Pop Smoke Arrests: L.A.P.D. Has Taken 5 Into Custody

Five people, including three adult men and two minors, were arrested early Thursday in connection with the February killing of Pop Smoke, a rising New York rapper, the Los Angeles Police Department announced. No additional information about the arrests or potential charges was provided by the department, which has been investigating the case for More...

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By Admin On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Lady Antebellum Sues the Singer Lady A Over Name Change

When the country trio Lady Antebellum announced last month that it would change its Civil War-referencing band name to Lady A out of respect for Black people, the group credited the widespread protests against More...

By Admin On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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MacDowell Colony Drops the Word ‘Colony,’ Citing ‘Oppressive Overtones’

The century-old artists’ retreat known as the MacDowell Colony is removing the word “colony” from its official name in response to a petition from staff members that pushed for the change, the organization More...

By Admin On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Charlie Daniels, Fiddling Force in Country and Rock, Dies at 83

His plucky attitude reached new heights in “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” a No. 1 country single and Top 10 pop hit from 1979 in which Mr. Daniels’s protagonist goes head-to-head with Satan in a fiddle More...

By Admin On Monday, July 6th, 2020
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Ennio Morricone, Influential Creator of Music for Modern Cinema, Dies at 91

Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose atmospheric scores for spaghetti westerns and some 500 films by a Who’s Who of international directors made him one of the world’s most versatile and influential More...

By Admin On Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers

A cone of silence hangs over the work of Black composers from Africa and its diaspora. It is not that Black men and women have not written music, but too often it has been ignored — and thus assumed not to More...

By Admin On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Playing Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Changed How I Hear Them

For my senior piano recital in college, encouraged by my teacher, I took on an ambitious program. I opened with an elaborate Haydn sonata and ended by pairing a Chopin nocturne with his teeming Ballade in G More...

By Admin On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Kanye West Dips a Toe in the Moment, and 10 More New Songs

Anxiety permeates “Wash Us in the Blood,” the first song from a forthcoming Kanye West album, and one that harmonizes some of his various dissonant threads. It’s a “Yeezus”-era take on “Jesus Is More...

By Admin On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Freddy Cole, Performer Who Emerged From Nat’s Shadow, Dies at 88

Freddy Cole, a pianist and vocalist who spent much of his musical life in the shadow of his brother Nat King Cole, but whose durable talents carried him through a triumphant late-career resurgence, died on More...

By Admin On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Mozart

In the past, we’ve asked some of our favorite artists to choose the five or so minutes they would play to make their friends fall in love with classical music, the piano, opera and the cello. Now we want More...

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