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Sajid Javid, New UK Culture Secretary, Controversial on Royal Opera House Ticket Touts

Well, that didn't take long! The new UK Culture Secretary hasn't even had the job for one week and already he's managed to alienate some notables in the arts world.

UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller Resigns, Industry Nervously Eyes Her Successor Sajid Javid

It's all change at the top of the UK arts scene as the government's Culture Secretary Maria Miller resigns after becoming embroiled in a scandal over her expenses (she was cleared of the major charges, but still has to pay several thousand pounds of ...

Stephen (Steven?) Colbert ,1983 Spoleto USA Opera Star, Invites Plácido Domingo to 'The Report'

If you can believe it (and you should) Stephen Colbert has something of an operatic past. In his youth, apparently, he was associated with the Spoleto festivals in Charleston, South Carolina.

Listening to the Bawdy Bellower Nerd: Amusing Anagrams of Famous Composers’ Names

Just for fun, we decided to test some anagram generators on the Web by typing in the names of our favorite composers. What hidden meanings might be lurking in these famous names?

Wish You Could Hear: Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' Track Gets a Violinist's Touch per an Immersion Re-Release, Nick Mason Claims Travesty

The slowed-down ballad track from the conceptual 'Dark Side' LP featured not just a 12-string acoustic juxtaposed with a riffing six, but a fully orchestrated band crooning to the departed Syd Barett and Waters' lonely feelings of isolation.

Sci-Fi Films Dominate the Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s “At the Movies” Series: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and ‘Metropolis’

Classic science fiction films like '2001: A Space Odyssey' are ideal candidates for the concert hall because many of them are more luxuriously paced than the often frenetic films being made today. And there are few loud special effects to drown out ...

Disney's 20 Years on Broadway: Lion King, Beauty and the Beast Winners; Tarzan, Little Mermaid Losers

As 'The Lion King' continues its reign over Broadway, Disney Theatricals keeps up the pace with an ongoing series of musical adaptations of its hit movies. Next up, look for 'Jungle Book' and 'Frozen.'

His Only Sunshine: B.B. King is Falling from the Throne, Catch Him Before He's Gone

There's something about B.B. King lately, nothing unlike an aging oldie possibly coming into their own senility.

Bass-Baritone John Shirley-Quirk, Legendary Britten Interpreter, Dead at 82

The English bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk, one of the greatest of his generation, has died aged 82. Although he arguably could have turned his burnished voice, full of vibrant energy (often tastefully restrained by its owner), to a wider

Fox Fortuna: Neil DeGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' Looks at Soundwaves with Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana'

Everyone's most beloved scientist (save for maybe Carl Sagan, himself), Neil DeGrasse Tyson hosts Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. And this week, he taught us how to see sound.

James Levine’s Younger Brother Tom: An Artist in His Own Right, with a Solo Show at the Washburn Gallery

Tom Levine, 68, is an artist who is only now achieving wider recognition for his work. The Washburn Gallery in New York is currently exhibiting Levine's new paintings, which represent a major turning point in his career.

CONTEST: Win a Copy of Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch's 'Winterreise' from Sony Classical #Winterrprize

Thanks to the good people at Sony Classical, all Classicalite Recording News readers are eligible to win a physical copy of Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch's 'Winterreise.' Just leave a comment below or, better yet, share this post on Facebook and ...

Google Hangout Colossus: Saxophone's Sonny Rollins Takes to a G-Chat Session on May 5 at Noon EST

Well, Sonny Rollins couldn't get much cooler. The frizzy-haired tenor saxophonist will drop a line at Google for an interesting Google Hangout Session.

Springtime for Richter: Brit Composer Max and Violinist Daniel Hope Recompose Vivaldi's Spring Allegro for New Season on DG

The new package, available April 29th, will include remixes, and an exclusive performance film featuring Max Richter and violinist Daniel Hope shot in East Berlin in late 2013. There will also be five newly-composed electronic soundscapes, dubbed ...

WATCH: Susan Stroman and Jeff Veazey Dance Alongside Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell in 'Begin the Beguine'

This week in the New Yorker, John Lahr profiles Susan Stroman. This time, for an adaptation of Bullets Over Broadway. Sadly, Veazey died form complications after contracting the AIDS virus at the age of 33.

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