| Mar 6, 2011
International fame just doesn't happen to many classical composers. But when it does, it can strike like a runaway train.
Consider Thomas Adès. Hailed in his 20s as the heir to Benjamin Britten and more recently by the New York Times as maybe "the most...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:28 PM
When Apple announces its new iCloud initiative on Monday, one prominent content provider won’t be part of the iHoopla.
In an interview at the D9 digital conference last week in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Disney CEO Bob Iger said his company...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:39 AM
• SEGA’s game division will be trimmed and restructured after an underperforming year. Specifically, SEGA of America will focus on its blue chip titles as underperforming and developing titles have been cancelled. [Joystiq]...
| Apr 6, 2012
It was the physical embodiment of rock's power and majesty — a wall of black, vinyl-clad cabinets, one atop the other, crowned with a rectangular box containing the innovative circuitry that revolutionized the music.
This was the famed Marshall...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 1:47 PM
“Gish” Deluxe Edition (EMI); 3.5 stars (out of 4)
“Siamese Dream” Deluxe Edition (EMI): 4 stars (out of 4)
Smashing Pumpkins’ debut, “Gish,” wasn’t the cool, everybody-has-to-hear-it album of 1991. It...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:45 PM
Here are the most notable box sets of the season in rock and pop:
Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions” (Capitol/EMI, $137): Review HERE.
Leonard Cohen, “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” (Columbia/Legacy, $170): How much...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Edgar Bronfman Jr., Warner Music Group's former chief executive and outgoing chairman, said his company would oppose the sale of EMI Group to Warner's two biggest rivals, saying the deals would reduce competition.
Bronfman himself had vied to buy EMI's...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:42 PM
For most of us, it's early to be thinking about the holidays, but not if you're a fan of Vince Gill or Amy Grant. The husband-and-wife team will play a "12 Days of Christmas" concert at Norfolk's Ted Constant Center on Thursday Dec. 8.
Tickets to the...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:22 PM
There's a new performance space in town, and judging by what's planned for the opening night, it's off to a good start.
The Soka Performing Arts Center has called upon the Pacific Symphony to take center stage at the center's grand opening at 8 p.m....
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:58 PM
BMG Rights Management has raised its hand as a potential buyer for Parlophone Records, a boutique record label in Britain whose artists include Coldplay, Chemical Brothers and Sigur Ros, according to a music executive familiar with the discussions.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Universal Music Group has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to sell off major assets in exchange for regulatory approval for its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music, the company said.
Because the deal would reduce the...