LeAnn Rimes, Third Eye Blind and Tracy Chapman are among the artists who will perform during the two-day Ben & Jerry's and Rock the Vote One World One Heart Festival. This year's event is set for Aug. 23-24 at Bethel Woods in Bethel, N.Y., and will boast two stages of music as well as various activities for concertgoers.
It has been six years since "Sisters of Avalon," Cyndi Lauper's last album for Epic Records. In the meantime, she independently released "Shine," a five-song EP, and entertained hundreds of thousands of people through her opening slot on Cher's tour.
Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and vocalist Nancy Wilson have renewed their occasional collaboration that began with the 1984 album "The Two of Us." Lewis and Wilson gravitated toward the melodicism of pop and imbued that style of music with a jazz sensibility long ago, and that's essentially what's happening here.
Part of the second wave in EMI's "Classic Archive" DVD series—which restores long-unseen performances by great classical musicians—this program showcases the intense art of Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.