Tunes Review: Barge Music’s Below and Now Wintertime Pageant

January 5th, 2014

Fourteen performers assembled on the old coffee barge below the Brooklyn Bridge for the duration of Thursday evening’s blizzard for Bargemusic’s Below and Now winter season pageant of up to date fare. With 14 items by 13 composers, the program felt considerably like a potluck supper the place the handful of tantalizingly completed dishes are concluded all way too quickly, leaving you to select at multiple versions of baked macaroni. The stage of execution was substantial. The pianist Steven Beck began the night off with a crystalline rendition of Pierre Boulez’s atmospheric “Une Webpage d’?ph?m?ride,” which explores the acoustic internal […]

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Declaring Farewell to a Rock Icon

January 5th, 2014

Arts – Songs and Dance By Natalia V. Osipova and Sofia Perpetua January 4th, 2014 Phil Everly, as half of the Everly Brothers, inspired the Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, Simon and Garfunkel and a lot of other individuals who recorded their music and experimented with to emulate their ringing vocal alchemy.

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Technophoria: Listen to Pandora, and It Listens Back

January 4th, 2014

Pandora, the Internet radio support, is actively playing a new tune. After several years of customizing playlists to specific listeners by analyzing factors of the tracks they like, then actively playing them tracks with similar traits, the firm has began information-mining users’ musical tastes for clues about the varieties of advertisements most very likely to have interaction them. “It’s becoming very clear to us that the world of taking part in the excellent tunes to people and the world of enjoying best advertising to them are strikingly comparable,” suggests Eric Bieschke, Pandora’s chief scientist. Take into account somebody who’s in […]

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Phil Everly, 50 percent of Pioneer Rock Duo, Dies at seventy four

January 4th, 2014
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Critic’s Notebook: MoMA’s ‘There Will Never ever Be Silence,’ About John Cage

January 3rd, 2014
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George Jacobs, Memoirist and Valet for Sinatra, Dies at 86

January 3rd, 2014

George Jacobs, a former valet whose memoir unveiled his longtime employer, Frank Sinatra, to be both a hero and a villain, died on Saturday in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 86. His son Snake Jagger confirmed the demise. Released in 2003, Mr. Jacobs’s guide, “Mr. S: My Lifestyle With Frank Sinatra” (composed with William Stadiem), chronicles the fifteen a long time, from 1953 to 1968, that he served as Sinatra’s live-in valet at his properties in Bel Air and Palm Springs, Calif. — with a roster of duties that, he wrote, provided cooking Italian meals for Sinatra’s underworld associates securing […]

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Critic’s Notebook: Maestro at Work: Maintain That Cough

January 2nd, 2014

I have a New Year’s resolution. Will you be part of me? This 12 months I’m going to perfect the art of self-asphyxiation. It is not quite. But neither is the act of cough-bombing a functionality throughout its most chic pianissimo. And as I’m convulsing in my seat, eyes watering, my sleeve pressed to my purple encounter, I will concentrate on this consoling believed: At minimum I won’t be singled out and reprimanded by the performer onstage. In November, the guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas dealt with a bronchial viewers at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra live performance by tossing cough lozenges […]

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Audio Review: Igudesman & Joo Join Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall

January 1st, 2014

In the course of the New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve concert at Avery Fisher Hall, the pianist Hyung-ki Joo exposed the 3 straightforward methods essential to make it in the music company: one. Often smile. 2. Enjoy only music that absolutely everyone is aware. three. Show off. That’s also the recipe he adhered to with the violinist Aleksey Igudesman, his associate in the comedy duo Igudesman &amp Joo, in the evening’s exuberantly foolish plan. But there is nothing simple about it. Their blend of classical audio and comedy, laced with pop culture references and a wholly novel get on […]

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Phish Supporters Face Crackdown at Backyard garden

January 1st, 2014

A gentleman, briefly questioned by the police, tried to run and was quickly grabbed by two officers who threw him to the floor and slapped on handcuffs, as supporters in dreadlocks, fishnet stockings and tie-dyed shirts appeared on. It was the start off of one more evening of revelry and arrests that has become some thing of a ritual in the traveling circus that accompanies the jam band Phish. At minimum 228 folks were arrested or obtained summonses at exhibits on the very first three nights of a 4-night time stand that was to stop Tuesday with a New Year’s […]

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Songs Review: Valerie June at the Highline Ballroom

December 31st, 2013

Valerie June was a bundle of endearing eccentricities when she executed at the Highline Ballroom on Friday evening. Among tracks, with a mixture of candor and caginess, she supplied glimpses of her earlier and present as leisurely shaggy dog tales, informed in her rural Tennessee drawl. They were real-daily life tales of a country gal producing her profession in the broader planet, savoring the two the greens and corn bread her “mama” cooks and the baguettes and charcuterie of her existing home, Brooklyn. She’s no bumpkin. Valerie June, whose previous identify is Hockett, has neatly labeled her fashion “organic moonshine […]

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