La bohème, Act I: “Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì”, Mirella Freni, Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic

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Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller’s Glorious Duets

On a snowy evening in January 2006, the trumpeter Roy Hargrove sped from Newark Airport to Merkin Hall, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, to play a rare duet concert with the esteemed pianist Mulgrew Miller. He got there just in time: There was no room for a rehearsal or even a proper soundcheck; they selected the set list […]

Charlamagne Tha God to Host Comedy Central Talk Show

The host has shared history with both Colbert, a fellow South Carolina native, and MTV Entertainment Group’s president and CEO Chris McCarthy, who’s producing the series in house. Charlamagne met Colbert in 2016, when he first appeared on Colbert’s CBS late night show, and he’s since been back six times. (In the small-world realm, Colbert’s brother was also a teacher […]

Asians Are Represented in Classical Music. But Are They Seen?

Battling Stereotypes Artists of Asian descent have long been the subject of racist tropes and slurs, dating back to at least the 1960s and ’70s, when musicians immigrated to the United States from Japan, Korea and other parts of East Asia to study and perform. A 1967 report in Time magazine, titled “Invasion From the Orient,” reflected the thinking of […]

CTS Eventim Expands Into Asia with Jason Miller

Asian touring markets just got more competitive. European promoter and ticketer CTS Eventim is expanding its reach with the new Eventim Live Asia, which will be headquartered out of Singapore with industry veteran Jason Miller as its CEO.   Miller previously led all touring activity for Live Nation Entertainment’s Asia and Middle East offices. He will run the division, which is focused on the rapidly growing markets in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam […]

Sleigh Ride, 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 […]

After 145 Years, Bayreuth Festival Has Its First Female Conductor

I was born during the Soviet period, when Russian and Soviet culture were imposed on us, but I like to read, and did my own research. I came across great names like Joseph Roth, Paul Celan and Stanislaw Lem, the Polish science- fiction writer who was born in Lviv. I also discovered that Leonard Bernstein’s parents were from Rovno, 100 […]

Jonas Brothers Murder Your Favorite Songs, Talk Touring

The Jonas Brothers can sing, they can move. And on Tuesday night, they proved they could act (a little). Nick, Joe and Kevin zoomed in to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a session of “Sing it like,” and we were all suckers for them. Fallon kicked things off by hitting Gotye’s Grammy-winning No. 1 hit “Somebody That I Used […]

Gil Wechsler, an Illuminating Fixture at the Met Opera, Dies at 79

Gil Wechsler, who with innovative lighting designs helped bring to life more than 100 productions at the Metropolitan Opera, translating the visions of some of opera’s best-known directors while also contributing to a more modern look for the Met’s stagings, died on July 9 at a memory-care facility in Warrington, Pa. He was 79. His husband, the artist Douglas Sardo, […]

Coheed and Cambria Return With Heavy ‘Shoulders’

Coheed and Cambria are back, and they’re heavy as ever. The New York progressive rock outfit returns with “Shoulders,” a flat-out rock number that marks their first studio release proper in almost three years. More bodyparts will be on the way. Frontman Claudio Sanchez has hinted at a 10th studio release later this year or next, the followup to 2018’s […]

One of China’s Biggest Stars, Kris Wu, Faces a #MeToo Storm

Several major luxury brands have severed ties with Kris Wu, a Chinese Canadian singer with a huge following, after an 18-year-old accused him of targeting and pressuring her and other young women for sex. The accusations, which Mr. Wu denied in multiple statements, have triggered widespread public outrage and thrown his career into tumult. At least 11 companies including Louis […]

Stormzy, Jorja Smith & More Nominated for 2021 GRM Daily Rated Awards

Grime icon Stormzy, rapper slowthai, R&B singer Jorja Smith and more have been nominated at the sixth annual GRM Daily Rated Awards in the U.K. The event — which honors the best in Britain’s rap and grime scene — will be livestreamed Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. BST via GRM’s YouTube channel. Nominations were announced Wednesday (July 21) in the U.K., with such artists as AJ Tracey, Headie One and Little Simz, leading the […]

Requiem: Sanctus, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Daniele Rossi & Roberto Gabbiani

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