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Harry Shearer's Best Simpsons Songs, As Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and More

Harry Shearer announced today that after more than 25 years of voicing beloved characters on 'The Simpsons'—including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, and bus driver Otto—he would be leaving the show. The greatest ...

Mumford & Sons Drops, Tech N9ne Sets Personal Record on Albums Chart

This week Warner Music became the first major label to report higher earnings from streaming than digital downloads, but album sales seem to be doing alright for Mumford & Sons, which tops the sales chart by selling 249,000 copies of 'Wilder Mind' ...

Houston Symphony Orchestra Expands Community Outreach, Creates Four New Full-Time Positions

In an effort to keep the community at bay, the Houston Symphony has created four full-time positions for string musicians. The effort comes as part of an outreach program that accommodates an increasingly diverse city.

Placido Domingo Cancels May 23 Performance with Conchita Wurst Due to 'Health Problems'

The world-renowned Spanish opera tenor, Placido Domingo, has canceled his performance with the Austrian sensation, Conchita Wurst due to health problems according to the Vienna State Opera.

Mumford & Sons Top Billboard 200, 'Fifty Shades' Gets Mother's Day Boost

Mumford & Sons remains a rock band to beat on the Billboard 200, gathering its second no. 1 record with Wilder Mind. Although the band's original alternative fan base has raised an eyebrow at the use of electric guitars on the new set, sales still ...

Sharon Robinson Discusses Solo Album 'Caffeine,' Leonard Cohen, and Starbucks Coffee [EXCLUSIVE CONTEST]

Sharon Robinson has been in the music industry for a long time, songwriting for and performing with Leonard Cohen primarily, as well as Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Don Henley, Michael Bolton and others. It's only in the last decade that she's gotten ...

Green with Frenzy: How Classical Music Is Inciting Millennials to Stand Up for the Environment

Wisconsin's own Jon Becker is like many of his baby boomer brethren, in that he wants to inspire a new age and generation of young people to fight global issues such as climate change and water shortage.

Kissin's Chopin, Penderecki Premiere Commemorate Armenian Genocide at Carnegie Hall

Virtuoso pianist Evgeny Kissin will be leading a special concert at Carnegie Hall entitled "With You, Armenia" in commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Turks some 100 years ago. As Classicalite ...

'Bessie (Music From The HBO Film)' Features Historic & Contemporary Recordings, Queen Latifah Performances

The official soundtrack for the upcoming from HBO biopic Bessie has been given a May 12 digital release via Legacy Recordings. The biographical film, starring Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith, will premiere on HBO this Saturday, May 16. You ...

U2, Michael Buble, Jessie J and Other Celebrity Musicians Playing on Subways

U2 cancelled its previously planned residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon after frontman Bono suffered a debilitating bicycle accident last year, however the band came back in a big way for several sketches on an episode last week. One ...

Two Steps From Hell Bring Action Film Business to Billboard 200 with 'Battlecry'

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 ...

Amy Winehouse Documentary Clip: Nick Schmansky Reveals Hesitance to Be Songwriter

The upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary Amy has been quite the source of controversy in recent weeks, with the singer's father Mitch Winehouse decrying the Asif Kapaida directed film as misleading, but the promotion continues on. Today (May 8), fans ...

B.B. King's Family Clashes with Manager Over Control of Legend's Affairs

B.B. King's continued health issues have opened the door to a more uncomfortable series of event's in the blues legend's life regarding his family's struggles with longtime manager Laverne Toney over control of the guitarist's care and property. ...

The Zac Brown Band, Josh Groban and Tyler Farr Top Albums Chart with New Releases

The Zac Brown Band and its new album 'Jekyll + Hyde' tops the Billboard album charts this week, as a trio of new records—including numbers from Josh Groban and Tyler Farr—also enter in the Top 3 places.

Travel Channel's 'Mysteries at the Museum' Investigates Carnegie Theft of Huberman's Strad

In one of our favorite episodes yet, The Travel Channel's docu-drama 'Mysteries at the Museum' recently featured the archive and research room at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. Via the episode entitled "Stolen Strad, Fall From ...

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