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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 ...

The Rolling Stones and University Songs: Will Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and NC State Get Tributes?

The Rolling Stones made every Ohio State Buckeye fan go nuts (pun intended) when the band performed "Hang On Sloopy" at Ohio Stadium in Columbus last night. The band, probably the biggest touring act in the world aside from Paul McCartney, has a host ...

80 years of Herb Alpert: The Tijuana Brass, 'Whipped Cream' and...The Notorious B.I.G.?

Today marks the 80th birthday of Herb Alpert, one of the most accomplished individuals in American music, who doesn't get nearly enough appreciation from the younger generations of both fans and performers. Music Times wants to pay tribute to the ...

Ornette Coleman Sues 'Fela!' Musician for Releasing Album Without Permission

We've gotten used to older musicians suing younger performers regarding unlicensed samples or for copping a vibe—a la Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for "Blurred Lines"—but now we've got two sets of performers fighting a legal battle over a ...

How to Buy Locks of Mozart, Beethoven Hair at Sotheby's

Yesterday, May 28, at Sotheby's in London, a lock of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's hair, enclosed within a gaudy 19th-century locket, went up for auction. And no one yet knows just how many of today's farthings it fetched.

Back of The Billboards: 'Gold' by B.B. King

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 ...

Twenty One Pilots, Zedd, Jamie Foxx and Faith No More Debut in Albums Chart Top 10

Twenty One Pilots had never sold more than 11,000 copies of an album in one week prior to the release of Blurryface last week, but that record didn't need streaming to top the Billboard 200. It also comes in at no. 1 on the albums chart, selling ...

Classicalite Q&A with Monica Germino

"I don't remember actually making a choice to become a musician." -- MONICA GERMINO

B.B. King's Daughters Accuse Manager of Poisoning Blues Legend

The death of B.B. King has largely been marked by joyous tributes to one of the most influential guitarists of all time, but now things have taken a dark turn as two of his daughters have accused aides of poisoning the blues legend. The Associated ...

Bach's Only Living Portrait Returning to Leipzig after Owner's Death

Johann Sebastian Bach, or at least the only portrait made of the famous composer and pianist during his lifetime, will be returning to his home of Leipzig, Germany. The owner of the famous painting had willed it to the Bach Archive in the city.

Sans Peele: Keegan-Michael Key Parodies J.K. Simmons 'Whiplash' Performance

If you haven't seen J.K. Simmons' Oscar-winning performance in Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" then perhaps Keegan-Michael Key can demonstrate for you. Or, that is, he can parody it exactly as one-half of the famous Key & Peele would, accompanied by a ...

Amiri Baraka Takes W. E. B. Du Bois' 'Most Dangerous in America' to New Federal Theater May 28

Even in its 46th year, the New Federal Theater still has a penchant for experimentation and political inquiry. And in that vein, producer and director Woodie King Jr. begins previews of the theater's upcoming staging of Amiri Baraka's "Most Dangerous ...

Back of The Billboards: 'My Favorite Things' by Joey Alexander

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 ...

60 Years of 'Maybellene': Chuck Berry's Hit in All Its Live Glory

Chuck Berry took to the studio in Chicago on this date 60 years ago to record his first single for Chess Records...a little number called "Maybellene." It was a hit, reaching no. 5 on the singles charts, but more importantly, it's often cited as the ...

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