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"It's very rare," alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa said while back-introducing the song "Abhogi" at Royce Hall on Saturday night, further describing the piece as a South Indian raga that was also performed in the Hindustani tradition. "And of...
It's brunch at the Grammys! Live updates from the pre-telecast. 4:10 p.m.: Final update from the pre-show: The 70th award this afternoon went to the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach for producer of the year. “Wow,” said Auerbach, who moments...
FrameworkWednesday's Pictures in the News begins in France with an aerial photo of tracks left by skiers in the French alps. Recent snowfalls have encouraged skiers to hit the slopes and the Val d'Isere authorities have opened certain slopes early. In...
Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet. Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...
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Just in time for its upcoming reunion tour, Fleetwood Mac announced Wednesday that it's preparing a lavish reissue of "Rumours," the 1977 album that launched the group to superstardom and spawned such FM-radio staples as "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way"...
Ravi Shankar, 91, India's most famous classical musician in the West since his collaborations with Beatle George Harrison and violinist Yehudi Menuhin in the 1960s, makes an infrequent concert appearance when he performs at the Terrace Theater in Long...
Culture MonsterMusic critic Mark Swed highlights the best of the year in classical music and opera....
"George Harrison: Living in the Material World," which premieres Wednesday and Thursday on HBO, is a long, lovely meditation on the Beatle sometimes called the Quiet One and the quiet one sometimes called a Beatle. Directed by Martin Scorsese at the...
Culture MonsterRavi Shankar, at 91, performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall Thursday night, gave a thrilling, flabbergasting demonstrated that the meaning of modern legend. Mark Swed reviews....
Show TrackerOn Wednesday, HBO will premiere Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," his big documentary on the "quiet Beatle." (My review is here.) Although the film, which concludes Thursday, is three and a half hours long, it necessarily....
Culture MonsterComposer Philip Glass talks about his major influences....
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