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

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 ...

Steve Lowenthal Talks New Book 'Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey'

"This is not rock 'n' roll. It's not pop music. It's not folk music; it's this sort of transcendental guitar music," Steve Lowenthal emphatically tells me over the phone. And, indeed, his new book, Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, details the ...

Celebrate Sun Ra’s 100th Anniversary at Afro Punk Festival's "After Dark: The Beautiful Noise" at Brooklyn's Littlefield

In celebration of Sun Ra’s 100th (earthly) anniversary, Afro Punk Festival presents "Afro Punk After Dark: The Beautiful Noise" at Brooklyn club Littlefield on Saturday, August 23. The tribute will feature The Beautiful Noise including King Britt, ...

Raising Awareness: Classical Musicians Commissioned for Little to No Pay as Industry Lowballs Their Talents

Being a musician is commonly known to be a daunting career choice. Maintaining an art form, actually, of any medium, and sustaining oneself is harder than anyone can truly imagine--and this now endangers classical musicians trying to make a buck with ...

9 Great Cameos from Musicians on 'The Simpsons'

The cultural impact of The Simpsons is immeasurable, as you can tell from checking out Joey "Sideshow Joe" DeGroot's list on the number of bands that named songs (or themselves) after references to the animated classic. Celebrities of all stripes ...

New York Yankee Bernie Williams' All-Star Band Meet & Greet Tickets Available for Paramount Theatre Performance

Premium Meet & Greet tickets for Bernie Williams and his All Star Band just became available. By purchasing premium price tier tickets in the first 4 rows for $100, you have the chance to meet the Yankee man himself after the show at the Paramount ...

Classic Brit Award-Winning Saxophonist Amy Dickson Releases 'A Summer Place' on Sony Classical

Classic Brit Award-winning saxophonist Amy Dickson released A Summer Place on August 12 via Sony Classical. Australian-born, London-based Dickson has re-gifted us summers in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, taking the listener to a far off, well, modern-day ...

Symphony Space Announces New Artistic Director, Fulbright Scholar and Carnegie Hall Exec Andrew Byrne

The latest from Symphony Space comes to us via DotDotDotMusic, who is pleased to announce that Andrew Byrne will be hopping on as the new Artistic Director on September 15. Australian-born, Byrne is a Fulbright scholar who matriculated through ...

Liturgical Jazz: Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue' Leads Pack Combining Improv and Choral for a Religious Experience

Will Todd's 'Mass in Blue' has become an shining example of the genre, as Laura Jones at Oxford University Press blog says, "presenting an innate fusion of jazz elements within choral writing."

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Release New Song 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love', Unveil 'Cheek to Cheek' Tracklist [LISTEN]

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have finally unveiled all the details about their collaborative jazz album Cheek to Cheek. After releasing the lead single "Anything Goes," revealing a September release date and showing off some headline-making album ...

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett New Album Cover for 'Cheek to Cheek' Makes Headlines in Instagram Reveal [PHOTOS]

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will soon be dancing Cheek to Cheek for their new jazz album, but in the meanwhile, fans can just look at the two musical juggernauts getting cozy in photos. Today (Aug. 18), Gaga unveiled the album covers for both the ...

8 Album Covers With A Photo Of Someone Other Than The Artist

When looking at an album in a record store, it's reasonable to assume that the person on the cover is the person who actually made the album. However, that isn't the case with these eight albums, which feature a photo of someone else entirely.

Back of The Billboards: 'Slam Dunk' by Gerald Albright

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

22nd Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Kicks Off August 23 in Marcus Garvey Park

The City Parks Foundation and Summerstage is excited to announce the next installment in the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, founded in memoriam of jazz giant Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. The festival will kick off in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem on ...

Kenny Garrett Appointed Director of Jazz Studies Program at William Paterson University, Succeeds Mulgrew Miller

Kenny Garrett, the internationally recognized jazz saxophonist, may be hitting the ceiling as he jumps for joy after being named William Paterson University's director of the Jazz Studies Program.

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