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  • Classicalite Q&A with Violinist Itamar Zorman

    Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman, winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, has been furthering his stellar young career with new recordings, prestigious bookings, and recognition, having received a 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant. As he prepares for his "Distinctive Debut" concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on November 5, he took some time to speak with us about his background and career.Read this

  • Twin Cities Opera and Choral Composer Stephen Paulus Dies at 65

    A leading figure in Minnesota's classical composing circle and an author of nearly 60 orchestral scores, 10 operas and 150 choral pieces, Stephen Paulus has died. He was 65. The Twin Cities composer, who might be best known for his 1982 opera "The Postman Always Rings Twice," suffered a stroke last year that had been affecting his health up until he died Sunday, Oct. 19.Read this

  • Joyce DiDonato Performs Titles from 'Stella di Napoli' at Brooklyn's Gowanus Ballroom

    Opera darling Joyce DiDonato brought classic opera to a surprisingly up-tempo showroom — or in this case, ballroom. Yes, DiDonato's performance at the Gowanus Ballroom in Brooklyn, where she sang off her new album "Stella di Napoli," was one to be remembered.Read this

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  • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 'The Book Of Life' Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Talks Scoring New Animated Movie & More!

    Gustavo Santaolalla is a world-renowned recording artist that just happened to become an acclaimed film composer due to reputation. After winning multiple Grammy awards (both Latin and Anglo), the man who put the ronroco on the map made his way into the world of scoring movies and took home two Academy Awards for Best Original Score two years in a row (Brokeback Mountain and Babel). Gustavo's even made name for himself in the video game realm, composing the music to 2013's best title The Last of Us. Moving right along into the animated movie genre, Santaolalla's newest project, The Book of Life, just hit theaters this weekend.Read this

  • Pitbull Unveils 'Globalization' Release Date, Album Cover & Collaborators

    When he's not busy being Mr. 305, Pitbull is all about being Mr. Worldwide. Now, he's taking his love for world domination straight to the cover of his new album Globalization. Yesterday (Oct. 15), the "Fireball" rapper unveiled the artwork and official release date for his eighth studio album.Read this

  • Michael Jackson Is Top-Earning Dead Celebrity of 2014, Tops List for Second Year in a Row

    For the second year in a row, Michael Jackson tops Forbes's list of the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. The King of Pop brought in $140 million in the past year, in no small part due to the release of his posthumous album "Xscape," which hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts.Read this

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