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Anna Netrebko Shows Support for East Ukrainians, Poses with Novorossian Flag During St. Petersburg Press Conference

A Russian-Austrian opera soprano, Anna Netrebko showed support to east Ukrainians during a press conference in St. Petersburg over the weekend. The world-renowned singer posed with of the top political leaders while holding the flag of Novorossia.

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 ...

Composer Charlotte Bray Sells New Work, Bar-by-Bar, for Music in the Round Residency

An interesting article over at The Guardian reports on Brit composer Charlotte Bray's novel idea for fundraising her latest piece. She is selling it. One bar at a time.

Glenn Greenwald, Barton Gellman, Luke Harding: Who Writes the Book for Edward Snowden's Musical?

Since James Bamford's not interested, let's say: Greenwald gets the book, Gellman handles the music...with Harding on lyrics? No matter how you divvy them up, it's only a matter of time before some enterprising repertory group stages a Snowden ...

Agata Tuszyńska's Wiera Gran Book Not Guilty of Defaming 'The Pianist' Władysław Szpilman

A Polish court recently found Agata Tuszyńska not guilty of defaming the memory of Polish-Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman, whose memoir of surviving the Warsaw ghetto was made into the 2002 movie 'The Pianist.'

London’s Jewish Cultural Centre, JW3, Opens Its Doors

A new cultural center in London has opened its doors, and it's something new for the British capitol--a Jewish cultural center, commonly known in the U.S. (where they are far from rare) as a JCC. This has been several years in the planning and the ...

Russian Conductor Vasily Petrenko Says Orchestras “React Better” to Male Conductors

Mr. Petrenko is in hot water over his comments about woman conductors.

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