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Classical Composer Ezra Laderman Dies at 90

Laderman wrote for soloists like Yo-Yo Ma and led numerous professional organizations, including a stint as president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Troy Carter

Troy Carter's Atom Factory Debuts News Vertical Smashd, which debuted March 2, is a new online news vertical founded by Troy Carter (Atom Factory) dedicated to uncovering the personalities and trends in “tech, culture and hustle,” in the site’s parlance. Smashd is the result of a six-month plan hatched between Carter and Lori Kozlowski, a former writer-editor at Forbes who focused on covering entrepreneurs and the L.A. startup scene.
Pete Seeger aboard the Clearwater

Artists To Celebrate Legacy of Pete Seeger at Clearwater Festival

The legacy of the late Pete Seeger—as a musician, social activist and environmentalist—will be celebrated June 20-21 at the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival by just-announced artists including the Mavericks, Neko Case, Guster, Ani DiFranco, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Blind Boys of Alabama, Angélique Kidjo, and more.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces First-Ever Induction Sponsor

As the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame readies the 30th anniversary of its annual Induction Ceremony, to be held April 18 at Cleveland's Public Auditorium, the organization will also host another milestone this year -- its first corporate sponsor.