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Marc Ribot

Emeline Michel and Marc Ribot Perform the Music of Frantz Casseus >>

Emeline Michel and Marc Ribot will perform "The Music of Frantz Casseus: Father of Haitian Classical Guitar" as a part of the Greenwich House Music School’s Uncharted Concert Series.

Les Délices

Miller Theatre's Early Music Series Finale 'Myths & Allegories' Featuring Les Délices >>

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts will be presenting the 2014-15 Early Music Series finale, "Myths & Allegories." The show will feature an exploration of Homer’s Odyssey featuring the young ensemble, Les Délices.

Jonas Tarm

NYYS Cancels Carnegie Hall Commissioned Piece That Includes "Horst Wessel," the Nazi Anthem >>

Controversy is brewing after the New York Youth Symphony pulled a commissioned piece by Jonas Tarm set to play at Carnegie Hall after learning that is has musical quotations from the “Horst Wessel” song, the Nazi anthem.

Love Has No Labels

Dancing Skeletons for 'Love Has No Label,' Spreads the Message of Love and Equality Despite Diversity >>

Break out those tissues. A powerful video from “Love Has No Labels” portraying dancing skeletons has everyone watching drying their eyes.

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling Wins '15 YouTube Music Awards >>

This has been quite a year for violinist Lindsey Stirling. The dancing musician appeared in the Grammy Legacy concert and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Now, Stirling has been announced as one of the 50 musicians who are winners at the 2015 YouTube Music Awards. Other artists include heavy-hitters such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis Makes Broadway Debut in 'Misery,' Elizabeth Marvel to Co-Star >>

And the stars just keep on coming. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has confirmed that Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s famous novel-turned-movie 'Misery.' Willis will co-star with New York stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel.

Ragamala Dance Company

Ragamala Dance Co., Rudresh Mahanthappa to Perform 'Song of Jasmine' at MCA >>

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will present 'Song of Jasmine,' an experiment across the forms of Western jazz and South Indian music by the dance and music ensemble Ragamala Dance Company and saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa.

David Geffen

David Geffen Gifts $100M to Lincoln Center for Avery Fisher Hall Name Change >>

Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy you a permanent spot in history. Lincoln Center has announced that entertainment mogul David Geffen has donated $100 million to help renovate the hall. One of the major renovations will be a name change, of course. The famous Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, will be retitled "David Geffen Hall."

Delicate Steve

Delicate Steve Releases 'Live in Las Vegas,' Embarks on North American Tour >>

Delicate Steve, created by New Jersey-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion, has announced a North American tour and the release of their first live album, 'Live in Las Vegas.' On March 3, Delicate Steve released 'Live in Las Vegas' as a “pay what you will” download from the group's Bandcamp page. Since the album has been released, the band will embark on an extensive North American tour, which is set to begin in Philadelphia.

Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle Named Music Director of London Symphony Orchestra >>

After months of speculation, it has been announced that Sir Simon Rattle has been appointed the new music director of the London Symphony Orchestra starting in 2017.

Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland's Protégé Opens Dance Studio >>

From example comes inspiration. Leah Monet Simpson, protege of the famed American Ballet Theatre dancer Misty Copeland, has opened up her own dance studio in Florida.

Make It Pop

New K-Pop Show 'Make It Pop' Co-Produced by Nick Cannon, Starring Megan Lee to Hit Nickelodeon >>

K-pop is no longer an overseas obsession. A new Nickelodeon show co-created by Nick Cannon titled 'Make It Pop' has been greenlit for the 2015-16 season. K-pop singer Megan Lee has been announced as one of the show's female leads. The show had been rumored for a while with the description being a “mashup of 'Glee' and the Korean pop aesthetic.” The half-hour musical comedy will be co-created by executive producers Thomas W. Lynch and Cannon.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, Este Haim's Group The Singles Hit With Cease-and-Desist Order >>

Actress Scarlett Johansson’s new music venture may not be going as smoothly as she had hoped. Johansson’s new band with Este Haim, The Singles, was slapped with a cease-and-desist order just weeks after the group's debut after a previously existing band claimed the name.

Paul Janeway

Christian Singer Sells Song to '50 Shades of Grey' After Thinking Film Was a Rom-Com >>

How did a Christian band find their song in the raunchy hit, "50 Shades of Grey?" They though it was a rom-com, of course! Paul Janeway, the lead singer of St. Paul & the Broken Bones, recently spoke to Mother Jones about how the band's song, “Call Me,” ended up in the sexiest movie of the year.

Jonas Kaufmann

Kaufmann Cancels Met Performance of 'Carmen' Due to Illness >>

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann has canceled one of his two performances in the Metropolitan Opera’s highly awaited show 'Carmen.' Tickets to the performance were running for almost $1,000 on online ticket broker sites before the singer dropped out due to the flu.

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