| Nov 7, 2010
Shirley Verrett, an acclaimed American mezzo-soprano and soprano praised for her blazing intensity during a career that spanned four decades, died Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was 79.
Verrett, one of the top opera singers of the 1970s and '80s, had...
| Aug 29, 2010
Reporting from Maui —
We've been batting our way through W.S. Merwin's yard for a couple hours, swatting mosquitoes in the streambed under the dark wet canopy of towering, philodendron-draped mangoes and looking at some 700 species of palm trees,...
| Jan 26, 2011
Industrial rockers, country songwriting veterans, India's soundtrack guru — the Oscar nominees in the music categories this year are as eclectic as an iPod on shuffle.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, nominated for original score for "The...
| Nov 7, 2009
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The New Mexico-born, Texas-raised mezzo-soprano Susan Graham has many fans. Among them is American housewife extraordinaire, Martha Stewart.The singer and chef met in 2008 when Graham was performing on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera in New York....
| Nov 18, 2008
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| Dec 10, 2008
LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2008 - LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine today announced the selection of Nic Harcourt as Editor at Large, Music & Culture. Beginning February 8, 2009, in LA's January/February double Oscar issue, Harcourt will contribute a...
| Apr 22, 2008
"Roswell" fans know Dido as the singer of the show's "Here With Me" theme. The rest of us know her as the singer of those New Agey songs that stay stuck in our heads long after we want them to.
The 36-year-old Dido -- whose name comes from the...
| Apr 24, 2008
In 1988, Mark Morris was invited to make his dance company a resident ensemble at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. As part of Brussels' opera company, he was told to think as big as he liked. He did, and that was, for him, a new opportunity. During his...
| Jul 3, 2008
She may be on only her first U.S. tour, but British pop singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield is already schooled in the first rule of entertainment: The show must go on.
The other night in New York with her throat ravaged from a cold, she found...
| Nov 8, 2009
Susan Graham and Nicholas McGegan have never collaborated before. But when they get together, the Texas-raised mezzo-soprano and British conductor behave like an old married couple. On a recent afternoon in Berkeley, the home base of the Philharmonia...
| Nov 9, 2001
Except for a couple of guilty pleasures, the music on Spears' first two albums seemed as limited as a dead-end street. So it was against all odds that I found myself looking forward to this new collection. Call it the triumph of personality.