James Levine will retire as the Metropolitan Opera's music director at the end of this season because of Parkinson's disease, ending a 40-year run that lifted the company to a golden era but became increasingly problematic as his health declined.
Taiwanese violinist Chen Yu-ting was named Wednesday as one of four competitors to make it through to the senior finals of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, which will take place in London on Saturdy.
He is after all rap's renaissance man.
Adele had the world's best-selling album last year, a global smash that helped music revenues record their first significant growth since the dawn of the digital age two decades ago.
Horrified by the suffering of the wave of refugees seeking shelter in Europe, the sitarist Anoushka Shankar has turned their plight into a musical journey.
Drake, who has become one of the most successful rappers of the moment even without full-fledged albums, has announced that his long-awaited "Views from the 6" will come out April 29.
Pop superstar Janet Jackson, who turns 50 next month, has promised to resume her world tour in 2017 after abruptly suspending all dates and saying she was starting a family.
Bruce Springsteen on Friday canceled a concert in North Carolina to protest a law that targets transgender people, vowing to fight against "those who continue to push us backwards."
Gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. called their success a lesson for youth as they entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, but the institution came under blistering criticism from fellow honoree Steve Miller.
Paul Simon, the folk star turned world music champion, plans a range of further experimentation including a collaboration with a flamenco band on his new album.