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Classicalite Q&A with 'Kinky Boots' Star Billy Porter

With a Tony Award, a new album, and an autobiographical play coming up this fall at Primary Stages, Billy Porter is on several rolls at once.

CLICK: Gelb's Met House Graffiti Vandal, NEA Names Four New Jazz Masters, $45 Million Strad Viola Doesn't Sell

We're not saying that Peter Gelb is the Banksy of Lincoln Center, but it certainly couldn't hurt his recent problems at the Met lately.

Owl City 'Beautiful Times' Video from Ultraviolet EP (Republic Records) Features Violinist Lindsey Stirling [VIDEO]

OWL CITY has teamed up with RollingStone.com to debut the music video for his latest single "Beautiful Times (ft. Lindsey Stirling)" today. You can view the video here! The premiere comes just in time for tomorrow's digital release of the ...

8 Unexpected Michael Jackson Covers

Today marks the five-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's tragic death, so in honor of the King of Pop, we've compiled a list of his greatest songs that were covered by very unlikely musicians. Here are eight unexpected covers of Michael Jackson ...

LINK: Purple Haze with Cellists Emil and Dariel, Lady Gaga Marries Tony Bennett?, Pearl Jam Covers Let It Go!

America's Got Talent indeed with brothers Emil and Dariel who play Jimi Hendrix...taught by their Russian grandfather.

Omar Hakim Shares Tales from Life as a Session Musician: Michael Jackson, Daft Punk and More

You may not have heard of drummer Omar Hakim. But Daft Punk, David Bowie and Madonna have. Find out what they already know.

CLICKS: AGT's Bikini Opera, Horace Silver RIP, 10 Make Music New Yorks, Dafoe & Baryshnikov @ BAM, Nick Zinner's 41 Strings

Opera singer (i.e. personal trainer) Maggie Lane strips down to sing in a sexy red bikini on America's Got Talent. The always sage Howard Stern said he wished she would’ve left her clothes on...so he could have focused more on her singing skills.

BRIEFS: Streep is Callas, Adams to Gelb, Hartford's Digital Wagner, MC5 Jazz?, Opera Cabal’s Sideboob Tape!

Here's hoping Meryl Streep does Maria Callas better than Tyne Daly did Maria Callas in a new film version of Terrence McNally’s play 'Master Class' for HBO.

Classicalite Q&A with Australian "String Quartet" FourPlay

With an upcoming tour through the States and England--with Neil Gaiman at Carnegie Hall, no less--Classicalite caught up with the string-benders to get some notes on their sound, what's to come for the band, etc.

LINKS: Norgard Wins $200K, Ornette Coleman Trib, Broadway's Vegas Honeymoon, Bounden Dance, Saving Sound

The New York Philharmonic's Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music is presented every two years, Per Nørgård being the second recipient after the late French composer Henri Dutilleux.

Northside Festival 2014 Hits Hipster Hubs of Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn June 12-19

It is perhaps New York's largest discovery gala, The Northside Festival, which slams Brooklyn's newest hubs for anything artsy this June 12 to 19.

Chicago Blues Festival Will Feature Aaron Neville, Otis Taylor Band, Billy Boy Arnold, Bettye LaVette and Many Others

Chicago will once again become the blues capital of the world during the Chicago Blues Festival, held this year on June 13-15 in Grant Park.

Violinists Anne Akiko Meyers and Vadim Gluzman to Open the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Northbrook, Ill.

Audience members at opening night of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival on June 4 will be treated to two world-class violinists, Anne Akiko Meyers and Vadim Gluzman, playing Bach’s Double Concerto on priceless instruments.

CLICK: Nelson Mandela Opera Over, Iggy Azalea Fancy Flapper, Jeff Goldblum's Jazz, Cabal & ACME, Moondog Begging

Unathi Mtirara, the producer of "Madiba: The African Opera' and grandnephew of Mandela, admitted that the show had run out of money after only three performances.

LINK: US Airways Hates Time for Three, Lang Lang Fragrance, John L. Adams's Mets, Owen Pallett Q&A, Potential Energies Ballet

"U.S. Airways is not letting us put our violins on an airplane," said Time for Three violinist Nicolas Kendall (far right) in a new video, standing next to the plane. "How many artists have to deal with this shit?"

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