| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Pop & Hiss is premiering “Put My Baby to Bed,” a track from the forthcoming album “Let’s Fly a Kite” from L.A. singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell.
The indie folk-pop artist went to London to record the album and says “...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Orlando singer-songwriter Beth McKee started her musical career in New Orleans and embeds the creative DNA of that destination into the albums that she has recorded here in recent years.
That catalog includes "I’m That Way" (2009), a well-received...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:44 PM
New York's second-largest opera company appears to be on the brink of bankruptcy as an emergency fundraising effort is failing to meet its target, barring any last-minute miracle.
The New York City Opera was looking to raise $1 million through...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:30 PM
LONDON -- Tighter rules governing crowd-funding platforms have been drafted in the U.K., which could hit indie pic financing.
U.K. financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority has proposed a new regulatory regime for the platforms, which it...
| Oct 27, 2013
Jason Perkail of Baltimore and Dimitri Furman of Gaithersburg are audiophiles, former DJs with a passion for high fidelity. They never thought they'd be manufacturers.
But one led to the other. In the space of five whirlwind months, they designed a high-...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Crowdfunding may be going mainstream in Hollywood, but in India, it is very much the preserve of the independent sector.
Facebook and Twitter campaigns are some of the methods current Indian independent filmmakers use to raise rupees from their...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 2:17 PM
There's a dirty secret in the recycling world, Phil Tepfer says — there's not enough demand for those soda and shampoo bottles and yogurt cups that folks so carefully clean and sort.
Tepfer's business, in a small way, is trying to change that....
| Oct 15, 2013
UMBC grad Cook signs pro contract in Bosnia
Former UMBC guard Ryan Cook (St. Vincent Pallotti) has signed a professional contract with OKK Sloboda Tuzla in the Bosnian Liga I in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the school. Cook finished...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Chopin is free.
His freedom -- technically his music's freedom -- comes courtesy of composer Aaron Dunn’s Kickstarter campaign: Raise $75,000 to record the complete works of the 19th century Polish romantic composer and offer them on Dunn’...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:26 PM
When renowned tenor Plácido Domingo was still a relatively unknown singer from Spain, he made his Los Angeles-area debut at the Music Center in 1967 in a touring series by the New York City Opera. His local debut included performances in "Don Rodrigo,"...