Rising ticket prices, declining attendance, lack of sufficient philanthropic contributions and an aging and dying patron base all contribute to the Opera, and for that matter, many performing arts organizations.
These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.
In an age when roles and styles morph as quickly as computer images, she's a shape-shifting virtuoso. She can evoke Rita Hayworth or Naomi Campbell, flappers and B-girls.
Brands need to clearly articulate their definition of quality and remain true to that vision. Theoretically, every piece of content represents someone's "best effort". Critics remind us that this is a highly subjective definition. Dr. Dre applies the theory of quality in a pragmatic business context.
There is a sort of classism in rap now. Now rappers act like R&B divas when comparing how many units their music sales as if that has ever actually bared any legitimacy to their skills within the genre.
What a shame that high-caliber musicians could get turned away from music schools simply because they have no desire to read notation. Most schools don't currently have a notation-free track to put them on anyway.
Misguided redevelopment plans followed and sputtered, so that even though Beale Street is still a prime entertainment attraction for tourists, there's been little left to suggest this was ever the true Home of the Blues. This is about to change.
The once emerging country singer was an underdog in a genre that was male-dominated. Her sound and songs were unconventional. Her look pushed back against the big hair and heavy make-up of the musical Dixie queens before her. She was a girl with a guitar and big heart.
AFROPUNK Fest, America's best Black alternative music and arts festival, is coming to Atlanta, and it's a big deal. The two-day festival is an Black alternative music virtuoso's utopia. The famed Brooklyn-rooted festival will make its 'Dirty South' debut on Saturday, Oct 3rd in Atlanta's Central Park.
I had the pleasure of chatting with the lovely, charismatic Skylar Stecker about her debut album, her love of Queen Bee, and how a certain Mr. Cherry Cherry Boom Boom launched her singing career.
I was recently asked for my opinion as a scientist about whether the official Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic song, which was included in the bid for hosting the games, borrowed ideas from Elsa's (Idina Menzel) "Let It Go", part of Disney's Frozen soundtrack.
Both concerts -- through the performance of exceptionally gifted artists -- will remain unforgettable. What they symbolize in a very personal way to me is why I fell in love with music -- people can either respect music or it can become part of their soul, to me it clearly is the latter.
Suppose just for a minute that you were a music writer, somebody who writes articles about music and musicians, and one day you found out about The Wild West Songwriters Festival.
This time around, in her first solo album in four years, she's broadening her palette to include more soul and blues-influenced shadings into her work, and at a recent show at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, she wowed the packed audience with a tour through her rich repertoire of songs
The summer may be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this month's workout playlist. While June and July featured an assortment of sunny pop songs, August's top picks are more eclectic in two main ways: tempo and genre.