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Monday, January 6, 2014
Wojciech Kilar, a symphonic composer who gained fame writing film scores for “The Pianist” and “Bram Stoker's Dracula,” was hailed as a glorious figure in Polish and European music at his funeral on Saturday.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74
Singer Phil Everly of the famed Everly Brothers died Friday, his widow told The Los Angeles Times. He was 74. Everly passed away in the Californian city of Burbank due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Patti Everly told the newspaper.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
NASA officials say the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster “should never be trivialized” in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after the craft exploded on takeoff in 1986, killing all seven crewmembers.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Project helps mark final resting place of Blues' legends
Blues guitarist Tommy Bankhead rubbed shoulders with some of the genre's royalty, from Howlin' Wolf and Elmore James to Albert King and Sonny Boy Williamson.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Britney Spears helped usher dance music into the American pop mainstream with propulsive hit singles like “Toxic” and “Till the World Ends.” So it's only fair that Las Vegas EDM culture is now returning the favor.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Mississippi school puts blues curriculum to use
In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta's homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression.
Beyonce held onto the top spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for the second consecutive week as her new self-titled album sold 374,000 copies in the lead-up to Christmas, according to figures released Thursday from Nielsen SoundScan.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Classical music fans in Taiwan can look forward to a lineup of pieces by the Strauss family and other composers when the annual New Year's concert by the Vienna Philharmonic is broadcast live in Taiwan on Jan. 1.
Beyonce talks surprise album, success in NYC
Beyonce had her doubts minutes before her new album's surprise release, despite all the hard work she put in on the songs and videos.
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