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Pianos in the Parks, a Playful Public Art Project in Seattle, Encourages You to Tickle the Ivories

Artist-designed pianos are popping up in public parks throughout Seattle and King County, and people are invited, nay encouraged, to stop and play them. It’s all part of an interactive public art project called Pianos in the Parks.

5 'Abbey Road' Knockoff Album Covers

Replicas and satires of the 'Abbey Road' cover have been created ad nauseam in the 45 years since the original photo was taken and Music Times found the five knockoffs by the biggest bands for your consideration, ranked in terms of creativity and the ...

Trombone Shorty Foundation Gives Mugged New Orleans Teen a New Instrument

Trombone Shorty is not just the stage name of one of New Orleans' most famous t-bone players; it's since become a sort of shorthand for a new kind of superhero down in the Crescent City. When news hit of a robbery that plagued an aspiring ...

Django Gold's New Yorker Daily Shout on Sonny Rollins Goads Howard Mandel (and Rollins) Into Response [VIDEO]

At times, the only thing I find more physically demanding and emotionally exhausting than pursuing a career as a musician has been that of a writer about music. What isn't met with indiscernible apathy and neglect is usually, and very outwardly, ...

Thelonious Sphere Monk, III Talks Father Monk's 100th Birthday Plans and Denzel Washington Biopic

With three years to spare before his father's 100th birthday, Thelonious Sphere Monk III is already planning several celebrations. According to a recent interview with the Huffington Post, T.S. Monk, III is coordinating the Monk, Sr. centennial with ...

(Le) Poisson Rouge to Host 'Strange & Beautiful Festival: The Music and Art of John Lurie' in September

(Le) Poisson Rouge, one of Classicalite's favorite West Village venues, has booked quite the talent for "Strange & Beautiful Festival: The Music and Art of John Lurie." This unique hybrid fest will honor its actor/musician/painter namesake with a ...

10 Good Minutes with Jon Batiste at Lollapalooza 2014

Music Times was fortunate in that figureheads such as Stephen Colbert didn't book media passes for Lollapalooza, which allowed us to get a chance to interview Jon Batiste. The jazz and general music expert (he got his Master's degree in music from ...

Jerry Garcia Celebration with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Warren Haynes at Inner Harbor's Pier Six Pavilion

Continuing its annual summer tour, the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration (featuring Warren Haynes!) will head over from Meyerhoff Hall to Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on August 8 to jam down with Marin Alsop's Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' eighth blackbird, Fleck & Washburn, Johnny Cash Galore Highlight Symphony Space's 2014-15 Season

Care of the always informative DotDotDot Music, color us très impressed with Symphony Space's upcoming 2014-15 offerings: Classicalite dears eighth blackbird, husband and wife virtuosi Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, wall-to-wall Johnny Cash, a ...

Highlights: 2014 Newport Jazz Festival Celebrates 60 Years, Looks to the Future

This weekend, the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival celebrates 60 years with a roster of jazz luminaries including Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby McFerrin spirityouall, Gary Burton, Gregory Porter, Vijay ...

WATCH: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Announce New Jazz Album Release Date on ‘TODAY’ [VIDEO]

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga sure do know how to make an entrance. The two, who have become quite closer over the years, arrived at Rockefeller Plaza earlier this morning in a Rolls Royce for an appearance on TODAY. The reason for their spot was to ...

UConn Researchers Using 3D Printers to Make Parts for Antique Instruments

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using 3D printers to make replacement parts for antique instruments.

LINKS: Ian McKellen Says Actors Deserve a Living Wage, the Problem of Unpaid Gigs, Music Streaming Kills Jazz and Classical

All this week, news stories have been highlighting the precarious financial situation of many artists. First Salon.com reported that music streaming sites are reducing the royalties paid out to classical and jazz musicians. Then writer Daphne Carr ...

New Fela Kuti Documentary, 'Finding Fela,' Continues What 'FELA!' the Musical Started

Directed by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Darkside, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), the film takes a deeper look into a story told by the three-time Tony-winning musical FELA!, which had its Off-Broadway premiere in ...

President Barack Obama to Honor Brooklyn Academy of Music with National Medal of Arts

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle announced yesterday that the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is the first institution to receive the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States ...

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