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Popcast: Remembering the Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:46
The lead singer of the Irish rock band, who died at 46, wrote songs in the 1990s that deeply touched young women and Irish listeners while appealing to a worldwide audience.

Up Next: A Rap Video for a Biology Class Was His Demo Reel

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 20:00
Julien Turner, 20, is a budding filmmaker at Morehouse College, where he’s also a linebacker on the football team.

Classical Music in NYC This Week

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:52
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

That Decisive Moment: A New Gay Opera: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments of the Week on YouTube

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:30
Vivaldi, a rising cellist and Jonas Kaufmann were among the highlights.

Playlist: The Playlist: Previously Unreleased Hendrix, and 10 More New Songs

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:13
Hear the week's most notable new music from Tracey Thorn, the Chainsmokers, Brazilian Girls and more.

Review: Concertgebouw Orchestra Shows Off Its Legacy at Carnegie

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:25
Daniele Gatti, in his second season as music director, led the ensemble in works by Bruckner, Mahler, Wagner and Bruch.

A Long-Lost Score, Rebuilt With the Help of a Photo

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:22
“Trumpet,” its score lost for decades, has been reconstructed for the three-week festival “Julius Eastman: That Which Is Fundamental.”

Meet the New Generation Leading Berlin’s Classical Scene

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:06
Berlin may be the most musically active city on earth. It’s also at a moment of transition, with a fresh crop of artistic leaders.

Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:39
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.

Curran in San Francisco Gets Go-Go’s Musical Before Broadway

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:06
The Curran Theater in San Francisco will host “Head Over Heels” from April 10 to May 6 to start off the theater’s first full season after being renovated.

Review: Without Singing, the Moth Hits the High Notes in ‘The Echo Drift’

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:42
Stark, intricate and often exciting, the two-character chamber opera finds a prisoner tormented by the insect in her cell.

Album Review: Caitlyn Smith, a Hitmaking Nashville Songwriter, Sings Her Own on ‘Starfire’

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:26
After years writing songs for Lady Antebellum and Meghan Trainor, among others, the 31-year-old shows off her own striking voice on her major-label debut.

Can Philippe Jaroussky Help Fix Classical Music’s Diversity Problem?

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:49
The French countertenor hopes his music academy will attract a younger and more diverse crowd to the stage as well as to audiences.

Review: A Donizetti Revival at the Met Hints at More to Come

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:39
Bartlett Sher’s staging of “L’Elisir d’Amore” features Pretty Yende, who will take on an even more demanding role at the Met in April.

After 50 Years, Israel Philharmonic Names a New Conductor

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:28
Zubin Mehta, leaving after half a century, gives his baton to a 29-year-old Israeli conductor with a growing international career: Lahav Shani.

Review: A Jazzfest Marathon Where Voices Lead the Way to Resistance and Renewal

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:21
Vocalists delivered welcome surprises during the 100-plus-set NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon, from Claudia Acuña to Sara Serpa to Jazzmeia Horn.

Up Next: A Versace Model, Rapper and ASAP Mob Collaborator. And He’s Only 19.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:15
For Judah Lang, a multitalented performer who grew up in SoHo, creativity seems to run in the family.

Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus Wants You to Think About Whiteness (and to Dance)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:38
The indie-pop musician applied lessons learned while D.J.-ing and attending a workshop on race to her new album, “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.”

How Dolores O’Riordan Propelled the Cranberries

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:48
Dave Fanning, an Irish music journalist and one of the first to discover the Cranberries, talks about how Dolores O'Riordan found a place between grunge and Brit pop that catapulted the band to international stardom.

Edwin Hawkins, Known for the Hit ‘Oh Happy Day,’ Is Dead at 74

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:40
His catchy song of praise, recorded on a two-track machine and “never intended for commercial purposes,” became a Top 10 hit in 1970.