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EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Sarah Jarosz

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Sarah Jarosz >>

Sarah Jarosz grew up in Wimberley, Texas, a town just outside of Austin. At a very early age, she earned credibility in the space where roots, Americana and contemporary folk intersect. Ever since, Jarosz's sterling reputation has been built on three fronts: gifted multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, banjo), expressive and distinctive vocalist, accomplished songwriter. It's not just her peers who are taking notice.

MacArthur Genius' Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer Take to Town Hall on Saturday, October 11

MacArthur Genius' Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer Take to Town Hall on Saturday, October 11 >>

A MacArthur Fellowship winner, Chris Thile of the Punch Brothers will team up with bassist and composer (and fellow MacArthur Genius) Edgar Meyer for a one-off at New York City's Town Hall on Saturday, October 11.

'Red Hot + Bach' and Sony Masterworks Take Johann Sebastian to New Paths via Chris Thile, Gabriel Kahane, Shara Worden and More

'Red Hot + Bach' and Sony Masterworks Take Johann Sebastian to New Paths via Chris Thile, Gabriel Kahane, Shara Worden and More >>

If you couldn't have found a new way into Bach then we have a new one for you. This one coming to you through the vision of mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, who most recently did some serious damage on folk-revival period piece Inside Llewyn Davis.

Indie Classicalites from Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Punch Bros. (Not Andrea Bocelli & Lindsey Stirling) are Saving the Music Industry >>

No, classical music isn't dead. In fact, classical music has become the latest vanity endeavor for most contemporary musicians.

Five Quickies: Il Divo on Broadway, Zach Braff in 'Bullets Over Broadway,' Chris Thile's Mandolin Bach, Verizon's Droid Mozart Ad, Brolin Family Rock Opera >>

And with the world's best musicians, singers, dancers and actors going back to repertory work after their summer stocks, there's more good news happening now than there was, say, back in August.

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