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Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott-Heron and Malcolm Cecil Reflect on How They Created Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Music and politics are often at an impasse. It's arguable the affect music can have as a force behind political motion--and how music can ultimately effect change on a large scale.

Norwegian Trumpeter Arve Henriksen Releases 'Cosmic Creation,' the Follow-Up to 'Chron,' via Rune Grammofon

Arve Henriksen celebrates a new release this month with his Cosmic Creations album. The eight-song LP features the Norwegian trumpeter and multi-intrumentalist in his sibling record to Chron

Some 50 Years Later, Bob Dylan's 'Tarantula' Resurfaces...Chaos and All

"Please leave the politics out and just read the damn thing for yourself." -- Ian Holubiak

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.

Just Like Babs Did: Late Marvin Hamlisch to be Fêted with Jack Everly and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The late Marvin Hamlisch will be paid tribute this month by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Maestro Jack Everly in Maryland. Jack Everly will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at ...

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 ...

Lee Ranaldo Orchestrates Sandy-Inspired 'Hurricane Transcriptions' for Australian Premiere with Ensemble Offspring

While the impact Hurricane Sandy had on the east coast lingers on, Americans west of Pennsylvania (and certainly down in Australia) may still have a hard time contextualizing the carnage.

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 ...

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