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Happy new year! The Metropolitan Opera rang in 2019 with a boffo “Adriana Lecouvreur,” featuring a love triangle of Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili and Piotr Beczala with enough sizzle to lead some critics to warm to the not-always-respected work. More on that in a second. I was more than 4,000 miles away, celebrating in Vienna […]

Music is a regular fixture in my daily life. I listen to music to keep me motivated while I exercise, to relax and distract me when I travel, and for a quick creativity boost when I’m writing. My family—especially my kids—have music playing around the house all the time. I also use relaxing music to unwind before […]

CREDIT: ANL/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Nancy Wilson, one of the most revered jazz singers of the 20th century, has died at age 81, her manager told the Associated Press. The singer passed away at her home in Pioneertown, a small California community north of Palm Springs, after a long illness, according to manager Devra Hall. Wilson’s three Grammy awards spanned […]

                What an honor to have Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams (#1 Billboard hit “Kind of A Drag”) supporting Power of Positive Music Movement! #PoPMM Carl Giammarese began his music career as a founding member of The Buckinghams, as lead guitarist and vocalist, in 1965. The Buckinghams were an important part of […]

YouTube  today is launching lower-cost subscription plans for students who want to enjoy an ad-free version of YouTube or its music streaming service, YouTube Music. The new plans are the first significant changes to YouTube’s music subscription program since its launch last year. At that time, YouTube had also rebranded its ad-free YouTube Red subscription as YouTube Premium. […]

This month Mariah Carey released “Caution,” her 15th studio album, and one of her most relaxed in years. She deploys less flamboyant vocal approaches, and works with producers from a wide range of perspectives, including Nineteen85, Blood Orange, DJ Mustard and Skrillex. The Carey of this album is in transition, a far cry from the […]

Hugh Jackman has announced a live tour that will see him perform songs from hit musicals in arenas across the world. The tour, titled The Man. The Music. The Show., will see Jackman perform four dates in the UK in spring 2019, as well as eight further dates across Europe and 22 in North America, closing […]

Every year on June 21, cities and towns all over France celebrate the Fete de la Musique. Amateur and professional musicians invade areas designated for the fete. It is a magical day that galvanises community spirit and showcases both the extraordinary and very ordinary musical talents that live behind closed doors in every city, suburb and […]

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University. The link between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and music dates […]

BOB DYLAN has been producing and displaying visual art for the last decade. It is a somewhat puzzling endeavour, given that it has never met much acclaim (but has attracted controversy, as critics thought some paintings resembled famous photographs). Is it not enough for Mr Dylan to be one of the best singer-songwriters in history, […]

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