South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela says the protest songs of apartheid need a sequel and suggests how.
Justin Bieber tattoo: The pop singer has a new tattoo of Jesus’ name written in Hebrew. Beyond Justin Bieber, what do religious authorities say about tattoos?
Jackie Evancho and Greyson Chance are two young musical sensations who have converted their Youtube channels into marketable brands.
Once shunned, Roma musicians are signing record deals and becoming club sensations.
In honor of Record Store Day (which I imagine the GOP wants to get rid of), I've compiled my own fairly random list of top ten album covers. The criteria was simple: I'd hang it on my wall. . . if I hung record jackets on my wall. Enjoy!
Saturday is Record Store Day, an occasion to give thanks to the socially challenged luddites and misfits who are bravely and somewhat foolishly keeping the big 12-inchers alive and rotating from coast to coast! Huzzah! And Gabba Gabba Hey, y'all! I confess without shame that, many years ago as an art student, I spent most of my tuition money at one such hot, dusty vinyl den, Aron Records on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood, Calif. It was in Aron's burgeoning bins of advance DJ copies (50 cents each) that I discovered a young, wildly talented Elton John, stumbled upon the great Ry Cooder and the criminally underrated Little Feat, fell hard for Dusty Springfield, and built my voluminous Monk collection. And that was just my first semester. As you might imagine, I've unearthed a few treasures over the years at Aron, Rhino Records, and other favorite haunts. Here are five gems that you'll never see warping in the sun at a garage sale at my house.
Joe Morello, the drummer behind the early Dave Brubeck quartets, passed on this weekend. Morello's legacy was to inspire a generation of drummers.
After receiving Kennedy Center Honors, Bill T. Jones remembers his long career as a dancer and choreographer, and he discusses his future plans.
Tod Machover's futuristic opera, 'Death and the Powers,' features robots and puts technology in the leading role.
The PS22 Chorus brought their hearts and musical gifts to the Oscars Sunday night. Where did those fifth graders of the PS22 Chorus come from, and how did they get so famous?
Justin Bieber has never been one to shy away from controversy. But teen idol Justin Bieber has finally made good on threats to cut his hair.
Recently discovered jazz music recordings show improvisation in its heyday.
Esperanza Spalding won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist Sunday night in Los Angeles. Just a few years ago, Esperanza Spalding spent time in Boston - first as a student, then as a teacher at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music.
A Venezuelan poverty program brings its musical discipline to underprivileged youths in the United States.
Jazz legend Dave Brubeck roars into his 90th year like a young lion.
Shaquille O'Neal conducted the Boston Pops Monday night during one of the orchestra's annual holiday concerts. For a big man, Shaquille O'Neal shows a deft touch with the baton.
Boston Ballet's community outreach program, CityDance, gives a talented male athlete a life in the arts.
These top US ballet companies teach art and dance to urban youth.
The 30 years that have passed since John Lennon's death have done little to diminish him as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century. As a member of one of the most successful and influential songwriting teams of all time, he changed the face of popular music. Lennon was a mad experimenter, a avant-garde visionary who not only responded to the tenor of his day, but set it. He was also a master of wide appeal, able to temper his unorthodox impulses with approachability. Many of his innovations are now essential components of pop music. Here are six of his most influential songs:
Hershey Felder performs the one-man musical play "Maestro: the Art of Leonard Bernstein," a tribute to the multitalented icon of American music.