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Newport Folk Icon Theodore Bikel Dead at 91; Original 'Sound of Music' Star

Theodore Bikel, an actor known for his work in Fiddler on The Roof and The Sound of Music, as well as an accomplished musician who founded the Newport Folk Festival, has died at the age of 91. A statement from his publicist reports that the performer ...

Mac DeMarco Shares "No Other Heart" in Advance of 'Another One'

Canadian jizz jazz singer, Mac DeMarco, revealed "No Other Heart," yet another track from his forthcoming mini-LP, 'Another One.'

PREMIERE: Jonas Kaufmann's 'Making Of' Video for Upcoming Puccini Album on Sony Classical

Such is the case with his forthcoming homage to the ever-famous Giacomo Puccini. The world's greatest living tenor, he sings "Nessun Dorma," the highlight of Puccini's Turandot, among other selections from Manon Lescaut, Tosca, La Bohème, Madama ...

On Record: James Inverne Remembers Jon Vickers (1926-2015)

"Opera," said the Canadian tenor Jon Vickers once in an interview, "is not entertainment." For entertainment, he explained, he would far rather watch My Fair Lady. Opera had to go deeper. It was deeper, or it was nothing.

No Poison in B.B. King Autopsy Report; Manager Cleared of Murder Allegations

The world was shocked when relatives of B.B. King suggested that his manager had poisoned the blues legend as an attempt to get to his will, and fortunately we can report that the Las Vegas/Clark County coroner has ruled that no poison was found ...

Violinist Kevin Yu's Company, Coregami, Develops 'Gershwin' Shirt for Musicians

For ensemble musicians and beyond, performing in concert attire can be restraining. For violinist Kevin Yu, the confines of formal wear during a show has inspired a new "Gershwin" shirt by the musician and his company Coregami.

Margaret Brouwer, Blue Streak Ensemble Perform Davidovsky, Harbison, Needham for Concerts on the Slope, National Opera Center

Next week, composer, Margaret Brouwer will bring her Blue Streak Ensemble for two chamber music concerts featuring instrumental and vocal music by living composers.

Black Violin Hip-Hop Duo Release Topical 'Invisible' Single

Continuing the argument that classical music and hip-hop are not exempt from one another, we present you with Black Violin, a duo from Florida comprised of two classically trained instrumentalists. They just released their latest track, "Invisible."

Composer Beseeches Peers "Cut Ties with BP" in Letter

It seems that British Petroleum (BP) has angered the classical community with its destructive environmental debauchery. Now, in a letter published in The Guardian, a composer beseeches their peers to decline all funding that will allow BP to maintain ...

Dmitri Hvorostovksy Gives Private Recital in Light of Brain Tumor Diagnosis

While it's been reported that Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, will receive treatment in London for his brain tumor, it appears the singer turned up Sunday night at the Russian ambassador's residence for a private recital.

Berlin Philharmonic Introduces Kirill Petrenko, New Chief Conductor, Via Website

The Berlin Philharmonic's newly appointed chief conductor, Kirill Petrenko, has already had to deal with anti-Semitic abuse over his new position. While he remains tight-lipped on all matters, the orchestra has taken the opportunity to introduce ...

Ranking '1776' Track-by-Track for July 4th: John Adams, Ben Franklin...America!

The July 4th weekend approaches and that means your correspondent will engage in his yearly tradition of putting on the soundtrack to the Broadway musical 1776, nothing singing along and thanking the Lord that someone saw fit to give John Adams some ...

What Performers Have Played Historic Venues Most? Carnegie Hall, Red Rocks, More

Billy Joel made history at one of the most acclaimed music venues in the world this week when he played his 65th concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The total helped him to surpass that of friend Elton John, giving him the most ...

Billboard's 50 Acts for 50 States: Taylor Swift, Eminem, More Rep Hometowns

Billboard came up with a fun project for the July 4th holiday, assigning a music performer that best represents each of the 50 states. According to the site, final decisions were largely based on sales results from its charts, but a performer's ...

Jewish Conductor Kirill Petrenko Greeted with Anti-Semitism in Germany Appointment

Having been appointed to the Berlin Philharmonic beginning September 2018, Kirill Petrenko has expressed his enthusiasm for taking over a most astounding symphony. However, his enthusiasm was met with anti-Semitism on Northern German Radio (NDR) and ...

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