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American Modern Ensemble

American Modern Ensemble Presents 'BLUE' at SubCulture with Pianist Stephen Gosling and Blair McMillen, Works by Margaret Brouwer, Amanda Herberg, George Crumb and Frederic Rzweski >>

American Modern Ensemble will be performing “BLUE” at SubCulture featuring pianist Stephen Gosling and Blair McMillen. “BLUE” will celebrate the release of AME’s newest album, "Powerhouse Pianists II."


Guillermo of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Makes Broadway Debut in Disney's ‘Aladdin’ >>

Broadway isn’t just for the stars anymore, it’s also for their security guards! Jimmy Kimmel Live’s security guard and show sidekick, Guillermo, made his Broadway debut in Disney’s “Aladdin” this week.

Daevid Allen

Daevid Allen of Gong and Soft Machine has Six Months to Live, Issues Emotional Statement >>

Daevid Allen, frontman of the psychedelic rock groups Gong and Soft Machine, has issued a statement saying that he has cancer and only has six months to live.

Bettye LaVette

REVIEW: Bettye LaVette Brings Café Carlyle to Tears with Old Songs from New Album 'Worthy' >>

When you walk into Café Carlyle, it's clear that not just anyone can take the stage. It has to be SOMEBODY. Most recently, that somebody was the Great Lady of Soul, herself, Bettye LaVette.

The Iceman Cometh

Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy Star in 'The Iceman Cometh' at BAM >>

The Goodman Theater’s renowned, four-act epic drama "The Iceman Cometh" is coming to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a six-week engagement. The show stars Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in the revival of Eugene O’Neill’s portrait of hope and disillusionment.

Harper Lee

Sequel to Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" to be Released >>

With news of Harper Lee releasing a sequel to her pivotal novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” flying all through the media, many have begun to ask why the long-awaited novel is being published now, more than 50 years after the prolific "Mockingbird" was released.

Mica Levi

London Sinfonietta Presents 'Spectrum of Sound,' World Premiere of Mica Levi's 'Greezy' >>

The London Sinfonietta will present a two-part series titled “Spectrum of Sound,” exploring the advances in sonic manipulation. The first part of the series will feature the world premiere of Mica Levi’s -- famed for her work on the film "Under the Skin" starring Scarlett Johannson -- new work "Greezy." Other pieces include works by Iannis Xenakis, Claude Vivier and Georg Friedrich Haas.

Morton Subotnick

Morton Subotnick Performs at The Kitchen for 'Synth Nights' Series >>

Synth Nights, the electronic music series presented by The Kitchen, continues with multimedia performances from electronic pioneer Morton Subotnick.

Kim Gordon

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon to Talk at BAM, Book Signing for New Memoir >>

Kim Gordon, founder and bassist of the iconic rock band Sonic Youth, will be holding a talk at BAM titled “Unbound: Kim Gordon” in conjunction with the release her new memoir "Girl in a Band." Following will be a book signing.

John Carpenter

John Carpenter Releases 'Lost Themes': Appearance at BAM, Claims to Have Raised Dave Davies's Son >>

The rise of John Carpenter has come for all you horror fans. Well, I guess many would say it never really left. After the release of his first album "Lost Themes," Carpenter will be making a rare appearance Feb. 5 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to celebrate the album's release. Recently, he has been speaking to outlets about his musical process, his inspirations and his godson, Daniel Davies, son of Dave Davies of The Kinks, who Carpenter claims to have raised!

Beast of the Southern Wild

REVIEW: Wordless Music Orchestra, Lost Bayou Ramblers Make Magic with 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Score at Symphony Space >>

The connection between music and the movies has been, for as long as film has been around, synchronous. Miraculous heights in filmmaking have been reached by scores that transcend the viewing experience. Not just watching, but being sucked into the story--the sounds of strings and banjos swirling in an effervescent cloud that floats through us. Beasts of the Southern Wild is that kind of film. Whether it is vivacious cajun music or a melancholic string melody, the score takes you on a journey through an unbelievable world, just out of reach from your own imagination


Winifred Haun & Dancers Bring Back Acclaimed 'Promise,' Based on Steinbeck's 'East of Eden' >>

The acclaimed dance production "Promise" by Winifred Haun & Dancers will be returning to the stage in March at the Ruth Page Center in Chicago. "Promise" features a cast of more than 20 dancers and was based on the novel "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck.

Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas Subject of Miller Theatre's Composer Portrait Series >>

The Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts will continue its 2014-15 Composer Portrait series with prolific composer Augusta Read Thomas. The show will also feature the JACK Quartet and Third Coast Percussion.

James Baldwin

Harlem Stage 'Stranger on Earth' by Carl Hancock Rux Celebrates James Baldwin, Dinah Washington >>

Harlem Stage will present a new commissioned work by Carl Hancock Rux titled "Stranger on Earth." The production was made for the institution's "The Year of James Baldwin Centenary" celebration and will imagine a chance meeting between Baldwin and Dinah Washington in 1963, two of the era’s most iconic African Americans. The production will feature vocalist Marcelle Davies Lashley, who will interpret Washington's songs against a video montage by Onome Ekeh.

Simone Dinnerstein

EXCLUSIVE: Stream Simone Dinnerstein's "Rhapsody in Blue" from New Sony Classical Album 'Broadway-Lafayette' [PREMIERE] >>

Sometimes, though, we have the honor of being able to debut music by true legends in-the-making--someone of ever-increasing like pianist Simone Dinnerstein, that is. We'll get into specifics after the jump, but for right now...C-LITE has an exclusive listen to Ms. Dinnerstein’s "Rhapsody in Blue" (by George Gershwin, of course) from her forthcoming album Broadway-Lafayette, releasing via Sony Classical on February 24.

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