Blue Note’s Steven Bensusan on Hosting Robert Glasper

[Robert Glasper] was my first call. I said, Look, we can’t think of anybody better to open. He has a history of bringing in a lot of special guests and he’s the future of jazz. We said we need to confirm shows in the next two weeks to get everything on sale and booking shows at 60 seats was not easy. […]

A Requiem, Derailed by the Pandemic, Arrives When It’s Needed Most

You’ve probably heard a story like this before. Courtney Bryan’s Requiem was set to premiere with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in late March 2020. In a time of incalculable loss, her music became part of another kind of casualty: the sounds that vanished from stages around the world. Like many premieres originally planned for the past year, Bryan’s Requiem, written […]

Britney Spears’ Explosive Court Hearing Generated 1M Tweets

More than 1 million tweets about Britney Spears were shared on Twitter’s platform in 24 hours, say reps for the social media giant. Also, over 500,000 messages were posted using the #FreeBritney hashtag, and upwards of 150,000 tweets used #BritneySpeaks. The United States, Brazil and Argentina were the territories generating the most tweets about Brit, according to Twitter. Among the […]

Mariah Carey Urges Britney Spears to ‘Stay Strong’ on Twitter

As Britney Spears made an anguished speech in court about the control exerted over her life for years, fans, observers and fellow pop stars responded with shock to the details that trickled out from the hearing in Los Angeles, sending messages of support and solidarity. In the hearing, Ms. Spears said she believed that the conservatorship — a legal arrangement […]

Seventeen Perform ‘Ready to Love’ on ‘Kimmel’

“Ready to Love” is lifted from Your Choice, Seventeen’s eight mini-album. The boy band has big ambitions. “The goal is to be on Billboard’s charts. We want to top the Billboard charts,” they said of Your Choice during a press conference last Friday, streamed from the Intercontinental hotel in Seoul, South Korea. The outfit also demonstrated the boisterous reaction they’d […]

You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

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Eyes Wide Open, Sabrina Carpenter

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What We Know About Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Hearing

Here’s what you need to know: People protested in support of Britney Spears outside the courthouse.Credit…Allison Zaucha for The New York Times In a striking development after more than a decade of public silence regarding the court-approved conservatorship that oversees her life, Britney Spears gave a passionate speech before a Los Angeles probate judge on Wednesday, sharply criticizing her father, […]

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Blink-182 singer and bassist Mark Hoppus shared Wednesday (June 23) that he has cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy for the last three months. The 49-year-old musician opened up on social media about the diagnosis and how he’s remaining “hopeful and positive” for a cancer-free future while he still goes through the next few months of treatment. “For the past three […]

Britney Spears: ‘I Just Want My Life Back’

In a striking development after more than a decade of public silence regarding the court-approved conservatorship that oversees her life, Britney Spears gave a passionate speech before a Los Angeles probate judge on Wednesday, sharply criticizing her father, as her parents and their lawyers listened on. “I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized,” Ms. Spears said, […]

Vespro della Beata Vergine: Domine ad adiuvandum a 6, Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia & Roberto Gabbiani

By Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia & Roberto Gabbiani Listen to Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia & Roberto Gabbiani on Apple Music. Listen to over 70 million songs, ad-free with zero commercials. Plus, get unlimited downloads to your library, and listen anywhere […]

Elysian Brewery Celebrates Live Music With Beer Rebate

Once beer and music lovers buy their tickets and six-pack of beer, they can head to the website here and upload their receipts to get the rebate. Elysian Space Dust IPA and Contact Haze Hazy IPA is available to purchase at a number of retailers, including delivery with Saucey here or Drizly here.  Since being founded in 1996 amid the Seattle grunge era, […]

South African Opera Star Says She Was Mistreated by French Police

The South African soprano Pretty Yende expected her visit this week to France, where she is starring in a production of Bellini’s “La Sonnambula,” to be relatively uneventful. But when she arrived at Paris’s main airport on Monday, Yende was taken aback. The French authorities told her she did not have the proper documents to enter the country. They took […]