Basya Schechter, lead singer of Pharaoh's Daughter, draws on her ultra-Orthodox childhood to craft songs for the band.
Dance-oriented bounce music, a hip-hop variant unique to New Orleans, is tapped by hitmakers.
Young Palestinians gain self-esteem – and find a welcome precision – in a camp-based bagpipe band in southern Lebanon.
Broadway musicals that ground themselves in the songbook of a famous pop artist are energizing the Great White Way.
Heralded blues singer draws on a troubled childhood in foster homes to bring truth to her songs.
The L.A. Wagner festival showcases a host of modern interpretations inspired by the German composer's work.
Latin music influences – including salsa, merengue, and samba – are seeping into the concert hall as directors seek to broaden the appeal.
Have the most coveted music awards gone commercial? Domination by top 40 stars makes it look that way.
Beyoncé and Taylor Swift scoop up 18 nominations between them, but Whitney Houston is a surprising absence.
Even in this age of iTunes and Rock band video games, the supergroup has found an audience and an album hit.
Top shows in New York this fall, including plays by David Mamet, Enda Walsh, and newcomer Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Bill Frisell's creativity on full display, African jazz, Andy Sheppard's long-awaited solo project, and a stunning Art Pepper compilation.
With improved sonics and sparkling-clean tracks, the 14 albums offer a chance to experience the fab four's recorded legacy.
New CD releases highlight turning points in Caribbean, Middle Eastern, African, and NuYorican music.
Plays from the world's most revered stages are being beamed into multiplexes, bringing theater lovers a chance to see top-class productions at a modest price.
Venezuelan maestro Gustavo Dudamel brings new energy to classical music.
Merce, Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones, and some new faces bust out their moves for the festival circuit.
Day laborers in Los Angeles offer impromptu street theater between jobs.
Composer Joseph Bertolozzi has recorded sounds from the Mid-Hudson Bridge to create a new kind of symphony.