1. Philip Glass' 80th Birthday at Tibet House Benefit Concert Was a Message to the American People

    March 17, 2017 5:17 PM EDT Every year, Carnegie Hall hosts The Tibet House Benefit Concert featuring a flurry of iconic musicians, however this year felt different (and not just because it was Philip Glass ’ 80th birthday). But Glass’ celebratory event was more than just one big fête; it was a political statement. “We…

  2. Amsterdam Dance Event GM Richard Zijlma Talks Event Expansion & 2016 Must-Sees

    October 17, 2016 3:07 PM EDT Since its 1996 inception, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has grown and evolved into one of the foremost dance music industry conferences and club festivals of the year. In 2016, ADE reaches even further into the future with programs and panels that gather some of the brightest minds from not…

  3. Paul Simon on the 'Trial and Error' of Making New Album 'Stranger to Stranger,' Donald Trump and America's 'Addiction' to Anger

    June 23, 2016 12:33 PM EDT Paul Simon has a bit of a cold, and he knows where he caught it: on a plane a couple of days back. "I stepped off that flight, and I said, 'Uh-oh.' " Simon is in the midst of a two-month-long tour in support of his 12th studio album, Stranger to Stranger (Concord), and he…

  4. Yo La Tengo & Lambchop Team Up at Big Ears Fest Day 2

    April 04, 2016 2:34 PM EDT The name of the game for day two of Knoxville's Big Ears festival was teamwork, as fest-goers on Friday witnessed not just well-oiled communications machines -- like that of jazz composer Anthony Braxton, whose colleagues directed each other with coded hand signals -- but new and…

  5. Iggy Pop Performs David Bowie's 'Jean Genie,' 'Tonight' at Tibet Benefit Gig: Watch

    February 23, 2016 3:59 AM EST Iggy Pop has covered two works of his late, legendary friend David Bowie for a fundraising gig at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Pop performed "The Jean Genie" with members of the Patti Smith Group and "Tonight" (a song co-written by the pair and recorded separately by…

  6. 5 Crazy 'SNL' Musical Guest Moments That You Might Not Remember

    October 03, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Saturday Night Live enters its 41st season today (Oct. 3) with Miley Cyrus as host and musical guest. For episodes two and three, Cyrus is followed up by another two bona fide pop stars, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato .  Miley Cyrus Wants to Get Naked in 'SNL' Season Premiere But let us…

  7. Nonesuch Records President Bob Hurwitz Announces Gradual Departure

    September 29, 2015 7:00 PM EDT Bob Hurwitz , head of Nonesuch Records for the past 31 years (the label passed the half-century mark in 2014), has announced a long-lead exit from the label that will take place through next year, and conclude with Hurwitz becoming chairman emeritus in January, 2017.  “I have been at…

  8. Patti Smith, Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus Shine at Tibet House Benefit Concert

    March 06, 2015 2:22 PM EST It was a quarter of a century ago that the Tibet House Benefit Concert was first held, designed to raise awareness and funds for a charity which supports the preservation of Tibetan culture. Today, it's an event that regularly draws VIPs of music and culture and has included members…

  9. Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Talks Pete Rock and Run The Jewels, 'Preacher' and 'Ant-Man'

    January 29, 2015 2:14 PM EST Earlier this month, around the same time that Run The Jewels were preparing for an appearance on Conan , Axel Alonso , the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, was making public a variant cover of two books -- the soon-to-be-relaunched Howard The Duck and an issue of Deadpool -- both featuring…

  10. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will…

  11. Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs Seduces, Leona Lewis Performs & Yoko Ono Does Her Thing

    September 16, 2011 12:50 PM EDT The week of fashion, sparkle and diets of champagne and coffee has come to a close. As temperatures plummeted yesterday, the spring fashionistas fled the big, cold city in hopes of a warmer location for the upcoming fashion weeks. Some of the most anticipated shows of the season took to the…

  12. The Roots Draft Nas, Wiz Khalifa for Fourth Philly Picnic

    February 28, 2011 10:11 PM EST The Roots have drafted Nas , Wiz Khalifa and recent best new artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding for their fourth annual Roots Picnic concert, at hometown venue Festival Pier in Philadelphia, Pa. Also on the bill for the June 4 event are recently reunited rock outfit the Dismemberment…

  13. Win a George Harrison/Ravi Shankar Box Set

    October 20, 2010 3:20 PM EDT "Collaborations," a limited edition box set of sitar master Ravi Shankar's work with George Harrison, was released yesterday (Oct. 19) on Dark Horse Records. The set features the rare concert performance "Ravi Shankar's Music Festival From India" on DVD, three…

  14. Stars Rock Out For Tibet At Carnegie Hall

    March 01, 2010 9:06 AM EST Patti Smith , Iggy Pop , Regina Spektor and many others contributed to a potent sonic cocktail that rocked Carnegie Hall at the 20th Annual Benefit Concert for Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization charged with preserving Tibetan culture. An avid fan of Tibetan art since his teen years,…

  15. Thom Yorke Writes Songs For Free Tibet Film

    January 06, 2010 7:33 AM EST Thom Yorke , Damien Rice and Philip Glass have composed songs for a documentary film about Tibet. The Radiohead frontman has written three songs for "When The Dragon Swallowed the Sun," a film about the Free Tibet movement's ongoing struggle to gain autonomy from Chinese rule.…

  16. 'Anvil!' Wins IDA Documentary Award

    December 07, 2009 1:28 PM EST Sacha Gervasi's "Anvil! The Story of Anvil " won the feature documentary award at the International Documentary Assn.'s 2009 IDA Documentary Awards, held Friday night at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. The doc, which follows the fortunes of a Canadian heavy metal band ,…

  17. 'In C' Turns 45 With Reissue, Performance

    February 05, 2009 4:51 PM EST Terry Riley's landmark minimalist composition "In C" will be reissued March 24 on Sony Classical in celebration of its 45th anniversary. In addition, the piece will be performed April 24 at New York's Carnegie Hall by Riley and some of the participants from the original…

  18. The National Writing For New Album

    December 16, 2008 10:59 AM EST The National is "pretty far into the process of writing" its next album, which the band will record starting in April in group member Aaron Dessner's new home studio in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park neighborhood. The new album will be the follow-up to 2007's "Boxer"…

  19. New York Venue City Winery Preps For Opening

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a concert by Joan Osborne. City Winery, a new New York venue being launched by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, will open on New Year's Eve with a…

  20. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz bands, a 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss.,…

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