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John Williams, Owen Pallett, Arcade Fire Listed Among the 2014 Oscar Nominees for Best Score

While most movie fans sit on the edge of their seats waiting to see if Leo FINALLY wins that long overdue Academy Award for Wolf of Wall Street, the scores behind the films, thankfully, have their own place in the winners' circle.

Dutch Study Suggests Art and Music Save Lives, Research in Favor of Expression

In a new study on past and present artists and musicians from the Netherlands, researchers suggest that the toll of creating art and music correlates with a longer and more fulfilling life.

Mandolin Virtuoso Avi Avital Talks New Album ‘Between Worlds’ and Carnegie Hall Debut

Mandolinist Avi Avital released his second Deutsche Grammophon album, 'Between Worlds,' on January 14. Between the release of his new album and his Carnegie Hall recital debut on January 17, it's a crucial time, both for Avital and for the instrument ...

National Endowment for the Arts Gets Budget Cut, Donald Trump to Push NEA Out of Office

Earlier this week, Classicalite published a story on the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) Jazz Masters concert. And if you're up-to-date with the organization, then you might have heard that the NEA skirted a budget slash dealt out by the Obama ...

WATCH: Andy Warhol's 8-Hour 'Empire' Screening at James Fuentes

Andy Warhol, the deliciously crass and unavoidably relevant pop-artist, continues his reign of unconventional artistry with a screening of the less than beloved Empire, a film featuring an eight-hour time-lapse of the iconic Empire State Building.

John Lurie, Lounge Lizards and 'Bear Surprise' Creator, Releases New LP Via Amulet Records

Perhaps Classicalite has introduced you to John Lurie before: The Lounge Lizards, star of Jim Jarmusch films like Stranger Than Paradise and Down By Law, whacky television fisherman on his show Fishing with John, or visual artist/accidental creator ...

Classicalite Recording News: Smithsonian Folkways Re-Releasing All 'UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music' Titles

Care of Washington, D.C.'s most favored (and revered) archivist label, the full UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music will see the material world for the first time since 2005. Yes, indeed, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is re-releasing this entire ...

The Sound of Silk: Morgan Neville's New Documentary on Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble

Sure, everyone's talking about the Oscars, but color Classicalite more impressed about this upcoming film. Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) is directing The Sound of Silk, a new documentary following the Silk Road Ensemble, which features ...

For Better or Worse, Village Voice's Pazz+Jop Rank the Top Albums and Singles of 2013 [POLL]

While many argue the merits of the long-suffering publication as well as the results therein--hey, the lot of us feel the same way about the Grammys--the Voice's P+J issue (conceived of by disgraced music editor, Bob Xgau) is about as consensus as ...

Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Approve New Contract, Ending Historic 15-Month Lockout!

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra approved a new contract on Tuesday, ending the historic lockout that dragged on for more than 15 months. The 488-day impasse was the longest work stoppage ever in the history of U.S. orchestras.

Black Music: LeRoi Jones-Amiri Baraka's Writings on Jazz Culture

Jones/Baraka's 'Black Music' looks at the implications of white influence on black music (i.e. jazz). Newark's poet laureate was known for his precision, if not his tact when tackling difficult issues that affected the black community.

Jesse McGuire, the "Star-Spangled Banner"...and How He Won the Panthers-49ers Playoff Game Before Kickoff

The word "viral" has become a household term in describing the Internet's most relevant and popular posts. Would one ever assume a trumpeter's rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" to go viral, though? As unpredictable as the Internet may be, ...

Jazz Guitarist Joe Pass Turns 85 Today, So Here's the 'Virtuoso' with Ella Fitzgerald

Today, we celebrate guitar virtuoso Joe Pass' birthday. The jazz heavyweight would have been 85 years old.

UPDATE: National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Ceremony Concert (feat. Jarrett, Braxton, Davis, and Aebersold)

TONIGHT: The National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters concert will be broadcast as scheduled.

London's West End Attendance Unaffected by Apollo Theater Ceiling Collapse

Some relief, yes, after the horrible ceiling collapse at the Apollo Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue. According to The Stage, West End audience numbers have not generally been affected by the widely-reported catastrophe.

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