Without a chance to brush up on my poor speaking or understanding of French, I was whisked away from LA to Montréal, Canada after an invite came into my inbox to attend the 3rd annual world music conference/festival Mundial Montréal.
If anyone can pull off a complex concept like this, it's Sean Combs.
No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything...
Boyfriends (and other friends) trying to call you got repeated busy signals on their end of the line if your siblings were tying up the house phone. The more siblings, the less chance you had to get any real phone time in. Smoke signals would have been easier.
People with Alzheimer's -- especially those in the later stages of the disease -- may stop talking or making other clear attempts to communicate. Too often we assume they don't know what's going on around them. We think they don't understand what people are saying to them or about them.
"At the end of the day, no matter what 'he said, she said', it's all about the fans. I hope they understand when they attend my shows, it's with an open mind. It takes a little time to dust yourself off and start all over again!"
Why would a Reggae band from Reno, Nevada (of all places) call themselves Keyser Soze? Anyone familiar with the ghost-like demonic character in the film, The Usual Suspects, might find this perplexing, since the album is anything but dark.
With a little Piaf, a mop of fiery red hair and a grin Miley Cyrus would envy, Ms. Lorkin offers up an honest portrayal of an artist balancing out the demands of survival in a difficult profession.
Before investigating the apparent disappearing audiences for classical music, we might attempt to assess the 20th century itself when it comes to classical music.
We're back with a whole new batch of creators and awesome playlists that you should check out, and maybe it will inspire you to create something as well!
Sometimes, I think we don't realize how much noise encases us -- or defines us -- until we experience the exact opposite. Alone with your thoughts, it's a return to center.
There is a double-standard in the music world when Liszt's E-flat piano concerto is played regularly but Wieniawski's D-minor violin concerto is not; where Bellini and Donizetti are heard year after year at the Metropolitan Opera but Sarasate's Ziguenerweisen is not heard next door at the New York Philharmonic for 40 years.
The tall, dirty blonde-haired actress is the title character and co-writer of Frances Ha, a low-budget masterwork about life's bittersweet symphony, the beauty and pain endured during one's late 20s.
It's one thing for an orchestra to accompany a silent film. It is something else all together for an orchestra to accompany a sound film, let alone a musical. That's the challenge the San Francisco Symphony will face when the world renown orchestra accompanies the classic musical, Singin' in the Rain.
I'm a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies. Since music is such a big part of our lives, I thought it would be interesting and useful to have a look at some of the ways we react to it without even realizing.
Perez Hilton, celebrity reporter and music enthusiast is debuting his third compilation album titled "Perez Hilton's Pop Up: #3" on December 3rd, 2013. The album showcases 14 of Perez's favorite budding new artists and is available exclusively on iTunes.