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The artistic team of bass/baritone Davóne Tines and composer Michael Schachter first transformed the poet's dramatic monologue into a song cycle, then an oratorio and now a staged musical presentation...
Johann Strauss II, known as "The Waltz King," helped popularize the waltz and other social dances in 19th-century Europe.
Detroit remembers the Queen of Soul and her relationship with the Motor City.
The announcement came after some performers cancelled shows at the Middle East and its affiliated venues Sonia and Zuzu in response to allegations on social media of sexual assault and...
We've teamed up with some of the best kids podcasts out there to bring you our final summer bonus episode, the Kids Listen Road Trip Mixtape. Perfect for your end-of-summer...
Franklin is lying in honor at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit Tuesday and Wednesday, before her funeral Friday.
How does collaboration among women rappers work in a genre that constantly forces femcees to cater to the male gaze? It's a quandary that's still left unanswered.
A group of former students at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester allege that James David Christie sexually abused them while they were at the school.
Widely acclaimed as a great educator and conductor, Leonard Bernstein's reputation as a composer has soared during his centennial celebrations this year.
Samuel Bernstein did all he could to keep his prodigiously gifted son off the stage.
A new three day (and night) festival in Rhode Island is betting that the new interest in '80s culture is not only about nostalgia, but also about an emerging culture...
Tanglewood held a special place in Bernstein's heart and he returned there throughout his life to teach and to conduct.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson tours some of Austin's latest local music favorites with Taylor Wallace, DJ at KUTX.
It's not often that you see a rock ‘n’ roll singer punch out a fan during a concert. That's probably why a couple of punches one night in Boston almost...
This summer, a group of Boston teens created an opera about a community that was reeling after a fight ends in the shooting death of a young boy.
Max Greenfield ("The Neighborhood," "New Girl") stars in this Russian folktale about the power of music.
As I waited, a woman in sunglasses and a floor-length, white fur coat appeared, sat down at the piano, and began to play.
On Friday's Week In The News roundtable, we dedicated some of the hour to honoring the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday at the age of 76.
Franklin brought her powerhouse voice to the nation's capital many times — including some of the most iconic events in the city's recent history.
Here & Now's Lisa Mullins and Robin Young speak with NPR's Eric Deggans about Franklin's life and career.