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Composer Julia Wolfe says her visit to a Pennsylvania coal mine helped inspire "Anthracite Fields," a tribute to the state's mining heritage — and, now, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in music. Wolfe spoke with former miners and their families as she researched the history of...
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 20, 2015: Top Songs 1. See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth), Wiz Khalifa 2. Shut Up and Dance, WALK THE MOON 3. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Mark Ronson 4. Trap Queen, Fetty Wap 5. Sugar, Maroon 5 6. Earned It, The Weeknd...
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly minted 2015 Jazz Masters — Carla Bley, George Coleman and Charles Lloyd — let their music do most of the talking as they accepted the nation's highest jazz honor from the National Endowment for the Arts. They all performed on stage at Monday night's NEA...
BAKER, La. (AP) — Mourners and music fans have been gathering at a church in Baker, Louisiana, for the funeral of Percy Sledge, the rhythm and blues singer best known for the 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman." Sledge died last week at age 74 after a battle with liver cancer...
MONTREAL (AP) — The world's largest jazz festival returns to Montreal this summer with Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater among the headliners. Andre Menard, artistic director of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, on Tuesday announced...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley has been lured back onstage to play a vengeful witch in a fairy tale musical in St. Louis. Mike Isaacson, the artistic director and executive producer of the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis, said Headley will play...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley has been lured back onstage to play a vengeful witch in a musical in St. Louis. Mike Isaacson, the artistic director and executive producer of the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis, said Headley will play the Witch...
NEW YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September with a lineup that includes Willie Nelson, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case...
Passion Pit, "Kindred" (Columbia) America's reigning synthpop king, Passion Pit, is out with a third studio album, "Kindred," a passable offering of tidy little electro ditties. For their heartfelt lyrics, Passion Pit (aka Michael Angelakos and whoever is playing live with him...