Ethel Gabriel, a Rare Woman in the Record World, Dies at 99

Ethel Gabriel, who in more than 40 years at RCA Victor is thought to have produced thousands of records, many at a time when almost no women were doing that work at major labels, died on March 23 in Rochester, N.Y. She was 99. Her nephew, Ed Mauro, her closest living relative, confirmed her death. Ms. Gabriel began working at […]

Hip-Hop Fashion Architects Discuss Iconic 2001 Looks

Ambrose, who styled over 200 music videos, was Missy’s right-hand woman, costume designing for every major Missy Elliot production including “Get Ur Freak On,” “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “One Minute Man,” and “Lose Control.” She was a go-to designer for R&B/hip-hop heavyweights including Diddy, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey, and currently works as a creative director for […]

DMX’s Songs: Hear 10 Songs That Showed His Range

Earl Simmons, the gruff, evocative rapper from Yonkers, N.Y., better known as DMX, died on Friday at 50. He spent his final days on life support at White Plains Hospital in Westchester County after suffering a heart attack on April 2. DMX was one of the most recognizable M.C.s in the late 1990s and early 2000s, years when hardcore New […]

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore in C, K. 339: V. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Ps. 116/117), Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Cecilia Bartoli, Myung-Whun Chung, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia & Roberto Gabbiani

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2021 Cheyenne Frontier Days Lineup

Other acts slated to perform as part of the 2021 Frontier Nights lineup — which runs through Aug. 1 at Frontier park in Cheyenne, Wyoming — include: Ned Ledoux, Kaen Brown, Cody Johnson, Rhett Atkins, Ashley McBryde and Restless Road. “We are so glad to be sharing this lineup for 2021 tonight,” Contract Acts chairman Randy Krafft said in a […]

When Boston Ruled the Music World

When I moved to Massachusetts in the mid-1970s to start a doctorate at Boston University, there was a specific professor I wanted to study with: the formidable pianist Leonard Shure. But Shure was hardly the only renowned pedagogue in Boston. The city had at that point long been a hub of academic music, with distinguished programs at Harvard, Brandeis and […]