Nam June Paik's favorite, oft topless returning to Chicago (well, Evanston) at Northwestern University’s Block Museum.
"It's funny for me to say, 'I'm writing a musical', but yes, that's what I'm doing next. It's something I've always wanted to do, because musicals are great when they're done well. It started out with the same subject matter but was going to be a leftfield, experimental opera. But it's lurched into a mainstream musical for families." -- Damon Albarn [via The Daily Star]
Funnyman Dana Carvey takes an old Saturday Night Live skit and adds an orchestra on Jimmy Fallon's show.
In a truly disturbing YouTube video, you, too, can watch Amira Willighagen's face morph back 'n' forth into the face of Maria Callas. Don't say we didn't warn you...
We're not saying that Peter Gelb is the Banksy of Lincoln Center, but it certainly couldn't hurt his recent problems at the Met lately.
The New York Philharmonic's Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music is presented every two years, Per Nørgård being the second recipient after the late French composer Henri Dutilleux.
Baby Caine, an iguana, sings Wagner's Die Walkure.
For the 2014 edition of Make Music New York, NPR Music commissioned Sunny Jain, founder of Red Baraat, to write a new song that would kick off the season in massive, marching-band style. He came back with "100+ BPM."
Unathi Mtirara, the producer of "Madiba: The African Opera' and grandnephew of Mandela, admitted that the show had run out of money after only three performances.
Pianist James Rhodes is launching a new record label (in association with Signum Classics) called Instrumental Records. The label will be formally launched at a concert at Hinde Street Methodist Church, Marylebone, London, on June 4. The first album, called 'Five', sees Rhodes recording Bach's Partita, BWV825, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 15, Chopin's Ballade No 3 and Scherzo No 2, Gluck's Orfeo Melody (arranged by Sgambati) and Schumann's Frühlingsnacht (arranged by Liszt).
Cousin to saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, Steven "Flying Lotus" Ellison has shared a Vine vid of him, Thundercat and the great Herbie Hancock futzing around in Hancock’s studio.
Founded in 2009 by then 17-year-old pianist Zuhal Sultan, the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq--"the world's bravest orchestra"--needs your help in coming to America.