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Sonya Yoncheva to Sing Nude in Mascagni's 'Iris' at the the Montpellier Festival

Sonya Yoncheva to Sing Nude in Mascagni's 'Iris' at the the Montpellier Festival >>

It's been reported that this summer's Montpellier Festival will feature a unique staging of Mascagni's Iris. In keeping with the productions script, Ms. Sonya Yoncheva will sing the opera, at one point, completely nude.

Watch Banned Footage of Judy Garland Singing 'By Myself' on Variety Show

Watch Banned Footage of Judy Garland Singing 'By Myself' on Variety Show >>

Rare footage of Judy Garland singing on the final show of her variety hour The Judy Garland Show has surfaced. Cut from the air because producers found it to be "too dark," Ms. Garland gives a resounding performance that leaves you feel, indeed, a little blue.

Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter Beseech Next Generation of Artists

Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter Beseech Next Generation of Artists >>

It's a large benefit for an artist when they can listen and understand the advice of their elders. As Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter said in an open letter penned to young and budding talent, your elders "are a source of wealth in the form of wisdom."

Terence Blanchard's 'Champion' & Q-Tip Included in Kennedy Center's Next Season Program

Terence Blanchard's 'Champion' & Q-Tip Included in Kennedy Center's Next Season Program >>

A resounding opera from an even more resounding creator, Terence Blanchard's jazz-induced Champion will be included as part the Kennedy Center's programming for next season. Beginning Sept. 22, announced the center's plans in a press conference on Tuesday.

Listen: Sharon Gerstel and Her Team Explore Sonic Textures of Byzantine Churches

Listen: Sharon Gerstel and Her Team Explore Sonic Textures of Byzantine Churches >>

For art historians, the sonic textures of architecture are as much a part of landscape as they are the art. A few years ago, researchers delved into the acoustic nature of Byzantine churches, helping map their sound that was intentionally a part of its design, a report claims.

Watch Vermin Supreme Lead a Megaphone Rendition of  'The Star-Spangled Banner'

Watch Vermin Supreme Lead a Megaphone Rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' >>

As if you needed another reason to vote for him, Libertarian hopeful Vermin Supreme has since switched parties in hopes of landing the nomination. At a recent International Students for Liberty Conference, Mr. Supreme led the crowd in a Hendrix inspired rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, all entirely on a megaphone.

Wolf Trap Announces Summer 2016 Concert Line Up, Includes Misty Copeland

Wolf Trap Announces Summer 2016 Concert Line Up, Includes Misty Copeland >>

Vienna's world-renowned concert venue, the Wolf Trap, has announced its summer 2016 concert program. On the docket of performances this year is a highly anticipated new Firebird ballet by the Handspring Puppet Company featuring the National Symphony as well as a resounding debut by ABT star Misty Copeland.

Donald Trump's Foray Into Theater Was an Immediate, Unequivocal Failure

Donald Trump's Foray Into Theater Was an Immediate, Unequivocal Failure >>

There are many ventures on Mr. Donald Trump's resume, but you may not have guessed Broadway producing to be one of them. That's right, when Mr. Trump was a mere 23-year-old, he marched into the office of David Black atop the Palace Theater, offered the producer a large sum for a credit and soon he was an executive on set of a brand new Broadway performance.

Nina Simone's Daughter, Lisa, Defends Zoe Saldana Against Scathing Remarks

Nina Simone's Daughter, Lisa, Defends Zoe Saldana Against Scathing Remarks >>

Amid the scathing backlash surrounding a studio's decision to hire Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic, it's now been reported that Nina's daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, has stood up for Saldana. Saying what more than likely needed to be said, Simone Kelly stated that the casting decision did not lay with Saldana and thus she should be exonerated.

Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land' Premiere feat. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Pushed Back

Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land' Premiere feat. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Pushed Back >>

It's been announced that Damien Chazelle's next film, entitled "La La Land" and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, will be pushed back from its original release date in July. Now, the movie is expected open in theaters later this year on December 16.

Maddie Ziegler Announced as Next Judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Maddie Ziegler Announced as Next Judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance' >>

It has come as a resounding surprise that 13-year-old dancing star Maddie Ziegler will be added to the judging panel on "So You Think You Can Dance." In keeping with its Next Generation theme, Ziegler will join Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo on the series.

Deerhoof and Dal Niente Announce Collaborative LP 'Balter / Saunier' Due April 29

Deerhoof and Dal Niente Announce Collaborative LP 'Balter / Saunier' Due April 29 >>

Since their initial meeting in 2012, Deerhoof and Dal Niente have remained fast friends. It's been announced this week that the pair will release a collaborative LP entitled 'Balter / Saunier' on April 29 via Amsterdam Records.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mainstream Maestro and Music Specialist, Dies at 86

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mainstream Maestro and Music Specialist, Dies at 86 >>

One of the most respected maestros in mainstream, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, an early music specialist, has died. The conductor, who passed away on Saturday in the village of St. Georgen in Attergau, was 86 years old.

New Rock Opera 'Divo Nerone' Portrays Emperor Nero in Different Light

New Rock Opera 'Divo Nerone' Portrays Emperor Nero in Different Light >>

You may know Emperor Nero as the guy who played his fiddle while Rome burned. But perhaps the nefarious authoritarian was just misunderstood. To aid in that process, it's been announced that Nero will get a musical makeover through a new biographical rock opera coming out later this year.

The Book of Mormon's Amazon Listing Incites a Comment Section Brawl

The Book of Mormon's Amazon Listing Incites a Comment Section Brawl >>

The comment section of most pages on the Internet is a void for the distressed. It may seem that some of the most impassioned manifestos have been cultivated at the footer of a web article. And now The Book of Mormon's listing on Amazon has turned into an open forum for all ideas--whatever that means--to be shared.

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