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  • Donna Summer dead at 63; more than just a disco diva

    Donna Summer dead at 63; more than just a disco diva
    Donna Summer was typecast as the disco-era “bad girl,” the diva who was too salty and sexual for some radio stations to play in the ‘70s. But she was also a musical revolutionary, a versatile singer who created a radical new template for...
  • Willis Earl Beal makes music out of loneliness

    Willis Earl Beal makes music out of loneliness
    Willis Earl Beal wandered through most of his 28 years on the planet without a steady job or much direction until his loneliness become so consuming that he began to sing. Now he finds himself as a labelmate of Radiohead, M.I.A. and Adele. His debut album...
  • After 40 years, Bill Payne performs under his own name

    After 40 years, Bill Payne performs under his own name
    Little Feat's Bill Payne had done just about everything a piano-playing rock 'n' roller (with a side order of Erik Satie and Bill Evans) can do over the last 40 years, except perform a concert under his own name — until last year. At age 63, Payne...
  • Van Hunt turns major-label rejection into musical triumph

    Van Hunt turns major-label rejection into musical triumph
    Van Hunt, who is back with a terrific new album that he will showcase Friday at Schubas, is trying to be philosophical about one of the worst periods of his life. In 2008, the acclaimed, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was preparing to release his...
  • Copyright director, congressman put onus on private sector to solve digital crisis

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Don't hold your breath waiting for an overhaul of U.S. copyright law to reflect the massiveĀ  changes the Internet has ignited in the way consumers access music. In a keynote speech delivered Monday at the Future of Music Summit, U.S....
  • Miguel connects with the soul of R&B

    Miguel connects with the soul of R&B
    Ask Miguel about the prevailing emotion he felt in the weeks before the release of his second studio album, “Kaleidoscope Dream” (RCA), and he’ll tell you straight up: “Nervous. I was nervous as hell, man. To tell you the truth,...
  • Future of Music Summit: More chaos ahead for artists

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At the intersection where Capitol Hill policy, technological innovation and musical creativity meet, tensions spilled over at the two-day Future of Music Summit while government officials washed their hands of the mounting chaos....
  • Album review: Rihanna, 'Unapologetic'

    Album review: Rihanna, 'Unapologetic'
    2.5 stars (out of 4) In celebrity annals, few things are more attention-grabbing – or degrading – than working out an abusive relationship in public. On Rihanna’s seventh studio album, “Unapologetic” (Def Jam), the singer...
  • MCA show explores destruction and how it relates to creation

    MCA show explores destruction and how it relates to creation
    It's not every day you get invited to witness a museum destroy a work of art. And not just any work of art — a nearly 60-year-old piece from the Japanese master Saburo Murakami. In fact, because Murakami died in 1996, the Museum of Contemporary...
  • A festive summer for classical music lovers

    A festive summer for classical music lovers
    It's that time of year again, time to check out some of the more artistically enterprising U.S. summer classical music festivals. Whether it's a world premiere, an unusual opera, an orchestral or chamber rarity, or a gifted young artist seeking exposure...
  • Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run

    Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run
    He may not have composed more than 1,100 musical works, nor has he fathered 20 children. Otherwise, Richard Webster has much in common with Johann Sebastian Bach. Like the German Baroque master, Webster is an active church musician, choral conductor,...