symphony Orchestra Expands Community Outreach, Creates Four New Full-Time Positions

In an effort to keep the community at bay, the Houston Symphony has created four full-time positions for string musicians. The effort comes as part of an outreach program that accommodates an increasingly diverse city.

Placido Domingo Cancels May 23 Performance with Conchita Wurst Due to 'Health Problems'

The world-renowned Spanish opera tenor, Placido Domingo, has canceled his performance with the Austrian sensation, Conchita Wurst due to health problems according to the Vienna State Opera.

Mumford & Sons Top Billboard 200, 'Fifty Shades' Gets Mother's Day Boost

Mumford & Sons remains a rock band to beat on the Billboard 200, gathering its second no. 1 record with Wilder Mind. Although the band's original alternative fan base has raised an eyebrow at the use of electric guitars on the new set, sales still ...

Sharon Robinson Discusses Solo Album 'Caffeine,' Leonard Cohen, and Starbucks Coffee [EXCLUSIVE CONTEST]

Sharon Robinson has been in the music industry for a long time, songwriting for and performing with Leonard Cohen primarily, as well as Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Don Henley, Michael Bolton and others. It's only in the last decade that she's gotten ...

Green with Frenzy: How Classical Music Is Inciting Millennials to Stand Up for the Environment

Wisconsin's own Jon Becker is like many of his baby boomer brethren, in that he wants to inspire a new age and generation of young people to fight global issues such as climate change and water shortage.

Kissin's Chopin, Penderecki Premiere Commemorate Armenian Genocide at Carnegie Hall

Virtuoso pianist Evgeny Kissin will be leading a special concert at Carnegie Hall entitled "With You, Armenia" in commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks some 100 years ago. As Classicalite ...

'Bessie (Music From The HBO Film)' Features Historic & Contemporary Recordings, Queen Latifah Performances

The official soundtrack for the upcoming from HBO biopic Bessie has been given a May 12 digital release via Legacy Recordings. The biographical film, starring Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith, will premiere on HBO this Saturday, May 16. You ...

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