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Who Will Succeed the Departing Mariss Jansons at the Royal Concertgebouw?

Mariss Jansons is to leave the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, once dubbed by Gramophone as "the world's best orchestra". Who can follow him?

Tour Journals with Jimkata Frontman Evan Friedell

Welcome to Tour Journals, a Music Times segment where we ask some of our favorite up-and-coming bands to send us a dispatch from the road. This time around, we've asked Jimkata frontman Evan Friedell to keep a journal on tour with him.

The Column: Ralph Vaughn Williams' 'The Lark Ascending Wins' Again, But Why?

Here comes the unaskable question - what is it with The Lark Ascending? The Vaughan Williams work has again topped the Classic FM Hall of Fame poll. It might have been edged out by the Rach 2 for the last few years, but it is a

Welsh Soprano Superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE Engaged to Long-Time Secret Director Beau Andrew Levitas, Fans Had No Clue!

Opera superstar Katherine Jenkins has finally been made a real woman. In a posting on Daily Mail, Jenkins revealed that she is 'thrilled and surprised' after accepting the proposal from her beau, Andrew Levitas.

"I'm Doing Hedwig Up Here, ­Motherf–ker!" or Fan Gives Neil Patrick Harris the Fourth-Wall Broadway Blues

Now starring on Broadway in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' the 'How I Met Your Mother' actor had some words for an overexcited fan: "I love you, Neil!" Harris reportedly yelled back, "I'm doing something up here, ­motherf–ker!"

Pop Stars on Broadway: Hits and Misses with Ricky Martin, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nick Jonas, Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles, Etc.

Pop stars from Ricky Martin to Carly Rae Jepsen have ventured onto Broadway and West End stages, with mixed results.

Viral Vixens: German Quartet Salut Salon Dominate YouTube Channels with Deliciously Humorous, Idiosyncratic Performance

For a good time, call the new German quartet Salut Salon. The group of women, trending on the social mediascapes, infuse a refreshing new blend of music, acrobatics and, believe it or not, some slapstick humor.

Transgender Theater Star SHAKINA Takes Our Proust Questionnaire

The word shakina--lowercase--is a distinctly Hebraic one. Specifically, it refers to the feminine presence of the divine spirit. Washed in the blood of Jimmy Carter's Southern Baptist on my mother's side, myself, I'm wont to call it the most ...

Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell Talk Broadway Musical 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on ABC's Good Morning America

The stars and creative team behind the glam-rock musical's first Broadway production go behind the scenes into Hedwig's "wig room."

Rhapsody in College: Mystery of Hunter's 1897 Steinway Grand Owned by George and Rose Gershwin Unraveled via New York Times

A Steinway grand, a Model A, 6 feet 2 inches long, which carries the serial number 87592, making it the 87,592nd piano since the company began--making pianos in the family kitchen. The item in question: an 1897 Steinway donated by Rose Gershwin.

Last Kind Words: Elvie Thomas and Geeshie Wiley Unearthed via New York Times, "Motherless Child Blues" Revived

In the spring of 1930, in a damp and dimly lit studio, on a Wisconsin village off Lake Michigan, Thomas and Wiley recorded a session of songs that for over half a century had been named masterpieces of pre-war Americana.

Transgender Violinist and Singer Tona Brown Takes Classicalite's Proust Questionnaire

I first read about Tona Brown, one of the Beltway's best singing violinists, in my colleague Tim Smith's pitch perfect profile in the May 22, 2011 early edition of the Baltimore Sun. To wit, I've been following Miss Brown's career--performer, ...

National Jazz Poetry Month: 'Lambda Literary Review' Excerpts James Baldwin's 'Jimmy's Blues' in Celebration

If you haven't already heard (and since we reported on it, you should have), April is not only Jazz Appreciation's also National Poetry Month. And to celebrate, the good people at The Lambda Literary Review are clearly excited to share an ...

Baritone Sir Thomas Allen Takes on Scottish Opera, At Least for Now

Sir Thomas Allen has been named "music adviser" to Scottish Opera. The company has been music directorless since the abrupt resignation of its then-new music director Emmauel Joel-Hornak.

Laura Wright Takes to London Marathon Leaving Little to the Imagination, Plans to Sing 'Jerusalem' Mid-Sprint

Laura Wright has made the brave decision to run the London Marathon on Sunday in, well, hardly anything--stopping halfway through to sing "Jerusalem" on Tower Bridge.

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