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Lindsey Stirling Wins '15 YouTube Music Awards

This has been quite a year for violinist Lindsey Stirling. The dancing musician appeared in the Grammy Legacy concert and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Now, Stirling has been announced as one of the 50 musicians who are winners at the ...

Herbie Hancock Announces International Jazz Day for Paris, to Bring Relief After Charlie Hebdo Attacks

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and music icon Herbie Hancock announced that Paris would play host to the fourth annual International Jazz Day, the fourth annual date dedicated to the most influential genre of the 20th Century. Organizers gave twofold ...

Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, and David Gilmour: Ranking All 12 Pink Floyd Solo Albums from 'The Madcap Laughs' to 'Amused to Death'

Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour announced today that he would be releasing his fourth solo album (yet untitled) later during 2015, so Music Times went back and looked at every solo album released by every member of Pink Floyd over the years ...

Simon Rattle Named Music Director of London Symphony Orchestra

After months of speculation, it has been announced that Sir Simon Rattle has been appointed the new music director of the London Symphony Orchestra starting in 2017.

Frank Music Company in Midtown West Closing March 6, Heidi Rogers Recounts Celebrity Catalog

Like sands through the hourglass, alas, thus is the last day in the life of iconic classical sheet music seller Frank Music Company: closing its West 54th Street doors (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) for good this Friday, March 6. The culprit? ...

Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe Branching Out with Score for New Production from Richmond Ballet

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is branching out a bit and composing the score for a new ballet, which may-okay will almost certainly will-come as a surprise for fans of the Virginia groove metal band.

7 Great Frank Sinatra Covers from Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Sex Pistols and More

A source indicated today that Bob Dylan might be considering a second album of Frank Sinatra to accompany this year's Shadows In The Night. Sinatra was himself a master of the cover, often taking popular songs and immortalizing them with his own ...

Kaufmann Cancels Met Performance of 'Carmen' Due to Illness

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann has canceled one of his two performances in the Metropolitan Opera’s highly awaited show 'Carmen.' Tickets to the performance were running for almost $1,000 on online ticket broker sites before the singer dropped out due ...

Simon Rattle Jumping from Berlin Philharmonic to London Symphony Orchestra During 2017-'18 Season

A big move at the trade deadline in classical music occurred as conductor Simon Rattle announced that he would be leaving the Berlin Philharmonic to take the role of the music director for the London Symphony Orchestra.

Apollo Theater Plans Billie Holiday Birthday Bash with Cassandra Wilson to Celebrate Vocal Icon's 100th Anniversary

One of the most historic venues in New York City will be hosting a number of events to honor the legacy of one of America's greatest vocalists later this year, as the Apollo Theater is planning memorial concerts to mark what would have been the 100th ...

Watch J.K. Simmons in 'Whiplash' Short That Became the Movie

When director Damien Chazelle was unable to secure funding in 2013 for the movie 'Whiplash,' which went on to become a critically acclaimed masterpiece, he decided to make a short. The 18-minute movie would serve as proof that the feature about an ...

Hozier Premieres "Someone New" Music Video Starring Natalie Dormer [WATCH]

Hozier, the bluesy "Take Me to Church" singer, premiered his music video for "Someone New" with the help of titillating 'Game of Thrones' actress Natalie Dormer.

'Slumdog Millionaire' Composer A.R. Rahman Touring United States for First Time in Five Years

A.R. Rahman, the Indian film music star who broke through to many American listeners thanks to his hit "Jai Ho" from the 'Slumdog Millionaire' soundtrack, will be touring the United States for the first time in five years when he hits the road later ...

BBC Cardiff Singer of The World Competition Features Three American, Three South Korean Contestants; Can U.S. Repeat?

The finalists for this year's BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition were announced this week, showcasing 20 vocalists from different nations around the world. The finals will begin on June 14 and continue for eight days.

Bob Dylan May Release a Second Volume of 'Shadows in the Night'

Bob Dylan may have some leftover Frank Sinatra covers from his "Shadows in the Night" recording sessions. Producer Daniel Lanois, who worked on previous Dylan albums, heard the folk legend's most recent LP prior to its release and he was also treated ...

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