The New York Philharmonic Is Coming. In a Shipping Container.

Late last summer, the august New York Philharmonic took a swerve toward scrappiness. With its theater closed by the pandemic, the orchestra rented a Ford F-250 pickup truck, wrapped it in red, white and black, and drove around the city over eight weekends for short, impromptu chamber events. The Philharmonic announced on Friday that it would be bringing the NY […]

Chloe Bailey’s ‘Be Careful’ Cover: Cardi B Reacts

Get ready to hit replay on Chloe Bailey’s (of Chloe x Halle) spellbinding cover of Cardi B‘s “Be Careful.” Bailey pours out her whole heart in her vocal take on Cardi B’s 2018 single, which she posted on social media on Saturday (May 1). “This is soo beautiful got me smiling from ear to ear and blushing maa hard …..You […]

Enjoy an Online Concert – The New York Times

While many cities across the country are increasingly opening up, the state of entertainment remains bifurcated. Socially distanced indoor shows have returned to live-music venues like City Winery in New York, and Austin’s Nutty Brown Amphitheater, while NY PopsUp is offering a series of indoor and outdoor performances at locations across New York State, leading up to the eventual reopening […]

Kentucky Derby: Tori Kelly Sings the National Anthem

Kelly’s fascinator was in a shade of lilac, complementing her cheery floral frock in purple and pink. This year’s event began airing at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday on NBC, available to stream on SlingTV, Hulu with Live TV and FuboTV. Watch Kelly sing the national anthem at the Kentucky Derby below. Visit this article & other news – www.billboard.com.

Billie Eilish’s Portrait of Power Abuse, and 11 More New Songs

Cozy, pristine, Laurel Canyon-style acoustic guitars accompany Billie Eilish as she whisper-sings “Try not to abuse your power.” Then she proceeds to sketch a creepy, controlling, exploitative and possibly illegal relationship. The quietly damning accusations pile up: “You said she thought she was your age/How dare you?” Meanwhile, in the video that she directed, an anaconda slowly tightens around her. […]

Angie Stone & More to Receive 2021 Black Music Honors

Stone will receive the soul music icon award; Ginuwine, the urban music icon award; Sapp, the gospel music icon award; and Lewis, the legends award. The National Museum of African American Music in Nashville will be honored with the Legacy Award. The museum, established in 2019, showcases the musical genres inspired, created or influenced by African Americans. Chicago-based television production […]