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75 Years of Al Pacino: The 'Scarface' Actor and Music, from Madonna to Hip-Hop Culture

A big celebrity birthday today as Al Pacino turns 75 on April 26. Obviously the actor is known for many iconic roles in his Hollywood career—from Michael Corleone in The Godfather franchise, to iconic drug hustler Tony Montana in Scarface, to Satan ...

Eric Church, Amy Grant and...Richard Nixon? Nashville's Famous Venues and First Performers

Nashville didn't become known as "Music City" for no good reason: Apart from its role in the history of country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll, the city hosts a number of iconic venues for traveling performers and tourists to swing by when in town. ...

Classicalite Q&A with R.B. Schlather

For all the bogus boilerplate about how classical music is dead or even well-intentioned words regarding how she can stay breathing, precious few--performers, ensembles and institutions--are actually doing anything to change both conversation and ...

Frederica von Stade Uncovers Dark Family Secrets in 'A Coffin in Egypt,' to be Staged by Chicago Opera Theater

Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera 'A Coffin in Egypt,' written for legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, is coming to the Harris Theater in Chicago on April 25, 29 and May 1 and 3. Von Stade will reprise her tour-de-force portrayal of Myrtle Bledsoe, ...

Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Ozzy Osbourne and Other Sing to Mother Earth on Her Birthday

METoday is Earth Day and another big day is approaching as well—Mother's Day on May 10 (don't forget to call mom guys) so Music Times decided to bring both together and look up the music acts that have paid tribute to the most important mother of ...

Bernard Stollman, Founder of ESP-Disk Records, Dies at 85

Bernard Stollman, founder of the iconic NYC indie jazz record label, ESP-Disk, has died at age 85 after a prolonged battle with colon cancer that spread to his spine.

Julia Wolfe Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for 'Anthracite Fields' Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars

New York new music collective, Bang on a Can, has produced yet another Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: Julia Wolfe. The revered artist won for her composition, 'Anthracite Fields.'

4/20: The Beatles, Louis Armstrong and Fabolous: History's Most Notable Marijuana Arrests

Few industries have been as supportive of the 4/20 holiday as the music business, considering how often our performers (and fans) seem to enjoy the subtle joys of marijuana. If you were around for Record Store Day during 2013, you may have witnessed ...

Composer Rob Simonsen on 'Age of Adaline,' Working With Roland Emmerich and The Ambience That Connects Them All

Rob Simonsen has been one of the hottest names among composers you don't know by name...yet. He scored last year's acclaimed Foxcatcher, created the theme song for Apple's iPhone 5 campaign and was named by The Hollywood Reporter as among the "next" ...

Cameron Crowe's 23 Favorite Albums Revealed by Wikileaks: Beatles, Nirvana and Radiohead Included

The Sony hacks revealed many salacious e-mails and details about celebrities in the film and music world, however one bit of information is just as enticing without damaging anyone's reputation: an e-mail where director Cameron Crowe lists his 23 ...

Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' and More: 5 No. 1 Soundtracks and The Singles That Powered Them

This week's Billboard 200 featured the soundtrack to Furious 7 reaching no. 1 after four weeks on the charts. What's propelled the album to higher and higher sales every week? For one thing, the release of the film. More importantly however is the ...

MATA Festival Q&A Spotlight with Wang Lu

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe. The 2015 edition at The Kitchen continues in that very ...

Cassandra Wilson Reinterprets Billie Holiday Nicely on 'Coming Forth By Day'

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 ...

Michael Buble Instagrams Photo of Girl's Butt, Fans Call Him Out As "Disgusting" on Twitter

Michael Bublé has people singing out... but not in the way that he's used to. Earlier this week, the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" crooner posted a photo on Instagram of a woman's butt, and people are not happy about it.

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