Audio Assessment: New York Philharmonic’s ‘Messiah’ at Avery Fisher Hall

December 20th, 2013
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An ‘Arab Idol’ Wows His Enthusiasts in The united states

December 19th, 2013

CHICAGO — A calendar year ago, Mohammed Assaf was a 23-calendar year-aged wedding singer in a Gaza refugee camp. But because he gained the “Arab Idol” singing opposition in June, in front of much more than 100 million viewers, he has become anything of a pop celebrity in the Arab globe. Now, Mr. Assaf is striving to conquer North America, or at minimum its men and women of Arab descent. He has been on a 9-7 days tour of towns that have huge Arab immigrant populations, ending in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 28 and which includes performances in Ottawa on […]

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The Stylist B. Akerlund on Her Seems to be for Beyonc? and Other Stars

December 19th, 2013

“Yesterday I woke up and it was Beyonc?, all working day,” said the stylist B. Akerlund by telephone on Monday from her native Sweden, in which she experienced returned for the holidays just as the star was releasing her new self-titled album on the Net, created with a probably unprecedented canny stealth and marketing a record 828,773 units worldwide in significantly less than three times. “People actually went sort of insane about it.” Though she was accountable for Beyonc?’s seems to be in 4 of the album’s 17 new videos, 2 of which ended up directed by her partner, Jonas Akerlund, […]

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Critic’s Notebook: Lou Reed’s Complicated Spirit Is Invoked at a Reunion of His Internal Circle

December 18th, 2013

Righteous guitar sounds began and ended the memorial for Lou Reed on Monday evening at the Apollo Theater. It was a celebration, for an invited audience of household and pals, of what more than one particular speaker called his “complexity”: his kindness and his asperity, his spirituality and his earthiness, his groundbreaking tunes and his silent meditations. “He lived for beauty,” explained his widow, the efficiency artist Laurie Anderson. “Lou knew what he was carrying out and what he was likely for. His incredible complexity and his anger ended up element of his elegance.” Early arrivals heard Marc Ribot and […]

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Opera Review: Jane Glover Conducts ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Achieved

December 18th, 2013
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Opera Review: Enescu’s Rendition of the Oedipus Saga Receives a Gripping Revival

December 17th, 2013
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Apple Claims ‘Beyonc?’ Set a Document on iTunes

December 17th, 2013

Beyonc?’s shock album launch very last week was celebrated by some commentators as a herald of things to come in the tunes market, and dismissed by other folks as a mere stunt. But by sheer sales quantities, it was an unqualified accomplishment. The report, “Beyonc?” (Columbia), appeared on Apple’s iTunes shop at midnight on Thursday with no warning. Yet Apple documented on Monday that it grew to become the speediest-selling album in its historical past, with 828,773 about the planet in its 1st 3 days, which includes 617,213 in the United States. It achieved No. one on iTunes’s sales rankings […]

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Early Handel Operas Are Existing Once more

December 16th, 2013
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Beyonc? Rejects Tradition for Social Media’s Electricity

December 16th, 2013
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Songs Overview: UnCaged Toy Piano Festival Is at Pianos

December 15th, 2013
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