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Quickies: Carly Rae Jepsen's Broadway Cinderella, Was Bach Lazy?, Jazz & Democracy, Latin-Jewish Dancing, Leland Smith Obit

Here's hoping Ms. Rae Jepsen's Broadway debut--a 12-week run in Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' starting Feb. 4--lands better than her infamous first pitch.

The Trend Continues: Customs at JFK Airport Smashes 11 Instruments Owned by Flutist Boujemaa Razgui

Flute virtuoso Boujemaa Razgui had just flown back to New York from Marrakech, Morocco after the holiday when U.S. customs officials at John F. Kennedy Airport asked to see his bag of flutes. The officials proceeded to remove and smash each one of ...

Jherek Bischoff's 'Composed, Featuring David Byrne and Zola Jesus,' Getting Two Live Shows at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn

Composer, performer, impresario and all-around new music polymath Jherek Bischoff will be featured during two upcoming shows at St. Ann's Warehouse to celebrate his latest album, 'Composed.'

Classicalite's New Year’s Eve Concert Guide: Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, America

It is one of Vienna's proudest traditions, the New Year's concert with the Vienna Philharmonic, televised all over the world. And the question the Viennese and others all ask as the date nears is, which conductor will be honored by being given this ...

Kennedy Center Honors Features Loads of Stars Paying Homage to Predecessors

The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony may have occurred on December 8, but the show was finally broadcast to the public on December 29. All five honorees had at least a small (but most had huge) experience with music, and as such, all had at least one ...

Boston Symphony Orchestra Takes a Fresh Look at Osvaldo Golijov’s 'La Pasión Según San Marcos'

In 2001, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave the U.S. premiere of Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s 'La Pasión Según San Marcos.' The BSO will present the work again on January 9, 10, and 11 at Symphony Hall under the direction of Robert Spano, ...

Quickies: Billy Joel Donates Bösendorfer, Mentally Ill Orchestra, No More Artists' Quarter Jazz, 'Hamlet' Selfies, 'The Crucible' Ballet

Sag Harbor resident Billy Joel has donated a second piano to Stony Brook University--a $250,000 Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano.

Yusef Lateef, Pioneering Jazz Musician, Dies at 93

Yusef Lateef, innovative tenor saxophonist, oboist, flutist and composer, died on December 23 after a brief illness, his wife Ayesha confirmed. He was 93.

Throwback Thursday: 'Osmose' by Ariel Kalma

Music Times believes that it's never too late to go back and try something old. Throwback Thursdays will go back and pull out an album that's at least 10 years old, so that you can find something new, or revisit something you've forgotten about.

Benefit Concert for the Children of Slain Bluesman Eric "Guitar" Davis Will Feature Chicago Legends

The Chicago blues community has come together to show their respect for Eric "Guitar" Davis and support for his family by hosting a benefit concert, to be held at Rosa's Lounge in Chicago on Sunday, January 19.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra "Take Over Midtown" with Quintet of Community Concerts

If you're going to give a community Christmas concert, why not five? And if you're going to do it out in the community, why not take the music to five different places? Why not, indeed? The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra see no reason why not and so have ...

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Launches Online Magazine, ‘CSO Sounds & Stories’

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has launched 'CSO Sounds & Stories,' an online multimedia magazine designed to enhance the concert-going experience and bring the CSO’s concerts and programs to music lovers around the world.

Why You Should See the Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

And for a movie based on the book of the life led by Dave Van Ronk, there's some fine acting in this film. Oscar Isaac's "Llewyn Davis" is often magical.

WATCH: Alexander Kariotis Sings Arena Rock and Grand Opera in the Same Song, ‘Nessun Dorma--No One Sleeps’

Alexander Kariotis and his band The Rock Opera Orchestra recently recorded the album 'Nessun Dorma--No One Sleeps,' due out in January 2014.

Announcement of Jazz Grammy Nominees Overlooks Perennial Favorite Chick Corea

This year's Grammy nominations for jazz contain what some see as a shocking omission: Chick Corea, the jazz pianist, received no nominations this year. Corea, 72, has been a Grammy favorite for decades, with a total of 20 Grammys to his credit, ...

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