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U.K. Piano Star James Rhodes Tweets of Stolen Solti 'Ring' CDs >>

British pianist James Rhodes is used to reaching out to new audiences for classical music. His albums on, variously, Warner and Signum, have titles such as 'Bullets & Lullabies,' 'Now Would All Freudians Please Stand Aside' and 'Razor Blades, Little Pills and Big Pianos.'

Classicalite's Liner Notes for Joyce DiDonato's 'ReJoyce'

Classicalite's Liner Notes for Joyce DiDonato's 'ReJoyce' >>

Regarding 'Diva, Divo:' Not since Tiresias, in Thebes, has a gender-bend been more dramatically wrought. Humble, never haughty, wethinks the pride of Prairie Village, herself--Kansas' native mezzo Joyce DiDonato--still puts on her breeches one glorious aria at a time.


Classicalite's Top 12 Tracks for Joyce DiDonato's 'ReJoyce' >>

Featuring music by Rogers and Hammerstein, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Rossini, Handel, Berlioz and more--all performed by our favorite diva/divo.

Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins Dumped by Warner Bros. for Diva Behavior >>

Both The Telegraph and The Mail are reporting that, after a half-decade together, Katherine Jenkins has been dumped by Warner Music Group for excessive demands regarding the cost of her personal grooming.

UPDATE: Joyce DiDonato's #JoyceAndMe Fan Project Now Has an Album Title [VIDEO] >>

Fast-forward to about the 3:00 mark to hear Joyce DiDonato mention the name of a certain Classicalite editor!

Janelle Monáe feat. Chicago Symphony Orchestra #PHOTOS >>

LIVE from Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center (May 20, 2013).


Joyce DiDonato Launches Exciting New Project for Fans: #JoyceAndMe >>

Joyce DiDonato, one of Classicalite's favorite mezzo-sopranos, has just launched a new, crowd-sourced campaign that's allowing fans to choose various elements of her upcoming 'Greatest Hits' compilation--celebrating an entire decade of recording with Virgin and EMI Classics.

Janelle Monáe feat. San Francisco Symphony #PHOTOS >>

LIVE from Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (May 16, 2013).

Katherine Jenkins Twitter Defense, Supported by Katie Price and Amy Childs, for Amazing Finish at the 2013 London Marathon...Hallelujah! >>

Responding to the latest development in this week's ongoing Jenkinsgate, Katherine Jenkins has taken to Twitter to defend herself--all the while receiving support from British royalty like Katie Price and Amy Childs.

Fazil Say

Fazil Say Trial: Turkish Pianist Sentenced for Twitter Insults Against Islam >>

Today, atheist pianist Fazil Say got handed down a controversial 10-month jail sentence for his previous anti-Muslim remarks on Twitter.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Penalty at Masters: His Twitter Statement >>

Earlier today, Tiger Woods was assessed a two-shot penalty for a bad drop he took on Friday. Ultimately, Tiger Woods was allowed to continue playing in the 2013 Masters from Augusta, Ga.

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