Around the World: Torna a Surriento, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Los Angeles Music Center Opera Chorus, Los Angeles Philharmonic & Zubin Mehta

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Is This Week’s Favorite New Music

Swift’s latest album includes re-recordings of the original Fearless songs, along with six never-before-released “From the Vault” songs, including collaborations with Keith Urban and Maren Morris. Swift announced her intention to re-record her first six albums — released between 2006 and 2017 by Big Machine Label Group — in 2019, following the acquisition of her master recordings by Scooter Braun. […]

Lineup Announced For 2021 Music From The Home Front Concert

After a successful debut in 2020, televised ANZAC Day concert Music From The Home Front will return in 2021 and its lineup is jam-packed with stellar local talent. Taking place on ANZAC Day eve, Saturday 24th April at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the 2021 lineup includes the likes of Amy Shark, Lime Cordiale, Tina Arena, Jerome Farah, Jimmy Barnes, […]

DMX’s Music Was a Profound Vessel for His Pain

From the release of his debut Def Jam single, “Get at Me Dog,” in 1998, DMX was an immediate titanic presence in hip-hop. Just as the genre was moving toward polished sheen, he preferred iron and concrete — rapping with a muscular throatiness that conveyed an excitable kind of mayhem. The staccato bursts on “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” — an early […]

Making Music Visible: Singing in Sign

On a recent afternoon in a brightly lit studio in Brooklyn, Mervin Primeaux-O’Bryant and Brandon Kazen-Maddox were filming a music video. They were recording a cover version of “Midnight Train to Georgia,” but the voices that filled the room were those of Gladys Knight and the Pips, who made the song a hit in the 1970s. And yet the two […]

When Boston Ruled the Music World

When I moved to Massachusetts in the mid-1970s to start a doctorate at Boston University, there was a specific professor I wanted to study with: the formidable pianist Leonard Shure. But Shure was hardly the only renowned pedagogue in Boston. The city had at that point long been a hub of academic music, with distinguished programs at Harvard, Brandeis and […]