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Meredith Monk and her music pay a brief visit

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Astell & Kern’s music player supercharges headphone sound

If you crave uber clarity you’ve come to the right place: the Astell Kern Kann will take your music to the next level. The company has dominated the high-quality portable music player market for years, and when you hold the Kann in your hands you’ll start to understand why. Measuring a tidy 1 by 2.8 […]

Music companies plan parties for Grammy week

The music world is about to descend on Gotham for The 60th annual Grammy Awards, but not everybody is in the party spirit. Industry hands are pooh-poohing the location of the event — Madison Square Garden — along with the frigid temperatures and the sprawl of New York City, as opposed to fire-ravaged, mudslide suffering […]

The London Sinfonietta, a Contemporary Music Trailblazer, Turns 50

As things turned out, that first concert in 1968 gave little sense of the direction the Sinfonietta would eventually pursue, but it had impact: The main item being the auspicious premiere of a raucously anarchic oratorio by John Tavener called “The Whale.” “I’d been at school with Tavener,” Mr. Snowman said, “and knew about this […]

Palm Beacher turns electronic music sensation

To the images of gold caramel dripping lusciously over signature Hershey’s chocolate bites, Palm Beach native Tommy Leas’ electronic beats bop. Leas, 22, of PLSTY (pronounced please and thank you), has had global success as of late — including the Hershey’s commercial, which aired in 2016 — as an up-and-coming electronic dance music disc jockey. […]

Will.I.Am Calls Out Sexism in Music Industry: ‘Who’s That Lady’ Would Be ‘Who’s That Bitch’ Today

Will.i.am is well aware of sexism in the music industry. “Music is probably… it does a really good job at diminishing the power of a woman,” the musician said. “And that’s really sad. Especially hip-hop, rock — sex, drugs, and rock and roll. A woman is a resource in that sentence. It’s sad.” Will.i.am appeared […]

Why I cannot stand music snobs

For a brief period in my teens in 2006 I thought all my school friends were morons. They would read Twilight, watch High School Musical and listen to Taylor Swift. I thought this was so mainstream and basic of them. Meanwhile you see, I was really cool. I only watched arthouse movies, I listened to […]

Dolly Parton Recognized For Two World Records In Country Music

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: All right, right now we are going to give it up for Dolly Parton. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: That is because yesterday the Guinness World Records recognized her as the female artist with the most hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts. She has 106 – 106. MCEVERS: But wait; there is […]

Classical music review: SPCO packed for West Coast tour with solid performances – TwinCities.com

If you’re ever named ambassador to a foreign country, be prepared to present your credentials. It’s a diplomatic tradition that goes back centuries, visiting a country’s leader at the first opportunity and introducing yourself. You could say that the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is spending late January and early February preparing to present its credentials […]

The Dead South going for 40M views with music video

The greater accessibility of video editing technology has been great boon for the bluegrass world. With a relatively inexpensive camera, and a modern computer, most any group or artist can put together a nice video to present their music to the huge online world. There are even apps to allow you to edit video live from […]