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Little Missy Elliott Dancer, Alyson Stoner, Pays Tribute to Femcee in Latest YouTube Homage

Missy Elliott Dancer Alyson Stoner Pays Tribute to Femcee in Latest YouTube Homage >>

Much in the same vein as New York's "Showtime" dancers, that little girl from the old Missy Elliott videos, Alyson Stoner, has released a new music video paying tribute to the artist who gave her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

[WATCH] Ariana Grande Sings Broadway Number 'Brand New You' from Her Debut on '13'

Ariana Grande Sings Broadway Number 'Brand New You' from Her Debut on '13' [WATCH] >>

While she may have the pipes, Ariana Grande hasn't been everyone's best friend lately. Having been accused of some serious diva behavior, she hasn't been impressing many people as of late. But maybe a throwback to the 2000s, where Grande sang in a Broadway musical entitled 13, will change popular opinion.

'What's the Deal With Jazz' Writer and BuzzFeed Staff Delete Thousands of Old Posts, Sonny Rollins is Not Amused and More

'What's the Deal With Jazz' Writer Amy Rose Spiegel, BuzzFeed Staff Delete Thousands of Old Posts >>

A certain ex-BuzzFeed journalist, Amy Rose Spiegel, has been gaining heat for a certain "What's the Deal with Jazz?" post. And as BuzzFeed recently had a proverbial book-burning of old articles earlier this year, the site's already suspect editorial operation has become even more skewed.

Five Essential Struggles of the Public School Band-Geek

Classicalite Rewrite: Five Essential Struggles of Public School Dorkestras and Band Geeks >>

It's true that the awkward stages of childhood seem endless and vast--because who wants to grow up anyway? And maybe one of those awkward phases, for some children, was beginning that painful yet intrepid journey to musical excellence (or just to get out of math class).

LIVESTREAM: Met Premieres Nico Muhly’s Cyberspace Opera 'Two Boys' >>

The Metropolitan Opera presents the U.S. premiere of Nico Muhly's 'Two Boys' tonight at 8:00 p.m. This Met-commissioned opera tells the story of an elaborate internet deception that led to the murder of the teenage computer prodigy who orchestrated the scam.

Bach Keyboard Concerti, in Order: Classicalite's Rewrite >>

Including, too, Tom Cowell's "10 Most Bangable Members of the New York Philharmonic" from the Village Voice blog. #SoundoftheCity

10 Conductors Caught Using Magic

10 Conductors Caught Using Magic: Classicalite's Rewrite >>

Yesterday, Buzzfeeder Andrew Massey's cute li'l listicle, "10 Conductors Caught Using Magic," went viral with the tagline: "What, you think perfectly orchestrated symphonies happen because of practice?" Well, as anyone who's read this site even once can certainly attest, the answer to Massey's admittedly tongue-in-cheek query is resounding.

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