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U2, Michael Buble, Jessie J and Other Celebrity Musicians Playing on Subways

U2 cancelled its previously planned residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon after frontman Bono suffered a debilitating bicycle accident last year, however the band came back in a big way for several sketches on an episode last week. One ...

Two Steps From Hell Bring Action Film Business to Billboard 200 with 'Battlecry'

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 ...

Amy Winehouse Documentary Clip: Nick Schmansky Reveals Hesitance to Be Songwriter

The upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary Amy has been quite the source of controversy in recent weeks, with the singer's father Mitch Winehouse decrying the Asif Kapaida directed film as misleading, but the promotion continues on. Today (May 8), fans ...

B.B. King's Family Clashes with Manager Over Control of Legend's Affairs

B.B. King's continued health issues have opened the door to a more uncomfortable series of event's in the blues legend's life regarding his family's struggles with longtime manager Laverne Toney over control of the guitarist's care and property. ...

The Zac Brown Band, Josh Groban and Tyler Farr Top Albums Chart with New Releases

The Zac Brown Band and its new album 'Jekyll + Hyde' tops the Billboard album charts this week, as a trio of new records—including numbers from Josh Groban and Tyler Farr—also enter in the Top 3 places.

Travel Channel's 'Mysteries at the Museum' Investigates Carnegie Theft of Huberman's Strad

In one of our favorite episodes yet, The Travel Channel's docu-drama 'Mysteries at the Museum' recently featured the archive and research room at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. Via the episode entitled "Stolen Strad, Fall From ...

One Night Only: 'Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular' Coming to Brooklyn's Barclays

The world's longest-running science-fiction television series, 'Doctor Who' has inspired a symphonic spectacle of the same name: 'Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.' And lucky for you New Yorkers, this production will be playing two shows (only!) ...

Zac Brown Band Tops Billboard 200 Third Time with 'Jekyll + Hyde'; Josh Groban, Tyler Farr Debut as Well

The Zac Brown Band found itself on top of the Billboard 200 for the third time with its new album 'Jekyll + Hyde.' Although it wasn't the group's biggest sales week (that goes to its last record, 'Uncaged') but it still managed to move 228,000 ...

Apple and Glenn Gould, Techs Teach 'Bach: Goldberg Variations' to Students at Internal University

Glenn Gould's infamously eccentric persona and meticulousness in regard to detail are what Apple techs at its internal Apple University are teaching to students. While these characteristics are indicative of leadership qualities, indeed, it's also ...

Taylor Swift, Chinese Pianist Yundi Li Pair Up for New International Toyota Commercial

Taylor Swift may have been an international phenomenon before but she's now gained some new cred after a video on YouTube surfaced of Swift and the Chinese piano-playing sensation, Yundi Li.

Jamie Foxx, Josh Groban, Idina Menzel and More: Ranking 2015's National Anthems at Sporting Events

We had a realization while watching the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight last night: Amid all the spectacle at the "fight of the century," the rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" turned in by Jamie Foxx was somewhat a spectacle unto itself. ...

B.B. King Reports Entering Hospice Care in Las Vegas; Guitarist is 89

B.B. King is apparently under hospice care according to reports from The Hollywood Reporter. An ambulance came to his home in Las Vegas on Friday but his business manager, Laverne Toney, said that the performer opted to receive care at his home ...

But Is It Art? Graphic Scores by John Cage, Cornelius Cardew and Others Are Worthy of the MoMA

Some contemporary composers prefer to use shapes, arrows and other visual symbols to indicate pitch, duration or volume in their music. Many of the graphic scores that result are quite beautiful and resemble works of modern art.

Gordon Goodwin on His Big Phat Band, 'Life in the Bubble' Grammy Win and Why 'Whiplash' is Great for Jazz

Yes, indeed, the 2015 Grammys proved to be one populist step forward for jazz at-large. Remember Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's cheeks? Hell, Herbie Hancock and ?uestlove performed right alongside John Mayer and Ed Sheeran. And no one, save for the ...

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