Seventeen’s ‘Your Choice’ Arrives at No. 1 on Top Album Sales

K-pop group Seventeen lands its first No. 1 on  Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, as the 13-member act’s latest effort, Your Choice: 8th Mini Album, opens atop the tally (dated July 3). It sold 20,500 copies in the U.S. in the week ending June 24, according to MRC Data — the act’s best sales week yet. Your Choice is the […]

Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Presenter of Socially Conscious Concerts, Dies at 84

Mimi Stern-Wolfe, a pianist and conductor who specialized in music programs with a social-justice or political theme, most notably an annual concert that featured music of composers lost to AIDS, died on June 21 at a care center in Manhattan. She was 84. Her daughter, Laura Wolfe, said the cause was complications of a series of strokes. In the late […]

La bohème, Act III: Sa dirmi, scusi, Anna Netrebko, Gerald Haeussler, Tiziano Bracci, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Bertrand De Billy

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Britney Spears Invited to Testify in Front of Congress

In March, Gaetz and GOP Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) wrote a letter to Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and requested he hold federal hearings about conservatorships to examine the system as a whole while taking a closer look at Spears’ case, which they described as the “most striking example.” Moved by the growing outcry from the #FreeBritney movement after the Framing Britney Spears documentary premiered […]

Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson Set for Central Park ‘Homecoming’

Bruce Springsteen! Jennifer Hudson! Paul Simon! Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced the first batch of headliners for the city’s planned “homecoming concert” in Central Park this summer, which is being booked with the 89-year-old music producer Clive Davis. During a video news conference, de Blasio confirmed that those three artists would be part of the show, which is […]

Vicky Cornell Shares Love Letter From Chris Cornell

In an interview, Vicky Cornell said that four years after her husband’s May 18, 2017 death in Detroit at age 52 she keeps his memory alive for their kids Toni and Christopher — Cornell has another daughter, Lily, from his first marriage — by keeping him “constantly” in the present. “We speak about him, we play his music, we share […]

The Conductor Transforming Period Performance

Think of the “period” or historically informed performance movement, and the mind probably turns to Monteverdi, Bach, Handel. The first advocates for performances on original instruments — post-World War II insurgents like Nikolaus Harnoncourt — concentrated their initial work on the Baroque and then Classical repertories, the music in which their findings were most audibly different compared with then-standard practices. […]

Pagliacci, Act 1: Vesti la giubba, Plácido Domingo, Los Angeles Music Center Opera Chorus, Los Angeles Philharmonic & Zubin Mehta

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Britney Spears Recording Spurs End of LA Courts Audio Program

When asked what is the court’s general policy is on taking action if a proceeding is recorded without permission, L.A. County Superior Court Communications Director Ann E. Donlan said only: “Parties who publish unauthorized recordings of court proceedings in violation of a court order are subject to sanctions and other potential liability pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section […]

Springsteen on Broadway: Showing Us How Many Lives We Contain

GREEN He reads much of the script — which is already a gloss on “Born to Run,” his 2016 autobiography — from quite visible monitors, yet he is surprisingly adept at the illusion you mention: He plays himself, or a series of selves, with great confidence and skill. When he said he doesn’t understand himself even after 40 years of […]

Wow., Post Malone

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Let Her Go, Jasmine Thompson

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Olivia Rodrigo, Courtney Love and the ‘Sour Prom’ Image

“People copy all the time, they call it homage, but sometimes the copy is just too blatant and it is quite annoying,” she wrote in an email. “I actually tried to sue once, but it is very complicated and in the end not worth it. Today social media is doing the job.” Mr. Walker, who photographed the “Sour Prom” image, […]