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Kurt Elling, 'Passion World,' Concord Jazz (REVIEW)

Every single one of singer Kurt Elling's 10 previous albums has been nominated for a Grammy Award (he won in 2009). Now comes album #11, 'Passion World,' five years in the making, is a world music potpourri of intriguing images, melodies, sadness and ...

Keith Jarrett, 'Creation' and 'Barber/Bartok/Jarrett,' ECM Records (REVIEW)

For the first time in 19 years, ECM has released 2 Keith Jarrett CDs, a jazz project and a classical album. 'Creation' melds highlights of six solo piano performances into one seamless whole. 'Barber/Bartok/Jarrett' contains two concertos plus a ...

Kendrick Lamar Delivers a Solid Follow-Up To 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' With 'To Pimp A Butterfly' [ROUND-UP REVIEW]

The conscious lyricist offered up a snippet of the album's creative direction with the release of "i" and the rest of the album follows suit with more upbeat and thought provoking bars.

REVIEW: Bettye LaVette Brings Café Carlyle to Tears with Old Songs from New Album 'Worthy'

When you walk into Café Carlyle, it's clear that not just anyone can take the stage. It has to be SOMEBODY. Most recently, that somebody was the Great Lady of Soul, herself, Bettye LaVette.

REVIEW: Bulgarian Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Debuts Memorable Mimì in Middling 'La Bohème' at Metropolitan Opera

Recently, the Metropolitan Opera has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Be it pre-season labor disputes with the man Peter Gelb, opening night unrest care of Leon Klinghoffer and Rudy Guiliani or just a simple technical glitch during the ...

Killer Mike And El-P Are Relentless In Their Delivery On New Album ‘Run The Jewels 2′ [ROUND-UP REVIEW]

Last year, Killer Mike And El-P took fans by surprise with the release of their first collaborative effort. Now they're back, proving their chemistry wasn't a fluke. The highly anticipated album has been welcomed to much critical acclaim.

Jason Derulo Talk Dirty Tour Rocks NYC's Best Buy Theater [REVIEW/ VIDEO]: Singer Gives Reggae Rendition Of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me"

A New York inspired stage set covered in graffiti along with multi-leveled platforms and personal pull up bars was the perfect playground for superstar, Jason Derulo and his six background dancers to perform for two hours in New York City's Best Buy ...

REVIEW: Christopher Theofanidis’ ‘The Legend of the Northern Lights’ Is a Wild Ride Through Space and Time

Conductor Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra expertly navigated 'The Legend of the Northern Lights' on Saturday night, bringing a crystal clarity to even the most demanding passages. This outstanding new work by Christopher Theofanidis was ...

REVIEW: Irish Melodies Shine in James Galway’s Premiere of Irish Flute Concerto with Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia

The U.S. premiere of 'Linen and Lace,' a flute concerto by Bill Whelan, was an unusual and welcome event at Ravinia on Tuesday night. Whelan is best known as the composer of 'Riverdance,' the Irish music show that step-danced its way into music ...

REVIEW: Hasty Pudding Theatricals 166, 'Victorian Secrets,' @ Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse (3/15/14)

When one thinks of Harvard--Hasty Pudding Theatricals, specifically--one's mind is usually in Cambridge, Mass. Why shouldn't it be? HPT has roots there dating back to September 1, 1795. Yeah, it's the antepenultimate oldest club for nancy boy theater ...

REVIEW: Andy Karl Throws a Wicked Balboa (Book by Stallone, Bloody Alex Timbers Director) in New Broadway Musical, 'ROCKY'

Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising tale of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, ROCKY is a visceral and heart-stopping theatrical experience for everyone brave enough to follow their dream.

Review: Lea Michele gets other stars' scraps in 'Louder' from debut album [LISTEN]

After debuting two ballads from her debut album, it's about time "Glee" star Lea Michele turned things up. Today (Jan. 13), the Broadway star turned actress turned singer debuted "Louder" the third song from her debut pop album of the same name at ...

Review: Lily Allen drifts away from her problems on poppy new song 'Air Balloon' [LISTEN]

Lily Allen is continuing to gear up for her return to music. After dropping her patriarchy challenging single "Hard Out Here" in November, the British pop darling has now dropped a second track from her yet-to-be titled third studio album. Today ...

Review: Shakira, Rihanna collaborate on hoppy 'Can't Remember To Forget You' [LISTEN]

What do you get when you mix together one of Latin music's biggest female stars with R&B's reigning singing queen? The answer is: the Shakira/Rihanna collaboration "Can't Remember To Forget You." After only a week of officially waiting, the ...

Review: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull release familiar sounding 'Freak' [LISTEN]

They're at it again. After they're smash hit "I Like It," Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull have come together for a new song, fittingly titled "Freak."

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