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Priced Out of Classical Music? Try Concerts for $8.33
Peoples’ Symphony Concerts quietly offers Carnegie Hall-quality artists for less than a Manhattan movie ticket. Or even a large popcorn.
He just blew me away, and I started lobbying to try to get him, Mr. Salomon said, recalling stalking Mr. Padmore in 2016, when the tenor received the vocalist of the year award from Musical America. And after five years of bugging him, we finally got him. Mr… [+1545 chars]
Michael Cooper
2019-10-18 23:36:32




How Isaac Hayes Changed Soul Music
Fifty years ago, Hayes released one of the most extravagantly beautiful musical manifestos of the modern era, “Hot Buttered Soul,” which changed not only the sound of soul but also its scale.
In the Hot Buttered Soul era, Isaac Hayes said his gold-chain suit was a form of air-conditioning that helped him stay cool in the spotlight. Photograph by Anthony Barboza / Getty Isaac Hayess legacy remains elusive. Even now, over a decade after the singer… [+8233 chars]
Emily Lordi
2019-10-01 14:00:00




Videogame tunes hit BBC Radio 3 with Jessica Curry's Sound Of Gaming later this month
Congratulations, videogames. You’re high culture now. Jessica Curry, the composer behind Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, is bringing gaming to BBC Radio 3 with Sound Of Gaming, entering indie bops and orchestral jams into the station’s very-q…
Congratulations, videogames. You’re high culture now. Jessica Curry, the composer behind Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, is bringing gaming to BBC Radio 3 with Sound Of Gaming, entering indie bops and orchestral jams into the station’s very-q… [+1719 chars]
Natalie Clayton
2019-10-09 12:12:37




First Look at 'Sycamore,' Google's Quantum Computer
Between the mountainous and coastal vistas of Goleta, California, sits an unassuming office on the side of a building next to the freeway. It could belong to any Southern California company; workers sit in gray cubicles beneath fluorescent lights, and there’s…
Between the mountainous and coastal vistas of Goleta, California, sits an unassuming office on the side of a building next to the freeway. It could belong to any Southern California company; workers sit in gray cubicles beneath fluorescent lights, and theres … [+6164 chars]
Ryan F. Mandelbaum
2019-10-23 23:15:00




Looted ancient Egyptian coffin returned to Egypt
An ancient gilded coffin once featured in an exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt, after having been determined to be a looted antiquity. D.A. Vance: The Gold Coffin of Nedjemankh dates back somewhere between 150 and…
An ancient gilded coffin once featured in an exhibition at New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt, after having been determined to be a looted antiquity. D.A. Vance: The Gold Coffin of Nedjemankh dates back somewhere between 150 and… [+3826 chars]
Xeni Jardin
2019-09-25 21:18:03




The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Is a Nostalgia Trip Worth the Price
'The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' is a Nintendo Switch nostalgia trip worth the cost of admission.
I awoke on a foreign shore after a terrible storm. My sword and shield — constant companions through countless adventures — were gone, and I was in a strange house with a man who looked oddly like Mario. His red-haired daughter told me I was on Koholint Islan… [+4167 chars]
Matthew Gault
2019-09-30 17:32:43




These $69 wireless over-ear headphones have better Bluetooth range and battery life than many that are triple the price — they also sound great
Over-ear headphones can often be unnecessarily pricey, as can earbuds, even without the best sound quality. Inexpensive wireless headphones with Bluetooth can be found, however. Soul's new Ultra Wireless ($69) over-ear headphones came out this month, and we'v…
With sleek silver and light leather, Soul's Ultras don't look half bad, either. Owen Burke/Business Insider I've been testing Soul's new Ultra Wireless over-ear headphones, which came out at the first of this month, for a month straight, and for headphones … [+3671 chars]
Owen Burke
2019-10-11 15:43:34




Brandpie rebrands the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a new generation of classical music fans
The brand consultancy looks to focus on classical music’s power to invigorate and refresh in an increasingly stressful time.
Brand consultancy Brandpie has launched a brand refresh for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), modernising the orchestras appeal through a new logo, updated typography, enhanced layout applications and a fresh colour palette. The rebrand for the orches… [+1290 chars]
Alif Ibrahim
2019-10-02 10:30:00




Which mid-sized Echo device should you get? All-new Echo or Echo Plus?
All-new Echo Standard-bearer gets better $100 at Amazon Pros Plush styling like Echo Plus Much improved sound architecture Now available in twilight blue Cons Sits in weird middle ground of Echo lineup No smart display or LED clock functionality Even though i…
Even though it may not look like a major update, Amazon significantly improved the speakers in this standard Echo and made the design a little less stark with a more plush fabric and new twilight blue colorway. $100 at Amazon Pros
  • Plush styling lik… [+5261 chars]
    Jeramy Johnson
    2019-09-27 11:00:03




Chicago’s Growth and Leadership Brings It to the Forefront of Tech
Chicago has always been known as my kind of town, and that kind of inclusive thinking is precisely why it has taken on a new persona in recent years. A trip down the Chicago river highlights the city’s rich history. Colorful, familiar names like Wrigley, Sear…
Chicago has always been known as my kind of town, and that kind of inclusive thinking is precisely why it has taken on a new persona in recent years. A trip down the Chicago river highlights the citys rich history. Colorful, familiar names like Wrigley, Sears… [+7908 chars]
Deanna Ritchie
2019-09-23 17:00:20




Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for LACO by Brandpie
“Chamber of Secrets” Established in 1968, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is, as its name most evidently implies, a chamber orchestra based in Los Angeles, CA. A "preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary …
Established in 1968, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is, as its name most evidently implies, a chamber orchestra based in Los Angeles, CA. A “preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers”, LACO perf… [+3468 chars]
UnderConsideration
2019-10-03 10:07:57




Music for the Soul
A festival will celebrate the country’s treasure trove of musical traditions through baithaks, performances, discussions and films.
The Shillong Chamber Choir With a career that began years before the Partition, singer Asha Bhosle has rendered the most hummable hits for decades. Be it Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko (Yaadon Ki Baaraat), Aao huzoor tumko (Kismat) or In aankhon ki masti ke … [+3163 chars]
Pallavi Chattopadhyay
2019-10-02 19:55:37




SCALPING’s “Ruptured” Will Utterly Destroy You
A single toe-dip into the sonic world of SCALPING will prove the extent to which the moniker of the experimental British group suits their sound. It is music primed to rip off your skull, in the best way possible. Bridging the worlds of hard techno, punk, and…
A single toe-dip into the sonic world of SCALPING will prove the extent to which the moniker of the experimental British group suits their sound. It is music primed to rip off your skull, in the best way possible. Bridging the worlds of hard techno, punk, and… [+518 chars]
Jake Indiana
2019-10-07 13:26:32




Playing the Tin Sandwich: A Primer on the Harmonica
Editor’s note: This is a guest article from professional harmonica player Connor Frontera. In the Old West, a smart cowboy was never without his gun, if he had any sense about him. If he found himself in the wilderness, it was pretty rare you’d find him witho…
Editor’s note: This is a guest article from professional harmonica player Connor Frontera.  In the Old West, a smart cowboy was never without his gun, if he had any sense about him. If he found himself in the wilderness, it was pretty rare you’d find him wit… [+13527 chars]
Guest Contributor
2019-10-17 16:58:26




James Turrell’s Roden Crater: What We Know About the Visionary’s Upcoming Masterpiece
Kanye West’s Jesus Is King movie is hitting theaters October 25 and is set to be an inevitable spectacle for Yeezus devotees. But even for those who’ve grown tired of Kanye in the last several years – whether that’s due to his Donald Trump cosigns or his burg…
Kanye Wests Jesus Is King movie is hitting theaters October 25 and is set to be an inevitable spectacle for Yeezus devotees. But even for those who’ve grown tired of Kanye in the last several years  whether that’s due to his Donald Trump cosigns or his burgeo… [+5634 chars]
Ian Servantes
2019-10-23 10:41:23




Hear a Radio Opera Narrated by Kurt Vonnegut, Based on His Adaptation of Igor Stravinsky’s 1918 L’Histoire du Soldat
Dave Soldier with Kurt Vonnegut by Dave Soldier, Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Auldon Clark In the legend of Robert Johnson, American bluesman, a deal with the devil brings instant musical genius, and a brief and troubled life in near obscurity. A two-hundred-year-…
In the legend of Robert Johnson, American bluesman, a deal with the devil brings instant musical genius, and a brief and troubled life in near obscurity. A two-hundred-year-old Russian folktale has similar events in the opposite order: a soldier hands over hi… [+3759 chars]
Josh Jones
2019-10-08 15:53:31




“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” by Joyce Carol Oates
Fiction by Joyce Carol Oates: “Is it the earth, the water, the air? Contaminates? Something is poisoning them.”
Audio: Joyce Carol Oates reads. This matter of the face mask, for instance. Well, just a half mask, a green gauze mask, of the kind that medical workers wear. Not a full-face maskthat would be ridiculous. Even before the floods, landslides, and firestorms … [+37627 chars]
Joyce Carol Oates
2019-10-07 09:00:00




Turning Over: Why page turners matter
The high-stress, low-reward world of the page turner.
Like elevators, page turners are only remarkable when things go awry. And go awry they do. Pianist Charles Owen recalled a 1998 recital in Scotland. The page turner, a little old lady, had forgotten her reading glasses. She exhorted Owen to do a very big nod … [+11325 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/vanmusik
2019-10-03 20:48:29




Telefon Tel Aviv: Dreams Are Not Enough
The electronic outfit’s exquisitely bleak new record, the first since bandmate Charlie Cooper passed away, often feels like the very stuff of music is being torn apart.
There was a time, not long ago, that Joshua Eustis doubted whether he would ever make another Telefon Tel Aviv record. Between 2001 and 2009, Eustis and his duo partner Charlie Cooper recorded three albums, establishing a singular fusion of maze-like circuitr… [+3788 chars]
Philip Sherburne
2019-10-01 05:00:00




North Platte businesses receive awards - knopnews2
Dozens of North Platte companies celebrate business and entrepreneurship Thursday night at The North Platte Area Chamber and Development Annual Meeting and Social as they closed out their 2019 fiscal year.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Dozens of North Platte companies celebrate business and entrepreneurship Thursday night at The North Platte Area Chamber and Development Annual Meeting and Social as they closed out their 2019 fiscal year. The evening opened with… [+1220 chars]
Holly Barraclough
2019-10-11 01:52:58
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