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.
A year of strong dramas, tragedies, and farce made for a tight race.
American-born folk singer Grace has tapped a noncynical streak in her French audience.
Band-jumping leads to some bright, sometimes unorthodox, pairings.
For the first time in the Middle East, prisoners stage a play and gain insight and respite from overcrowding and anger.
Entrepreneurial Russian changed the course of modern ballet with his inventive and talent-filled Ballets Russes.
Acoustics, vocalists, electronica, and a tribute to legendary Egyptian singer Om Kalsoum.
A Brooklyn band with a retro-pop sound, Phosphorescent's tribute to Willie Nelson, and Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' album rerecorded live at the Hollywood Bowl.
Lebanese rap artists take genre back to its socially conscious roots in a society deeply divided.
Despite Langerado's cancellation last week, festival organizers remain bullish.
Some big-name actors return to the stage and stir up the classics.
Guitar superstars, the next generation of Coltrane, Creeley's poetry in song, and more.
Venues for up-and-coming artists are disappearing as copyright licensing fees get stiffer, although some relief is in sight.
Roots music from the early 20th century is experiencing a mini-revival with a series of new CD releases.
This raw and rootsy soundtrack is period-perfect.