The Salzburg Festival Opens in Search of Elusive Peace

SALZBURG, Austria — “What is peace?” a singer asks in Latin at the start of Klaus Huber’s “Quod Est Pax?” The orchestra responds with a wandering, spectral sound that underscores the question, as it is asked again and considered from different angles, until the instruments erupt in a disorderly mass as if to answer: Peace is not a pleasant tune. […]

Ed Sheeran and Dave Battle For U.K. Singles Chart Crown

The competition is Dave, who makes an almighty splash on the chart blast with three entries inside the Top 5. The London rapper’s collaboration with Stormzy, “Clash,” lifts 8-2 and is on track for a new peak. Close behind is “Verdansk” at No. 3, and “In The Fire” starts at No. 4, potentially taking the homegrown hip-hop artist’s career total […]

KSI, Ed Sheeran Rule U.K. Charts

All Over The Place goes one better than KSI’s 2020 debut Dissimulation, which peaked at No. 2. Also arriving in the Top 10 this week is Pop Smoke latest posthumous album Faith (Republic Records), new at No. 3. The late rapper has the highest new entry on this singles chart this week with Faith track “Deameanor” featuring Dua Lipa, new […]

BLACKPINK’s Lisa Shares Studio Photos Ahead of Solo Debut

BLACKPINK‘s Lisa is releasing solo music for the first time this summer, and this weekend, she offered a small glimpse into the making of what’s to come. Lisa posted a couple photos that appeared to be from the studio on her Instagram Stories on Sunday (July 25). In one picture, two people are seen huddled in front of a screen. […]

Olivia Rodrigo’s White House Visit: Go Behind the Scenes

“Olivia Rodrigo and I agree on a lot of things, from Dr. Fauci’s status as an ‘absolute legend,’ to the need for young people to get vaccinated. Take a look behind the scenes at Olivia’s day here at the White House,” @potus captioned the clip. The video begins with Rodrigo’s exciting first hello with President Biden and her enthusiastic walk […]

Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: III. Sequentia: Dies Irae, Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic & Wiener Singverein

By Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic & Wiener Singverein Listen to Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic & Wiener Singverein on Apple Music. Listen to over 70 million songs, ad-free with zero commercials. Plus, get unlimited downloads to your library, and listen anywhere without Wi-Fi or using data. There’s no commitment. You can cancel anytime.

After Two Decades in Music, Yola Expands Her Powers

Calculus is hard. Parallel parking is hard. Meeting and working with people who don’t look like you — that’s a breeze. “It’s. Not. Hard,” the singer and songwriter Yola emphasized during a recent call, clapping her hands in between each word. “I literally came from another continent, and remedied it in six months. Even my manager, from remotely in England, […]

Rolling Loud Festival 2021: Day Two Recap

Later, Scott trumped his altruism by promising fans new music. “I can’t wait to come back and perform new music for you guys,” he said. “I can’t wait to bring the new rage for you guys. I can’t wait to introduce you to a new formula. I f—ing love y’all so much.” Other highlights from Saturday’s bill included Young Thug, […]

Winter Wonderland, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic

By José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic Listen to José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Mercurio, Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen Children’s Choir & Vienna Philharmonic on Apple Music. Listen to over 70 million songs, ad-free with zero commercials. Plus, get unlimited downloads to your library, and listen anywhere without Wi-Fi or using […]

Britney Spears Shares Racy Photos Amid Conservatorship Battle

The sizzling pics caught the attention of several stars, including fellow singer Tinashe. “BRITNEYYYYYYYYYYY,” she wrote in the comments section. Paris Hilton also reacted with her famous catchphrase, “That’s hot.” Spears is currently in the midst of her ongoing conservatorship battle. In mid-July, she scored a major legal victory when Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ruled that she […]