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Ever wonder what longhairs listen to when they let their hair down? Once upon a time, when conductors were regarded as remote intellectual titans, no one would have thought to ask. Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony, once described...
Madonna was queen of the world in 2012, at least as far as touring pop music performers, delivering the highest-grossing concert tour of the year and raking in nearly $300 million at the box office worldwide, according to Pollstar, the concert-industry...
Tags: Music, Michael Jackson, Entertainment, Madonna, Travel
Taylor Swift tops a year-end ranking of celebrity philanthropists tallied by DoSomething.org, an organization that rallies teens to get involved in social change. The 23-year-old pop-country singer and songwriter was cited on DoSomething’s “...
A nine-piece band replete with tuba, washboard, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet and guitar joyously pumped out early 20th century standards such as "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," Muddy Waters' deep blues and original tunes that would...
Tags: Music, Theater, Entertainment, Joss Stone, Adele (music artist)
The holidays are for spending time with family. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be your own. After all, brothers Steven and Jeff McDonald of L.A. rock institutions Redd Kross, who will headline a New Year’s Eve concert tonight...
As Sir Robin carols merrily to King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot, "In any great adventure, if you don't want to lose...you won't succeed on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." Eric Idle's cheeky lyric, which unfailingly generated knowing...
Tags: John Kander, Al Jolson, Entertainment, Charity, Dick van Dyke
The musical lineup for what surely is the most widely seen New Year’s Eve bash in the country, the annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” held in Times Square in New York City and telecast on ABC-TV, will again feature a raft of...
The jazz artist Dave Brubeck died Wednesday at 91, according to his manager, Russell Gloyd. He died of cardiac arrest one day short of his 92nd birthday in Norwalk, Conn. The pianist and arranger, born in Concord, Calif., was one of jazz's first pop...
Tags: Music, Jazz (genre), Dave Brubeck, Entertainment, Music Industry
Well, America, now you've done it. By eliminating Dez Duron last week, you’ve officially knocked Christina Aguilera out of competition on "The Voice," and I warned you, I WARNED you, that she would become insufferable if she had nothing else to do...
Tags: Music, Avril Lavigne, Entertainment, Rod Stewart, Ray LaMontagne
What follows are the favorite 10 albums of 2012 as chosen by Times pop music staffer Todd Martens: 1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam). No doubt this is Ocean's moment, what with his Grammy nominations and the romantic topicality of...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Brian King, Gaming, Manhattan (movie)
With more than 1 billion YouTube hits, "Gangnam Style" by the Korean singer Psy is the most popular music video of the year. It has been imitated, parodied and re-purposed by fans around the world. It has been remixed in many different musical styles,...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Ai Weiwei, Social Media, Opera (genre)
When the nominations for the 55th Grammys are unveiled Wednesday night from Nashville, expect to see plenty of new faces dotted among the usual stars and heritage acts. With some superstar artists having missed the Sept. 30 eligibility cut-off with...
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