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Danny Elfman

2015 Lincoln Center Fest Opens with Danny Elfman's "Music From the Films of Tim Burton," Performers Include Cleveland Orchestra, Druid Theatre and Cheek by Jowl >>

The 2015 Lincoln Center Festival will kick off with a multimedia showcase of Danny Elfman’s “Music from the Films of Tim Burton.” Other performance include works by the Cleveland Orchestra and stage troupes, the Druid Theatre Company of Ireland and Cheek by Jowl.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway Returns to the Stage in Public Theater's 'Grounded' >>

Anne Hathaway returns to the stage as the lead in The Public Theater’s production of "Grounded," directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor.

Harriet Cohen

Mark Bebbington Presents 'You Don't Have to Be Jewish' Featuring World Premiere of Lost Works by Harriet Cohen >>

English pianist Mark Bebbington will present “You Don’t Have to Be Jewish," a concert about Jewish musicians and the Jewish influence. The concert will present the world premiere of four lost works by pianist Harriet Cohen. George Gerswhin's songbook as well as works by Debussy, Arthur Bliss and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco will also be presented.

Royal Opera at the Palace of Versailles

Opera Atelier Announces Regular Engagement at the Palace of Versailles >>

Opera Atelier, the busiest touring opera company in North America, has announced that it will be regularly appearing at the Royal Opera at the Palace of Versailles in France every other season.

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Announces "Fifty for the Future" With Carnegie Hall >>

The Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association, in partnership with Carnegie Hall, has announced “Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.” Beginning with the 2015-16 season, the project will commission a collection of 50 new works, 10 per year over five years, devoted to the most recent approaches to the string quartet.

Danish National Chamber Orchestra

Danish National Chamber Orchestra Raises Money to Stay Open >>

The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, which was on the brink of shutting down after funding for the ensemble was canceled, has raised enough money from private donations to keep the orchestra open. The DNCO learned last year that on Jan. 1, 2015, it would be shut down due to budget cuts.

Rachel Barton Pine

EXCLUSIVE: Violinist Rachel Barton Pine Talks Mozart with Marriner and St. Martin, Childhood Poverty and Adult Tragedy, How to Play Your Own Cadenzas >>

No, Rachel Barton Pine is not a stranger to Mozart. In fact, you may even call her an expert. On January 13, for Avie Records, the acclaimed violinist released 'Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante K364'--accompanied by Sir Neville Marriner's Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Ever the scholar, and well before any mics were placed, Pine spent a lot of time reading, listening and absorbing as much as she could about that celebrated son of Leopold


Smithsonian Plans New Exhibition Space in London >>

The Smithsonian has announced that it is considering opening new exhibition space in east London’s cultural quarter in Olympic Park. This will be the first time the 168-year-old museum will expand beyond the United States.


[UPDATE] Seoul Music Awards Apologizes After Taeyeon of Girls' Generation Falls Through Stage >>

An apology statement has been released by the Seoul Music Awards after news that Taeyeon of popular K-pop group Girls’ Generation fell through a hole in the stage while performing at the ceremony.

Ladies Code

[UPDATE] Prosecutors Appeal for Harsher Sentence for K-Pop's Ladies' Code Manager >>

Prosecutors are appealing the year and two month sentence given to Ladies’ Code manager and asking for a harsher sentence. Known only by his last name, Park was found guilty of causing the fatal car crash that killed groups members, EunB and RiSE, and seriously injured another member, Sojung.

Stile Antico

Miller Theatre Continues Early Music Series With 'From the Imperial Court' >>

The 2014-15 Early Music series at The Miller Theatre at Columbia University's School of the Arts will continue with “From the Imperial Court” featuring Stile Antico.

Davide Livermore

[UPDATE] Davide Livermore Replaces Helga Schmidt as Art Director of the Palau de les Arts in Valencia >>

Helga Schmidt, the former art director of The Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain, who was suspended, arrested and released after financial irregularities appeared at the opera house, has been replaced. Davide Livermore, head of the Teatro Baretti in Turin, Italy, has been named the new art director.

Adam Guettel

New York Festival of Song Presents 'NYFOS Next' Feat. Adam Guettel, George Steel, Paul Moravec and Bright Sheng >>

The New York Festival of Song is back with “NYFOS Next,” a three-day, premiere-filled concert at OPERA America’s National Opera Center. This year’s concerts include works by Adam Guettel, George Steel, Paul Moravec and Bright Sheng.

The Suffers

The Suffers Release New EP 'Make Some Room,' Set Out on Tour in Feb. >>

The Suffers, the award-winning, 10-piece soul collective from Houston, have recently released their new EP "Make Some Room," and after doing so they will set out on a West Coast tour starting in February.

David Byrne

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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