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  • 'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival

    'Cats,' 'Porgy,' Gaga in PBS fall festival
    This fall, PBS will keep Friday nights hopping with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Nathan Lane, Michael Feinstein, Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd," "Porgy and Bess" and "Cats." The PBS Arts Fall Festival will offer 11 weekly...
  • 'Allentown' helps Billy Joel get Library of Congress songwriting award

    Billy Joel is being honored by the Library of Congress, and it's referencing his song "Allentown" in bestowing the award. Joel is the newest recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington...
  • Retired CSO violist William Schoen dead at 94

    Retired CSO violist William Schoen dead at 94
    William Schoen had the resume of a life lived in music: 31 years as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's assistant principal violist and assistant principal emeritus, decades performing in the Chicago Arts Quartet and, before that, the Claremont String...
  • Lady Gaga looks for raves at Staples Center

    Lady Gaga looks for raves at Staples Center
    Lady Gaga needed to get Staples Center to start dancing on Monday night. "For all of you who don’t know about 'Artpop'," she said, alluding to her most recent album and its lumbering tour title, "ArtRave: The Artpop Ball," "grab a glowstick or get...
  • Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans

    Steppenwolf more than a band to these veterans
    In 1969, John Kay was on a ride with Steppenwolf. And so was Don Clark. Kay's ride was one that much of America shared vicariously. When Dennis Hopper's seminal biker movie "Easy Rider" hit theaters, it sported Steppenwolf's hit "Born to Be Wild" on the...
  • Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and country's twang heard around the world

    Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and country's twang heard around the world
    Country musician Brad Paisley's first tour of the United Kingdom in 2000 didn't leave him much to write home to West Virginia about. Paisley and the other acts on the tour flew commercial airlines and saw their precious band gear stashed into the jet'...
  • 'Les Miserables' to be performed at Hyde Cultural Center

    The Hard Auditorium stage in Pomfret was full of actors and actresses on July 17 when musical director Bob Sloat cued them up for a song. Characters in ragged pants and dresses raised their glasses to innkeepers Thenardier and Madame Thernadier in the...
  • Review: Pitchfork's best acts are growing into their stardom

    Review: Pitchfork's best acts are growing into their stardom
    It was an idyllic weekend in Union Park, and when Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum held the stage by himself with just an acoustic guitar, it got even better. He sang of “secret songs that you keep wrapped in boxes so tight, sounding only at...
  • Carnival is rockin' the boat with shipboard concerts

    Carnival is rockin' the boat with shipboard concerts
    The cluster of fans crowding the stage on the Carnival Ecstasy didn't exactly constitute a mosh pit well-behaved, with no body slamming, just clapping, shoulder-shimmying and a little restrained fist-pumping when Olivia-Newton John broke into "Physical."...
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, an L.A. band, stare at 'Hypnotic Eye'

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, an L.A. band, stare at 'Hypnotic Eye'
    Before easing into a conversation about his new album with the Heartbreakers, "Hypnotic Eye," the longtime Malibu beach-dweller Tom Petty has a score to settle. It's in response to an old Times survey of Los Angeles' most enduring rock bands....
  • Universal Music Group taps YouTube talent with new record label

    Universal Music Group taps YouTube talent with new record label
    Universal Music Group is looking to the world's most popular online video site for its new stars. The music giant has partnered with TV producer Brian Robbins and music entrepreneurs Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind to form a new record label focused...