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Album Review: Harry Styles Fights the Spotlight on His Debut Solo Album

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 21:00
The former One Direction standout has made an album designed to avoid comparisons to his past, his peers and to the rest of pop.

Review: 56 Years Presenting the Best of Young Artists

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 20:42
The Young Concert Artists organization ended its 56th season at Alice Tully Hall with a program of three concertos, with rising stars as soloists.

Aldous Harding’s Songs Won’t Be Pinned Down. Nor Will Her Voice.

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 20:20
This New Zealand singer’s sets often started with curious audiences and ended with rapt ones. Her first American release, “Party,” arrives on Friday.

Party Coverage: Scene City: Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez at Robin Hood Foundation’s Gala

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:25
The annual antipoverty benefit, held at the Javits Center, raised more than $54 million and drew 3,700 attendees.

Carry-On: What the D.J. Kaskade Can’t Travel Without

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:00
He is a fan of flip-flops, headphones and compression socks.

Review: Jazzmeia Horn, a Jazz Vocalist on the Rise, Steps Up to the Microphone at Dizzy’s

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 21:37
The 26-year-old singer performed songs from her new album, “A Social Call,” at a concert that showed off her distinctive tools.

Books of The Times: ‘Shake It Up’ Aims to Put Rock Writing in the Pantheon

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 21:36
This collection of rock criticism includes thoughts on hazing, lyrics, death and so much more.

Review: Decades Later, a Classic Concert Gets a Redo

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 21:00
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Schneider Concerts series brought back a vintage Luciano Berio work, and also presented three contemporary pieces.

Review: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Explores Issues Facing Its Members

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 20:25
“Silent Voices,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, used sung and spoken texts to examine race, gender, socioeconomic inequality and gentrification.

Logic Edges Out Chris Stapleton on Billboard Album Chart

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 18:39
Streaming totals gave the No. 1 spot to the rapper Logic for “Everybody,” although Mr. Stapleton sold more copies of “From a Room: Volume 1.”

Metropolitan Opera Attendance: Slightly Better, Still Bad

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 16:00
Grappling with declining subscriptions, the Met took in just 67 percent of its potential box-office capacity this season.

Review: U2 Revisits ‘The Joshua Tree’ in the Here and Now

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 13:51
The Irish band shakes a Seattle stadium with 30-year-old songs and a new one, opening a tour that shows the concerns of its 1987 album have persisted.

Album Review: On Niia’s Debut Album, ‘I,’ Soul That Melts and Trip-Hop That Oozes

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 21:27
This singer’s voice seeps into all the crevices and pockets of her album’s lush productions on songs of romantic angst and festering loneliness.

Review: Elgar’s ‘The Apostles’ Is Rescued From Being Overlooked

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 21:25
The conductor Leon Botstein champions a little-known Elgar oratorio in a stirring performance with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

A Portuguese Ballad Earns Country’s First Eurovision Victory

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 02:07
When accepting his award, Salvador Sobral said: “Music is not fireworks, music is feeling, so let’s try to really change this, and bring music back.”

Watch Renée Fleming Take Her Final Bow in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 22:30
In a moment broadcast live worldwide, the superstar soprano bid farewell to a signature role, closing a chapter in her storied career.

Spotify Said to Lean Toward Direct Listing on N.Y.S.E.

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 17:06
By eschewing a conventional initial public offering, Spotify would signal that it is not going public to raise additional money.

‘Night of 1,000 Stevies’

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 09:00
For 27 years, devotees of Stevie Nicks have been gathering to celebrate her style and music at “Night of 1,000 Stevies.” Step onstage for the culmination of the evening.

A Word With: Harry Styles Opens Up, Slightly, About Going Solo With a Rock Edge

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 23:45
The most breezily winning member of the British boy band One Direction on acting his age, respecting teenage girls and finding the good in the world.

PWR BTTM: A Punk Band in the Glare

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 21:27
The band puts a defiant and glammy spin on punk, bringing issues of sexual identity into rock. But upon the release of a new album, it faces growing controversy.