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She’s Rising From the Depths of Soviet Music History
Interest is building in Galina Ustvolskaya, the reclusive Russian composer born 100 years ago whose nickname was “the lady with the hammer.”
She was even chagrined when Shostakovich claimed her as a kind of muse: It is not you who are under my influence, he once wrote to her. It is I who am under yours. She strongly disagreed. He burdened and killed my best feelings, she wrote. The back-and-fort… [+2225 chars]
Gabrielle Cornish
2019-10-01 17:18:56




How the world got hooked on the sneaky allure of 'Peaky Blinders'
I’ve never met anyone who likes Peaky Blinders. I don’t mean that they dislike it; I mean everyone I’ve ever talked to about the BBC period drama has either never even heard the name, or is obsessed with it. For whatever reason, there is no middle ground when…
Ive never met anyone who likes Peaky Blinders. I dont mean that they dislike it; I mean everyone Ive ever talked to about the BBC period drama has either never even heard the name, or is obsessed with it.  For whatever reason, there is no middle ground when… [+7772 chars]
Proma Khosla
2019-10-04 09:00:00




Jessye Norman, Grammy-winning star of opera, dies at 74
Norman was one of the rare black singers to reach fame in the opera world.
Image copyrightReutersImage caption Norman was one of the rare black singers to reach fame in the opera world US opera singer Jessye Norman, one of the most renowned sopranos of the 20th Century, has died at the age of 74. A native of August, Georgia, Nor… [+1732 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-10-01 00:15:21




15 things everyone should see and do in Prague, according to someone who lived there
From impressive architecture to iconic cafes, the city of Prague has plenty to offer. History buffs should make time to visit Wenceslas Square and St. Vitus Cathedral. Travelers looking to experience the best of Prague's nightlife should visit Lucerna Music B…
For about $13, you can tour the historic Municipal House, an early 20th century Art Nouveau building that was decorated by artists such as Alfonse Mucha and Jan Preisler. The tour will take you throughout the well-preserved halls of the Municipal House and… [+363 chars]
Marilyn La Jeunesse
2019-09-25 14:50:00




23 Revolutionary Pictures That Defined Music History
"They knew that Jim would take an amazing photograph of them — and not just of them as these huge heroes on stage, but also the quiet moments after the concert was over." View Entire Post ›
Introducing the BuzzFeed News newsletter JPG this weekly newsletter will feature the most powerful images from around the internet, as well as behind-the-scenes exclusives from renowned photographers and our hard-hitting photo stories. Few photographers have… [+5550 chars]
Gabriel H. Sanchez
2019-09-25 20:37:49




The Books Briefing: The Revolution Will Be Written About
“Show me what democracy looks like.” Your weekly guide to the best in books
As mass pro-democracy demonstrations continue to rock Hong Kong, and student-led strikes around the world call for action against climate change, the variety of works in this Books Briefing can lend insight into the many forms protest has taken over the decad… [+4492 chars]
Rosa Inocencio Smith
2019-10-11 15:00:00




Metropolis Remixed: Fritz Lang’s German Expressionist Sci-Fi Classic Gets Fully Colorized and Dubbed
Those of us who grew up with late-night cable television will have a few memories of happening upon old movies that didn't look quite right. Usually drawn from the 1940s or 50s, and sometimes from the depths of genres like science-fiction and horror, these pi…
Those of us who grew up with late-night cable television will have a few memories of happening upon old movies that didn't look quite right. Usually drawn from the 1940s or 50s, and sometimes from the depths of genres like science-fiction and horror, these pi… [+2803 chars]
Colin Marshall
2019-10-02 14:00:06




#MumbaiMirrored: Striking a chord
A Gwalior gharana exponent on how Mumbai became a hub for cultural performances and an epicentre of Hindustani classical music.
By Amarendra DhaneshwarA Gwalior gharana exponent on how Mumbai became a hub for cultural performances and an epicentre of Hindustani classical music .What would have happened if Noor Jahan had not migrated to Pakistan and continued to stay in Bombay? This w… [+10347 chars]
Mumbai Mirror
2019-09-25 03:45:29




Frieze London: Jonah Freeman + Justin Lowe’s COLONY SOUND Exhibition
Diving into a fictional saga throughout an 11-room experience Stepping inside of Marlborough Gallery during Frieze London is a jarring otherworldly adventure. Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have created an 11-room immersive installation (on now through 19 Octo…
Diving into a fictional saga throughout an 11-room experience Stepping inside of Marlborough Gallery during Frieze London is a jarring otherworldly adventure. Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have created an 11-room immersive installation (on now through 19 Octo… [+2766 chars]
Katie Olsen
2019-10-04 20:58:19




36 Hours in Boone, N.C. (and Environs)
A lively Appalachian college town, a genteel resort spot and stops along the Blue Ridge Parkway offer a colorful fall weekend of music, crafts, beer and majestic views.
Asheville, N. C. with its lively arts district, locavore food movement and over-the-top, Gilded Age mansion attracts hordes of leaf peepers as soon as the temperatures start to drop. But a two-hour drive up the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the less-visi… [+2159 chars]
Paige McClanahan
2019-10-03 09:00:22




Angélique Kidjo Explains Celia Cruz's Rhythmic Singing Style
Cruz, known as the "Queen of Salsa," always carried her African roots into her music. Watch Angélique Kidjo explain what Cruz's music means to her and demonstrate her unique way of singing.
The eight women we chose to honor in this season of Turning the Tables were skilled singers, writers, instrumental innovators and musical pioneers. But often in the stories of these women's lives and legacies, their musical skills are obscured by a focus on p… [+711 chars]

2019-09-18 14:00:17




ASCAP/Virgil Thomson Awards for Music Writing Honor Top Critics, Authors
ASCAP and the Virgil Thomson Foundation have issues their annual awards in the fields of music writing, with the honors going to such works as a prominent Rolling Stone critic’s liner notes for a boxed set by the Band, a biography of Dexter Gordon by the jazz…
ASCAP and the Virgil Thomson Foundation have issues their annual awards in the fields of music writing, with the honors going to such works as a prominent Rolling Stone critic’s liner notes for a boxed set by the Band, a biography of Dexter Gordon by the jazz… [+2418 chars]
chrislwillman
2019-10-12 00:12:21




Someone stole Brendan Fraser’s leather jacket and other tales from this Airheads oral history
The 1994 film Airheads—a comedy about rock trio The Lone Rangers, who take a radio station hostage—is one of those movies that barely made a blip at the box office, but has gained plenty of traction in the years since. So if you’re a latter-day Airheads fan w…
The 1994 film Airheadsa comedy about rock trio The Lone Rangers, who take a radio station hostageis one of those movies that barely made a blip at the box office, but has gained plenty of traction in the years since. So if youre a latter-day Airheads fan who … [+1818 chars]
Gwen Ihnat on News, shared by Gwen Ihnat to The A.V. Club
2019-10-14 18:09:00




King Crimson’s ’21st Century Schizoid Man’: Inside Prog’s Big Bang
How the band's scathing 1969 antiwar epic raised the bar for rock composition — and helped launch an entire musical movement
In this first installment of our two-part deep dive into the history and influence of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man,” the band’s co-founders look back on the writing of the iconic song, and contemporaries recount its initial impact onstage and on … [+28722 chars]
Hank Shteamer
2019-10-01 16:00:02




‘Diversity Hire’ Workplace Comedy Produced By Felicia D. Henderson Gets Fox Put Pilot Commitment
In a competitive situation, Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Diversity Hire, a provocative single-camera workplace comedy from the Empire duo of Cameron Johnson and Felicia D. Henderson, producer Darryl Taja (The Perfect Guy) and Empire studio 20th Cen…
In a competitive situation, Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Diversity Hire, a provocative single-camera workplace comedy from the Empire duo of Cameron Johnson and Felicia D. Henderson, producer Darryl Taja (The Perfect Guy) and Empire studio 20th Cen… [+2297 chars]
Nellie Andreeva
2019-10-09 17:30:45




Nicole Ari Parker To Star In Family Music Drama ‘Opus’ From Felicia D. Henderson In the Works At Fox
With Empire coming to an end, Fox is looking to keep co-star Nicole Ari Parker in the fold with a new series. The network has given a script commitment with penalty to Opus, a one-hour family music drama starring and executive produced by Empire‘s Parker, fro…
With Empire coming to an end, Fox is looking to keep co-star Nicole Ari Parker in the fold with a new series. The network has given a script commitment with penalty to Opus, a one-hour family music drama starring and executive produced by Empire‘s Parker, fro… [+1453 chars]
Nellie Andreeva
2019-10-03 17:00:52




The Many Contradictions of Thomas Edison
His greatest invention wasn’t the light bulb or the phonograph or the moving picture—or anything tangible. It was a way of thinking about technology.
Thomas Alva Edison listened with his teeth. The inventor of the phonograph was completely deaf in one ear and could barely hear in the other, the result of a mysterious affliction in his childhood. To appreciate a delicate tune emanating from a music player o… [+14329 chars]
Derek Thompson
2019-10-13 17:00:00




Gita is a $3,250 personal cargo robot that follows you around
Vespa maker Piaggio has officially launched Gita, a $3,250 personal cargo robot that follows you around with all your stuff.
Fantastical future visions from the early 20th century foresaw a time where silver jumpsuits, flying cars, and robotic assistants would be commonplace across society. Fast-forward 100 years or so, and while glitzy one-piece garments aren’t really showing sign… [+7165 chars]
Paul Sawers
2019-10-15 13:01:10




The 15 best films of the 2010s
What will we remember about the cinema of the 2010s, when we look back at it years from now? Some of the answers seem obvious: Marvel and the rise of the cinematic universe, the Hollywood horror renaissance, the push for more diversity onscreen. Perhaps there…
What will we remember about the cinema of the 2010s, when we look back at it years from now? Some of the answers seem obvious: Marvel and the rise of the cinematic universe, the Hollywood horror renaissance, the push for more diversity onscreen. Perhaps ther… [+14553 chars]
Angie Han
2019-10-14 09:30:00




A journey through Sussex to England's former capital city in a future British classic
Overseas visitors – especially from the US or Canada where ‘ancient’ often means early 20th century – are often astonished at the tangible richness of Britain’s history.
Leaving on the fast, twisting A272 west, the Topaz Blue Vauxhall Grandland X comes into its own. The three-cylinder 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine producing 128 hp is a lot of fun and revving it becomes slightly addictive; it emits a pleasing, slightly dissona… [+1994 chars]
David Williams
2019-10-06 07:00:00
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