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  • History sings as Caitriona O'Leary reclaims 'The Wexford Carols'

    History sings as Caitriona O'Leary reclaims 'The Wexford Carols'
    For the vast majority of holiday albums that surface at this time of year, it often seems the biggest artistic choices involved are whether the featured artist sings "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or "Jingle Bells." Irish singer Caitríona...
  • Academy's Music Branch Still Wrestles With Rules Change

    Last year's much-talked-about disqualification of a song nominee prompted rule changes for the 2014 Oscars, but they remain controversial for some of the Academy's 240-member music branch. "Alone Yet Not Alone," from a little-seen, faith-based film,...
  • Royal Blood on their unique sound, bone-rattling songs and the Spice Girls

    Royal Blood on their unique sound, bone-rattling songs and the Spice Girls
    It’s a cliché, but it’s also true: There just aren’t a lot of great rock bands out there anymore. So it was nothing short of spectacular to see English duo Royal Blood absolutely destroy its Lolla slot in August, a sign of big things...
  • Interviewing Chris Isaak: 'Wicked Game' singer says Christmas concerts open up whole new world for him

    Interviewing Chris Isaak: 'Wicked Game' singer says Christmas concerts open up whole new world for him
    When you go to a performance by contemporary crooner Chris Isaak, you shouldn’t expect a typical concert. Isaak has performed in sequined and mirrored suits and played a song list that ranges from his 1990s hits “Somebody’s Crying&...
  • Former child prodigy joins youth orchestras for concert Sunday

    Former child prodigy joins youth orchestras for concert Sunday
    When the Lehigh Valley Junior String Philharmonic and the Young People's Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley present their 39th annual holiday concert Sunday at Miller Symphony Hall, they'll have a special guest as soloist. One could hardly find a better...
  • 'Give Me Everything' singer Ne-Yo gives back in a big way to kids

    'Give Me Everything' singer Ne-Yo gives back in a big way to kids
    R&B singer Ne-Yo handed out gifts to children at Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade’s Kendall location Dec. 9 and it’s a cause that hits very close to home for the 32-year-old artist who grew up in humble beginnings in Las Vegas. Ne-Yo himself...
  • Chris Isaak brings holiday show to Bethlehem with mechanical Santa and piano that bursts into flames

    Chris Isaak brings holiday show to  Bethlehem with mechanical Santa and piano that bursts into flames
    When you go to a performance by contemporary crooner Chris Isaak, you shouldn't expect a typical concert. Isaak has performed in sequined and mirrored suits and played a song list that ranges from his 1990s hits "Somebody's Crying" and "Baby Did a Bad...
  • Charli XCX marks the spot

    Charli XCX marks the spot
    Step one in a hit music career: Make songs that sound nice on the radio, as Charli XCX has done with Icona Pop's "I Love It," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and her own "Boom Clap," from "The Fault in Our Stars" soundtrack. Step two: Follow up with a fizzy album...
  • Mark Swed's best classical moments of 2014

    Mark Swed's best classical moments of 2014
    Half of this year's top 10 happened to involve early music. Don't ask why; it's probably just a coincidence. But we need perspective in our hyperactive culture, which maybe, down deep, is not changing as fast as Silicon Valley would like us to believe....
  • Randall Roberts' best pop albums of 2014

    Randall Roberts' best pop albums of 2014
    Here is Randall Robert’s look at the best of 2014 in pop music. Beck, "Morning Phase" (Capitol). A record that continues to blossom six months after its release, Beck Hansen's breathtaking 12th studio album is a rush of California guitar pop....
  • Then and now, L.A. women get things done in classical music

    Then and now, L.A. women get things done in classical music
    Comedian Jack Benny once introduced Dorothy Buffum Chandler and her husband, Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler, as Mr. and Mrs. Pavilion. This was very funny because the Times building has a Norman Chandler Pavilion and we all know about the...