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WATCH JIMEK-Led Polish National Radio Symphony Performs Hip Hop-Hits Medley

Whoever said that hip hop and rap music lacked class can eat their heart out. Conductor Radzimir Debski (JIMEK) led the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra through a mash-up of rhythmic classics, touching on a generation who loves everyone from ...

Ornette Coleman, Saxophonist and Free Jazz Icon, Dead at Age 85

Ornette Coleman, one of the most influential figures in jazz history, has died at the age of 85 from cardiac arrest, according to The New York Times. The saxophonist would make jazz history at the end of the '50s and during the early '60s with his ...

B.B. King's Children Claim Second Will Exists, Among Poisoning Rumors

One would have hoped that B.B. King would have gotten more attention following his death in May, at least in terms of album sales and renewed interest. Instead, we've gotten clashes over control of the blues legend's estate, allegations of murder, ...

5 Les Paul Contributions to Modern Music: Solid-Body Guitars, Multitrack Recording, More

Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Les Paul, one of the greatest innovators in music history, both for his work with instruments and with recording technology (and he wasn't half bad as a guitar player either). Music Times has ...

5 Triple Crown Horses and Music to Match: Michael Jackson, U2 and More

Fans of horse racing finally got the Triple Crown they had been waiting 37 years for when American Pharoah won at Belmont this weekend, capping off a Spring that included wins at the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Derby. It was the first time a ...

'Fun Home' and 'The King and I' Win Big, Josh Groban Performs at Tony Awards

'Fun Home,' 'The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time' and 'The King and I' were among the big winners at last night's Tony Awards, taking home prizes for the best theatre in New York. The first of those plays, which won the night's "big" ...

Kelly Peterson Announces Star-Studded Album Honoring Late Husband, 'Oscar, With Love'

Kelly Peterson, wife of the jazz legend Oscar Peterson, has announced a new project that will honor her late husband. The new release, 'Oscar, With Love,' will feature new compositions by the heavyweight performed by a star-studded line up and much ...

Tech Talk: Enormous Octobasse Produces Sound Too Low For Human Ears

For you gear junkies, this is no new invention. The octobasse (dubbed "octobass") is a stringed instrument hailing form 1850 by French instrument maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. Requiring a heavy-handed player, the instrument is capable of producing a ...

Back of The Billboards: 'Sylva' by Snarky Puppy

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Stephen Colbert Names Jon Batiste as Bandleader for 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert and CBS made a big announcement yesterday, naming Jon Batiste as his bandleader for the Late Show when the comedian debuts on September 8. It's too early to make David Letterman comparisons, but if Colbert and Batiste have a ...

A$AP Rocky's 'A.L.L.A.', Boosie BadAzz and Hillsong United Drive Album Sales

Things were looking good for new albums on the sales chart this week, as the Top 3 spots were held by releases from A$AP Rocky, Boosie BadAzz and (somewhat ironically considering the other two entries), Hillsong United.

Where Next For Third Man Records? Our Predictions: London, Austin and...Malta?

Jack White has always had his hometown Detroit's back, whether that means building baseball fields, paying off the debts of the local Masonic temple or—in this case—opening a new location for his Third Man Records. The rocker made headlines all ...

5 Incredible Transgender Musicians: Wendy Carlos, Antony, Laura Jane Grace and More

The world has been fixed on Caitlyn Jenner this week, after the former Olympic champion and current Keeping Up With The Kardashians star revealed her new feminine identity on the cover of Vanity Fair this week. News that might have provoked shock in ...

On Site Opera Presents 'Barber of Seville' at Fabbri Mansion on New York’s Upper East Side

This June (9-13), OSO will stage site-specific production of Giovanni Paisiello's, The Barber of Seville at the opulent Fabbri Mansion (House of the Redeemer) on New York City's Upper East Side.

Lady Gaga Pregnancy Rumors: 'Cheek to Cheek' Singer Shrugs Off Baby Talk at L.A. Show with Tony Bennett

Though Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be expecting a new baby, but there's one superstar who is definitely not pregnant: Lady Gaga. Apparently, pregnancy rumors have been swirling around the Cheek to Cheek singer over the last few months as fans ...

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