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Saturday, May 16, 2015
'The Thrill is Gone': B.B. King passes away at 89
B.B. King, with his ever-present guitar Lucille, rose from sharecropper poverty in deep Mississippi to become the face of the American blues worldwide and an inspiration for generations of rock guitarists everywhere.
Jazz keyboard giants Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock are set to captivate the local audience when they take to the stage at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on May 22.
Friday, May 15, 2015
'American Idol' crowns 14th season champion
Nick Fradiani is the latest winner of "American Idol."
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Joey Alexander's favorite things include the Avengers, SpongeBob and Thelonious Monk. He's a normal 11-year-old kid who just happens to be a jazz piano prodigy from Indonesia and has already impressed such jazz luminaries as Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Musicians from the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic failed to elect their next chief conductor Monday after more than 11 hours of suspense-filled secret voting and discussions but will try again "within a year."
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Taiwanese composer Ma Shui-long dies 75,  memorial to be staged
Prominent Taiwanese composer Ma Shui-long (馬水龍) has died at the age of 75 after a period of illness, Chew's Culture Foundation said Monday.
The American Music Program of Portland, Oregon, has won Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition after an emotional performance honoring its ailing director.
The Berlin Philharmonic's musicians are electing a new chief conductor and artistic director to succeed Simon Rattle, who will leave the orchestra in 2018.
Monday, May 11, 2015
French radio station has new role after Paris attacks
It's called "Beur FM" -- after a slang term for Arab people -- and has become the voice of France's Islamic community in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba in the upcoming week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the United States and the communist nation, but also healing for an acclaimed ensemble that was "almost destroyed" by a long and bitter labor dispute.
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