Juneteenth: 7 Events for Celebrating the Holiday in New York

As New York reopens, its cultural rhythms are creeping back in, with museums and music venues filling up and outdoor concerts popping up in parks. The city is emerging just in time for Juneteenth on Saturday. The holiday — a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth” — began on June 19, 1865. Almost two and a half years after President Lincoln’s […]

DaBaby, H.E.R. & More Set to Perform At 2021 BET Awards

Other artists set to perform on the show include Andra Day, DJ Khaled, Migos and Roddy Ricch. DaBaby, who has seven nominations for the 2021 BET Awards, putting him in a tie with Megan Thee Stallion for the lead, is set to perform on the show on June 27. BET announced 16 performers on Thursday (June 17), which it says […]

For a Composer, the Final Minutes Are Critical

Christopher Cerrone’s career got a huge boost right at its beginning: His opera “Invisible Cities,” inspired by Italo Calvino’s novel, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2014, when he was barely in his 30s. But despite its lucid grace and a compelling production — it was performed in a bustling train station for a wandering audience listening over […]

England’s delayed reopening is a blow to culture and nightlife.

The delay leaves “thousands of jobs hanging in the balance,” Julian Bird, chief executive of UK Theater, a trade body, said in a statement. A quarter of nighttime businesses cannot survive longer than a month without new government support, the Night Times Industries Association, which represents clubs and pubs, said in a news release. The biggest blow may be to […]

Latin Pride: David Alvarado Talks The Industry & Diversity

In honor of Pride Month, Alvarado opened up to Billboard about his career path being part of the LGBTQ+ community. Read the Q&A below. Billboard: How did the decision to come out impact your art? Alvarado: I’ve been fortunate to work in an industry that thrives from diversity and inclusion. My sexual orientation has never defined me, and I’ve been […]

New Americana, Halsey

By Halsey Listen to Halsey 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.

Renovating Its Hall, New York Philharmonic Plans a Roving Season

For any major music ensemble, planning a season of concerts as a pandemic stretches on is daunting. For the New York Philharmonic, there is an added challenge: The orchestra’s home, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, is in the midst of a $550 million renovation. That will leave the orchestra roving for the next year as it tries to recover […]

Megan Thee Stallion Claps Back at Ben Shapiro For ‘Thot Sh–t’ Criticism

He said viewers initially put the song and video on his radar because they believed Shapiro to be a target, going on to ridicule her moniker and joke about being “converted to Megan Thee Stallion’s brilliant world view” upon watching her video along with 8.5 million other YouTube viewers. Dissecting Megan’s music has become practice to Shapiro, who criticized her and Cardi […]

Can Streaming Pay? Musicians Are Pinning Fresh Hopes on Twitch.

BEING A SUCCESSFUL music livestreamer, however, is hard work. Travis and Allie of Aeseaes (pronounced “A.C.S.,” an abbreviation of their channel name: a_couple_streams) quit their office jobs five years ago to focus on Twitch. Unlike many who use it for behind-the-scenes glimpses of their creative process, Travis and Allie put on the equivalent of an intimate stage show, with mood […]

La bohème, Act IV: Che ora sia?, Rolando Villazón, Boaz Daniel, Stéphane Degout, Vitalij Kowaljow, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Bertrand De Billy

By Rolando Villazón, Boaz Daniel, Stéphane Degout, Vitalij Kowaljow, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Bertrand De Billy Listen to Rolando Villazón, Boaz Daniel, Stéphane Degout, Vitalij Kowaljow, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Bertrand De Billy 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 […]

Twenty One Pilots Announce 2021-2022 ‘Takeover Tour’ Dates

The tour will continue in London from June 21 to 25, 2022, with dates at the Camden Assembly, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, O2 Academy Brixton and The SSE Arena Wembley, as well as some not-yet-announced dates in Mexico City. Registration for first access to tickets for the tour in support of the band’s Scaled and Icy album is open now through […]