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  • Music streaming services unleash a torrent of digital playlists

     Music streaming services unleash a torrent of digital playlists
    It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
  • Variety's Artisans Party Celebrates 'Heart and Soul of the Industry'

    Although Variety's Artisans coverage, devoted to the art and business of Hollywood's below-the-liners, was officially unveiled in Tuesday's print edition, the ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Wednesday night at Penske Media's westside headquarters. It...
  • For Glen Hansard, opportunity knocks more than once

    For Glen Hansard, opportunity knocks more than once
    Glen Hansard's doubly blessed musical life will be doubly displayed Aug. 10 at two of Hollywood's most famous venues. The Irish singer-songwriter will be headlining at the Hollywood Bowl, backed by a lavish 13-piece folk-rock ensemble with strings and...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Aug. 3 First Sunday Arts Festival Event features crafts, artists, live music, street performers and sidewalk dining from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West and Calvert streets in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-741-3267. Summer...
  • Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days

    Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days
    The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
  • Robert deMaine's sobering journey to be L.A. Phil's principal cellist

    Robert deMaine's sobering journey to be L.A. Phil's principal cellist
    His new home was filled with moving boxes, and much of the furniture was still missing in action, but Robert deMaine had the air of someone who has finally settled down. "I apologize for the mess," the cellist said, while showing a reporter through...
  • Jenny Lewis not only has a new album, she has a new wine

    Jenny Lewis not only has a new album, she has a new wine
    It's hard to miss that songwriter and indie rocker Jenny Lewis just came out with her first album in six years, "The Voyager" — to rave reviews. She’s also got something else new, namely The Voyager wine, which will debut today exclusively...
  • Boyhood Parody Video: Kittens Grow Up Over 12 Weeks in #Cathood

    Every popular new movie needs its own puppy or kitten parody video, but independent films don't always get as much attention as blockbusters in the knockoff department. Variety deputy editor Pat Saperstein thought Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" was ripe...
  • Gavin DeGraw in a collaborative spirit

    Don't count Gavin DeGraw as one of the singer-songwriters who balks at co-writing with other artists. He dipped his toes into the co-writing water on his previous album, "Sweeter," collaborating on four songs. For his recently released album, "Make a...
  • 50 years and still moody

    Most music fans of a certain age know about the Moody Blues. But for those who don't, they are difficult to describe. "We've been called everything: psychedelic, acid, underground, alternative and silver rock," says drummer Graeme Edge in a phone call...
  • Is Norfolk ready for the Mad Decent Block Party?

    Is Norfolk ready for the Mad Decent Block Party?
     The Mad Decent Block Party is a big deal. It's all about electronic dance music, crowd surfing and a festive atmosphere.  Are we ready for it?  The Block Party, the high-octane road show created by the producer Diplo, makes its Hampton Roads debut at...