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Bob Dylan Will Receive His Nobel Prize While on Tour in Sweden

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:53
The singer and songwriter, who did not attend the Nobel ceremony in December, is to meet with Academy members with no media present this weekend.

Pursuits: Accordions, Étouffée and Nonstop Dancing in a Zydeco Capital

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:52
In Breaux Bridge and Lafayette, La., music is the magnet — the Festival International de Louisiane is scheduled for April. Boudin is on the menu too.

A Pair of Classic Rock Events Will Bring Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles to the Coasts

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 06:02
The lineup for the two sets of concerts, planned in July, also includes the Doobie Brothers, Journey, Steely Dan and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Pharrell Williams’s Life to Become a Movie Musical, ‘Atlantis’

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:17
Fox has signed on to produce the film, inspired by elements of Mr. Williams’s childhood in Virginia Beach, and Michael Mayer will direct.

Tony Conrad Was Such a Good Minimalist, He Was Almost Forgotten

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 22:56
A new documentary explores the life and work of this musician and artist, who died last year. He wanted to dissolve musical hierarchies.

Drake Changed Hip-Hop’s Sound. Can He Change the Business?

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:40
His release isn’t an album or a mixtape, but a playlist — a move that could position him to shift the music industry once again. A panel discussion, on Popcast.

The Pianist Rafal Blechacz in Exciting, if Blaring, Form

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:53
This fast-rising Polish artist played Bach, Beethoven and Chopin splendidly at the 92nd Street Y.

Drake Breaks His Own Records With ‘More Life’ and Earns Another No. 1

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:19
This rapper’s new release, a 22-track playlist, is his seventh consecutive chart-topper. It racked up 385 million song plays in its debut week.

John Lydon, Angry Older Man, Reflects on Life as an Angry Young Man

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:55
In a new book, “Mr. Rotten’s Songbook,” the Public Image Ltd. and Sex Pistols frontman, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, collects the lyrics to every song he’s ever written.

My Favorite Page: Conducting an Eerie, Political ‘Gospel’

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:56
The conductor David Robertson describes a favorite passage from John Adams’s Passion oratorio, which he will lead on Friday at Carnegie Hall.

Review: An American Composers Orchestra Concert Pays a Bracing Tribute

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:28
A concert dedicated to one of the ensemble’s founders, Francis Thorne, who died on March 7, introduced three works and offered a Steve Reich masterpiece.

The Photographs of Don Hunstein

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 22:52
As a staff photographer for Columbia Records, Mr. Hunstein shot Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday and many others.

Don Hunstein, Who Photographed Great Musicians, Dies at 88

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 22:44
As a staff photographer for Columbia Records, Mr. Hunstein shot Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and many others.

That Decisive Moment: A Met Opera Star is Born: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:05
Gritty electronics, a Baroque hoedown and a burly Texan roar were among the highlights.

Playlist: The Playlist: Kendrick Lamar Backs Up His Boasts

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:23
Hear 10 notable new tracks, from a 1959 Thelonious Monk recording to Gorillaz's collaboration with Popcaan to a song off Chuck Berry's final album.

John Mayer Has More to Say: The Outtakes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:39
The singer and guitarist on his controversial interviews, playing with Dead & Company and dancing in his coming music video.

Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis Prize John Lewis, and Each Other

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:08
The pianist and trumpeter talk about their work on the new album “The Music of John Lewis,” their New Orleans roots and their musical forefathers.

Classical Music in NYC This Week

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:40
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:27
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.

Review: A Soprano’s Sudden Solo Act

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:04
Miah Persson, on her own after a baritone partner fell ill, explored life and love in a thoughtful recital at Zankel Hall.