Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Conductor Lorin Maazel, whose prodigious career included seven years at the helm of the New York Philharmonic, died Sunday at his home in northern Virginia. He was 84.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, who shared an Oscar for Bernardo Bertolucci's “The Last Emperor” score, has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has canceled his upcoming performances to focus on his health.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
For all of Beyonce and Jay Z's up-tempo joint hits — the irresistible and catchy “Crazy In Love,” the swagger anthem “Upgrade U” and the beat-driven “Drunk In Love” — it was the performers' emotional solo material that made their presence as a collaborative duo strong and resilient during their On the Run tour.
Monday, July 7, 2014
The piano now on display at a Taipei department store is no ordinary instrument — it was damaged, seemingly beyond repair, by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan before undergoing a nearly miraculous repair.
R&B singer Tevin Campbell, who thrilled fans as a teenager when he asked “Can We Talk,” has performed for the first time at the Essence Festival as he seeks to re-ignite his career.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
The Roots worked as the house band for top-selling acts like Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran for its annual free concert Friday in Philadelphia celebrating Independence Day.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
A group of Latin musicians gave an historic concert at Yankee Stadium in the summer of 1973. About 40,000 fans danced to the beat of a genre that had a different flavor to the Sones, Guarachas and other Cuban rhythms of the era. It was called “salsa.”
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Taiwanese bands performed for the first time at the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom late last month, attracting large crowds, Taiwan's Ministry of Culture said Wednesday.
Banda music is the soundtrack of modern Mexico, with its thumping polka beat and trumpets blasting everywhere from rural fairs to working-class Mexico City weddings. And it's increasingly made in the USA.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Nicki Minaj told the crowd at the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards that she was close to death recently — an experience that has helped her be herself.