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The God-Child Myth: Are Child Singers Jackie Evancho, Amira Willighagen, Angelina Jordan Astar, Etc. Actually Talented?

The appeal and draw that lies in young talent far exceeds actual understanding. It just seems to be interesting to most folks, and the way that the internet trends these days makes way for these prodigies to become but a blip on your computer screen.

PHOTOS: Make Your Own Bootleg Vinyl Courtesy of Cocky Gold Blog, Hipsters and Oldies Unite for a Process Too Easy to Not Replicate

Vinyl has made quite the resurgence in popular culture--or at least to Brooklyn hipsters of all stripes.

No Mo' Satchmo: Critic and Playwright Terry Teachout Wins $250,000 Prize from GOP's Lynde and Harry Brandley Foundation

Ah, the right wing agenda may not be fitting for most liberal artists, that is if you consider yourself one.

Peral Music: Universal Gives Daniel Barenboim a Vanity iTunes Label for Bruckner Symphonies, Stravinsky's Rite

PERAL MUSIC, a new digital-only label from UMG, will document Daniel Barenboim's work as a conductor, pianist and chamber musician. "I want to try and look at the future. I want to really get myself into the mentality of the digital world," Barenboim ...

Tour Journals: Jimkata Frontman Evan Friedell Gives Dispatch From the Road

Welcome to Tour Journals, a Music Times segment where we ask some of our favorite up-and-coming bands to send us a dispatch from the road. This time around, we've asked Jimkata frontman Evan Friedell to keep a journal on tour with him. Last week, he ...

US Highball: Watch Montclair State's Harry Partch Ensemble in David Lang's 'Collected Stories: Heroes' @ Carnegie Hall

Last week, David Lang, Carnegie Hall's Debs Composer Chair, oversaw a brilliantly curated series of concerts he called Collected Stories. From April 22-29, his programming explored subjects commonly found in music--heroes, spirits, love/loss, travel, ...

Slipped Disc: Julian Lloyd Webber Forced to Retire from Cello

Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (with ...

Kris Bowers Teaches YouTubers the History of Jazz Piano Playing from the 1800s to Now, NPR Makes Corrections

YouTube can always secure a firm grip on the latest trending media. Perhaps one of those videos that has become a household, well, vid, is the "Evolution of Dance" phenomenon. You remember it, maybe fragments of a orange-shirt, jean-wearing dance ...

Symphonic Synchrony: Three New Devices That Allow Any Simple Object to Become a Beloved Musical Instrument

I don't know about you, but my band and I have a recurring joke that we can plug in and tune into our fruit in the van, hearing myriad scores and compositions of our own concoctions, some subjectively known as L'Orange: Suite Deux and Beet-le-mania.

Joyce DiDonato Offers Masterclasses for Aspiring Opera Singers, Ages 18-24, During Carnegie Hall Residency Program

Calling all opera singers between the ages of 18 and 24: Classicalite's mezzo of choice, Joyce DiDonato, is available for some serious vocal refinery with her upcoming masterclasses at Carnegie Hall.

10 More Years: Alberto Vilar, Met Opera Money Manager and Valery Gergiev Crony, Gets Longer U.S. Prison Sentence

Judge Richard J. Sullivan recently granted an extended curfew to disgraced businessman Alberto Vilar, so that he could attend the Metropolitan Opera's own scandal-ridden performance of 'Eugene Onegin.' Now...Sullivan is extending Vilar's sentence for ...

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann Says La Scala Head Alexander Pereira Is "the Right Man" for Milan's Opera House

Jonas Kaufmann has had his bouts with the flu recently, but his latest endorsement of La Scala head honcho Alexander Pereira has proven well enough to stir up some controversy.

Say It Ain't So, Conductor: Mariss Jansons Decides to Up and Leave the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to Join the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, who has led from his post for nearly a decade, has decided he can't take it anymore and announced Tuesday that he will resign for the 2014-15 season.

Who Shot Ya: Top 10 Most Sampled Jazz Artists of All Time via WhoSampled, From Nina Simone and Erykah Badu to Biggie and Snoop

Could jazz music be considered the predecessor to modern hip-hop and funk form? Well, potentially, and this year even Snoop Dogg gave props to Herbie Hancock as that very forefather to the rap movement.

Collateral Damage: Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda Campaign Against Sheet Music Piracy

Broadway composers are demanding illegal-download websites stop offering unauthorized downloads of copyrighted sheet music.

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