| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Spring technically arrived on Thursday, but in New York winter is coming.
To promote the Season 4 launch of "Game of Thrones" on April 6, HBO has staged a takeover of New York City the likes of which have not been seen since the Siege of Storm's End....
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Employers have been talking for years about their challenges finding young employees who are ready for the workplace. They complain of high school and college graduates who lack problem-solving skills, can't work independently or don't function well on...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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A "Game of Thrones" mixtape. Let that sink in for a second.
Now. What would that sound like? War drums and pastoral lutes? Maybe some gutteral Gregorian chants? Music that sounds like Marcus Mumford&...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Most people segment their lives in broad categories: family, work, play.
Each category comprises many activities. In the play bucket, for example, there might be art, music, cinema or duck hunting.
But what if there were no categories? What if our...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The appealing essence of the titular Britpop band is explored in "Pulp," an artfully witty documentary that captures the "Common People" stars as they reunite for one final concert in their hometown of Sheffield, northern England, in December 2012....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Ask Dwele his favorite song from “Subject,” his 2003 debut album, and the soul singer will hem and haw a bit before narrowing the options to two.
The tone-setting “Truth” makes the cut because of its “feel good”...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:09 AM
When she decided to forgo the usual classical-music path, harpist Brandee Younger faced a tough road: what space was out there for the harp in the jazz world, let alone hip-hop and popular music?
Luckily, Younger, a Brooklyn-based musician, had a few...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Saint Millie is screwed.
OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
There's a very good reason Baltimore's incoming schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, worked so hard to restore music and art programs in the Milwaukee schools during his three-year tenure as superintendent there: Kids who learn to draw, dance, play an...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:28 PM
La Cañada High School was recently recognized by the National Assn. of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as one of 96 schools in the nation that set the bar for offering students access to a comprehensive music education program.
It was announced late...