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Tony Bennett Joined Lady Gaga Onstage In Tel Aviv

Sep 2014 18:32PM EDT

The hostile atmosphere between Isreal and Gaza didn't stop Lady Gaga from performing in Tel Aviv last night (Sept. 13), and her friend/mentor/collaborator Tony Bennett stopped by to sing a duet.READ MORE

Sergio Mendes

Sergio Mendes Brings Brazil to Fore on 'Magic' with Guest Appearances from Seu Jorge, Carlinhos Brown and More [Music Times Exclusive]

Sep 2014 16:36PM EDT

Sérgio Mendes has an enormous discography after more than 55 years in the music business. Forward-thinking at the time, the Brazilian icon timestamped his albums to help future fans keep things straight: Brasil '65, Vintage 74, Sergio Mendes and The New Brasil '77 and Brasil '86 serve as handy bookmarks for reference. So what does Brasil '14 sound like? The pianist spoke to Music Times about his new album 'Magic' and its showcase of Brazilian names you should know.READ MORE

Quite Candid: Cameron Carpenter's 'If You Could Read My Mind' Top-Selling Album in U.S.

Quite Candid: Cameron Carpenter's 'If You Could Read My Mind' Top-Selling Album in U.S.

Sep 2014 10:45AM EDT

ews came that NPR was streaming organist Cameron Carpenter's upcoming album If You Could Read My Mind, anticipation heightened. Last week, thus, Cameron Carpenter had the top-selling classical album in the U.S., beating Benjamin Grosvenor on Decca records.READ MORE

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga "Cheek To Cheek" Taping

Tony Bennett "Saved" Lady Gaga: 'Cheek To Cheek' Diva Admits She Wanted to Quit Music After 'Artpop' Flop

Sep 2014 10:38AM EDT

Lady Gaga almost quit singing forever, and she may have if it weren't for the help and guidance of her Cheek to Cheek duet partner Tony Bennett. In a new interview, the "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" singers opened up about their surprising relationship and connection.READ MORE

Damon Albarn

Mercury Prize 2014: Who Should Win Most Prized UK Music Award? Music Times Ranks Nominees

Sep 2014 19:49PM EDT

It's early but Music Times is giving its rankings of the 12 albums nominated for this year's Mercury Prize and our thoughts on who should bring home the most coveted prize in British music.READ MORE

Jon Hendricks

Jon Hendricks Celebrates 93rd Birthday with Café Carlyle Debut on September 23

Sep 2014 10:11AM EDT

Jazz lyricist and singer Jon Hendricks will celebrate his 93rd birthday with a debut at Café Carlyle on Tuesday, September 23. Hendricks’ iconic career spans nearly 50 years.READ MORE

FKA twigs

FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn Among 2014 Mercury Prize Nominees

Sep 2014 14:07PM EDT

The shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize has been announced, which you can check out below. The Mercury Prize is awarded each year to the best album released by an artist from the UK or Ireland, as selected by a panel of British musicians, music journalists, festival organizers, producers, and composers, and music presenters.READ MORE

Archie Shepp

Archie Shepp Talks John Coltrane, Impulse! Records and Free Jazz with Red Bull Music Academy

Sep 2014 10:11AM EDT

Jazz legend Archie Shepp recently sat down with Red Bull Music Academy to chat it up about working with John Coltrane, revolutionizing his sound and his implications on free jazz versus blues.READ MORE

Crowds wait for the opening of 'Love Me Tender' starring Elvis Presley

A History of The Paramount Theater New York

Sep 2014 15:36PM EDT

On September 4, 1964 The Animals played its first show at the Paramount Theater in New York City. Considering that Eric Burdon and The Animals became one of the biggest names in the British invasion and rock 'n' roll in general, this marks a major moment in American music history. It wasn't The Paramount's first historical event nor would it be the last. Check the timeline of events below to learn a little something about the historic venue.READ MORE

Highlights: Chicago Jazz Festival at Millennium Park Features Sun Ra Arkestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Terence Blanchard and More

Highlights: Chicago Jazz Festival at Millennium Park Features Sun Ra Arkestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Terence Blanchard and More

Aug 2014 11:25AM EDT

The 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival runs from August 28-31 at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. Headliners include Terence Blanchard, Rufus Reid, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Sun Ra Arkestra.READ MORE

Frankie Ballard (2014)

20th Anniversary BayFest Music Festival

Aug 2014 15:08PM EDT

On October 3, 2014, Mobile, Alabama will welcome an expected 200,000+ guests for the kick-off of the 3-day BayFest Music Festival.READ MORE

Pulitzer Winner Caroline Shaw Sings David Lang

U.S. Department of State, Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation Collaborate on International OneBeat 2014

Aug 2014 09:43AM EDT

The pursuit of music on a global scale may have finally been mastered with OneBeat, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation.READ MORE

Legendary Jazz Club Slug's Saloon and Owner Jay Schultz Talk to Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban About Old Performers

Legendary Jazz Club Slug's Saloon Owner Jay Schultz Talks to Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban About Old Performers

Aug 2014 09:30AM EDT

Per Radio New Zealand National, a recent venture from Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban, who runs Wellington sound exploration space The Pyramid Club met a slick fellow who ran a little join called Slug's Saloon, his name was Jay Schultz.READ MORE

Neil Patrick Harris takes the prize at the Tonys.

Emmys 2014: Music Times Judges The Nominees for Original Music and Lyrics

Aug 2014 15:32PM EDT

Most of this weekend's music media attention went toward the Video Music Awards but Monday night's Emmys feature a few musical categories of their own. Music Times checks out all of the contenders for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and checking our results against what the Emmys opted for.READ MORE

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Emmys 2014: Music Times Judges The Nominees for Original Main Title Theme

Aug 2014 14:30PM EDT

Most of this weekend's music media attention went toward the Video Music Awards but Monday night's Emmys feature a few musical categories of their own. Music Times checks out all of the contenders for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and checking our results against what the Emmys opted for.READ MORE

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