Songs Evaluation: ‘Britney: Piece of Me,’ Britney Spears’s Las Vegas Residency

December 30th, 2013

LAS VEGAS — For the last six several years, the point out of Britney Spears has been summed up greatest — and most usually — by the simple phrase she intoned at the top of “Gimme More,” from 2007, that has given that turn out to be a catchphrase: “It’s Britney, bitch.” Not a tease, nor a boast, nor a taunt, it is virtually apologetic, an apt tagline for a star whose energy is self-apparent, but also blank and tautological. It is what may seem on the organization card of a performer with nothing at all left to insert. No […]

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A 12 months of Concerts With Being Electricity

December 30th, 2013
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Audio Review: ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at Symphony Area

December 29th, 2013

It is a tribute to the charms of “H.M.S. Pinafore” that some one hundred fifty American firms staged unauthorized productions soon after the show’s successful London debut in 1878. Gilbert and Sullivan, the authors, of training course resented this copyright piracy, and wished to get no odds with “The Pirates of Penzance,” a subsequent production. But “Pirates” faced a equivalent copyright struggle right after the premiere in New York. (It was the only Gilbert and Sullivan opera that experienced its official opening in the United States.) A sortable calendar of noteworthy cultural occasions in the New York region, chosen by […]

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Music Assessment: Jennifer Holliday Performs at 54 Under

December 28th, 2013

It has been 32 years considering that Jennifer Holliday unleashed on the world her variation of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” in the first Broadway production of “Dreamgirls,” and pop-gospel belting has not been the very same considering that. Like the sound of thunder rolling off a mountain, its echoes cascading for miles, Ms. Holliday’s voice resounded with a electricity that mixed the assortment of Sarah Vaughan with the fervor of Aretha Franklin. And at Thursday’s sensational opening-evening display of her debut at fifty four Under, Ms. Holliday infused that howl of refusal with the identical defiant, […]

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Music Overview: Wynton Marsalis Septet Associates, Together Yet again

December 27th, 2013
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Opera and Classical Audio Listings for Dec. 27-Jan. two

December 27th, 2013

Testimonials of classical performances: A searchable guide to these and other performances is at Opera ‘La Descente d’Orph?e aux Enfers’ (Wednesday, up coming Friday and Jan. five) For Gotham Chamber Opera’s 2nd manufacturing of the year, Charpentier’s shining opera on the Orpheus fantasy, the firm teams with the skilled early-tunes forces of Trinity Wall Road — the Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra — on their property turf of St. Paul’s Chapel as portion of Trinity’s Twelfth Evening Festival. Gotham’s inventive director, Neal Goren, conducts, and Andrew Eggert directs a forged that includes Daniel Curran, Jeffrey Beruan and Jamilyn Manning-White. Wednesday […]

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The Disrupters | The Provocateur: Miley Cyrus on Her Leap to Attractive Twerker

December 26th, 2013

In 2013, Miley Cyrus wagged her tongue and established tongues wagging. Thanks to a handful of steamy movies, some outrageous wardrobe choices and an erotic comedic efficiency at the MTV Video clip Audio Awards, Ms. Cyrus took the warp-pace path from directionless ex-little one star (as the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana) to the most directional of pop stars, sliding easily into the function of pop’s enfant terrible. Her album “Bangerz” (RCA) — for which she’ll get started touring in February — was noteworthy for its danger-taking perspective in a 12 months when her competition played it frustratingly smooth. One particular […]

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Round-the-Clock Giddiness in a 24-Hour Songs Online video

December 26th, 2013

One particular afternoon this slide Tyler, the Creator, and his buddies Earl Sweatshirt and Jasper Dolphin, of the rap collective Odd Foreseeable future, turned up on a road corner in downtown Los Angeles. Their agenda: to shoot a cameo for the songs video clip “Happy,” by Pharrell Williams. No elaborate directions have been included. “He hit me up and questioned if I wanted to be in it, and I’m a huge enthusiast, and I mentioned, ‘Yeah,’ ” Tyler recounted of the texted invitation. He happened to be hanging out with Earl and Jasper when the shoot occurred, so they went alongside. […]

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Audio Overview: ‘Messiah’ by the Oratorio Modern society at Carnegie Corridor

December 25th, 2013
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Audio Overview: The Achieved Orchestra Performs Mahler at Carnegie Hall

December 25th, 2013
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