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David Byrne of Talking Heads Gives ‘TED Talk’ on Importance of Acoustics >>

In his TED seminar, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne exhibits an acoustical awareness that might surprise his fans. Stemming from self-awareness in his own music that suggested mixed success across diverse music venues, Byrne stresses the importance of acoustics and characterizes acoustical engineering as "sound architecture," demystifying the long-held views of audiophiles that, talent aside, acoustics can make or break a performance.

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[UPDATE] Ad-Rock, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys, Lucius Added to David Byrne's 'Contemporary Color' >>

Ad-Rock and Money Mark of the Beastie Boys will be joining Talking Heads founder David Byrne's new show 'Contemporary Color,' which pairs various musicians with high-school color guard teams. Indie band Lucius has also been added to the roster, which includes Kelis, St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, Nelly Furtado and Nico Muhly with Ira Glass.

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David Byrne Pairs Musicians With High School Color Guards in 'Contemporary Color' >>

Talking Heads founder David Byrne is presenting a new show "Contemporary Color," which pairs various musicians with high school color guard teams. Kelis, St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, Nelly Furtado and Nico Muhly with Ira Glass will all be performing at the four productions.

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Tom Hiddleston, Billie Piper, Gillian Anderson, David Byrne's 'Here Lies Love' Shortlisted for London Evening Standard Awards >>

The 60th edition of the prestigious London theater awards will be presented November 30 at a ceremony co-hosted by Anna Wintour.

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Bang On A Can's Asphalt Orchestra Release Pixies' 'Surfer Rosa' Cover Album November 18 on Cantaloupe Music Records >>

Bang On A Can project, Asphalt Orchestra, is set to drop their latest record, a Pixies' Surfer Rosa remix album. The Cantaloupe Music release is due out on November 18 and features the cult classic in it’s entirety.

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David Byrne's Luaka Bop Record Label Turns 25 with William Onyeabor Box Set Re-Release, Performances in front of Museum, Central Park's Modern Sky Festival >>

In continuation of David Byrne’s Luaka Bop record label’s 25th anniversary, the entire catalogue of William Onyeabor will be released on Nov. 18. The two-part box set captures the synth-funk pioneer’s work from 1978 to 1985. The set also includes previously unreleased remixes by Peaking Lights on “Body and Soul” and Man Tear on “Love Me Now.”

William Onyeabor

David Byrne's Luaka Bop Record Label Celebrates 25 Years with Modern Sky Festival >>

The futuristic Afro-punk sounds of "Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor?" will make an appearance in Central Park Oct. 4 for the Modern Sky Festival as part of record label Luaka Bop’s 25th birthday party.

Minimalist Jukebox: Jacaranda Presents David Byrne's "The Knee Plays," '80s Music of Philip Glass in Santa Monica >>

Jacaranda will perform David Byrne's "The Knee Plays" and works by Philip Glass on April 5 in Santa Monica. The concert is part of the "Minimalist Jukebox" festival held in venues throughout the Los Angeles area.

'A Night With Janis Joplin' and David Byrne's 'Here Lies Love' Musical Updates >>

Music lovers and musical lovers, lend us your ears: We've got some updates on several of New York City's pop-music-oriented productions, specifically the Janis Joplin musical A Night With Janis Joplin and David Byrne's conceptual biography of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love.

Jherek Bischoff's 'Composed,' Featuring David Byrne and Zola Jesus, Getting Two Live Shows at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn >>

Composer, performer, impresario and all-around new music polymath Jherek Bischoff will be featured during two upcoming shows at St. Ann's Warehouse to celebrate his latest album, 'Composed.'


Congratulations to All the Winners of the 2013 Obie Awards! >>

Last night, Classicalite headed out to Webster Hall for the 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, which celebrate achievement in two of our first loves--Off-Broadway and Off Off Broadway theater. Later today, Classicalite will post exclusive performance videos of the highly acclaimed musical, 'Here Lies Love.'

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Public Theater's 'Here Lies Love' Coming to Webster Hall for Village Voice's 58th Annual Obie Awards >>

The Village Voice has announced that the 58th Annual Obie Awards at Webster Hall on Monday, May 20, 2013 will feature a performance from the amazing David Byrne and Fatboy Slim musical, 'Here Lies Love.'

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