Music News & Reviews

Music News & Reviews

Photo gallery: Billboard Music Awards red carpet

The Billboard Music Awards were handed out Sunday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and telecast live on ABC. The three-hour event featured Madonna paying tribute to Prince as well as performances from Celine Dion who recently lost her husband and brother Kesha, Justin Bieber, Pink and Rihanna. Take a look at who hit the right notes before the show on the red carpet and the ones whose looks fell flat.

National

Boycott over N.C. LGBT law hits more than music fans

Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, violinist Itzhak Perlman, Ringo Starr, Cirque Du Soleil and Maroon 5 have canceled performances in North Carolina over its restrictive new LGBT law. Arena workers, stagehands, restaurateurs, hotel employees and others say the mounting boycotts are hitting them hard in the pocketbook.

Entertainment

Dylan Fest honors a still living legend

In a year when the musical world is still mourning icons Prince, David Bowie and Merle Haggard, musicians of all genres and generations have been celebrating a still active legend — Bob Dylan — in an annual all-star concert series for 15 years.

Entertainment

NYC Opera announces 1st full season after bankruptcy

The revived New York City Opera announced its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy, planning 28 performances of six works in 2016-17 that include the U.S. debut of Antonio de Literes' "Los Elementos" and area premieres of Peter Eotvos' "Angels in America" and Tobin Stokes' "Fallujah."

 

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​Willie Nelson receives Gershwin Prize 00:52

​Willie Nelson receives Gershwin Prize

Not much mud, but lots of music and fun, at Kansas City’s Rockfest 01:10

Not much mud, but lots of music and fun, at Kansas City’s Rockfest

RecordBar opening for Middle of the Map 01:21

RecordBar opening for Middle of the Map

Mumford and Sons sing 'Timshel' 00:51

Mumford and Sons sing 'Timshel'

The Greeting Committee at SXSW 01:32

The Greeting Committee at SXSW

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The Creighton Organization grooving on First Friday

Dave Creighton on the organ, Jack Blackett on sax and Steve McLane on drums fill the air with jazz in front of YJ's Snack Bar, 128 W. 18th St., on First Fridays in the Crossroads.
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The Creighton Organization grooving on First Friday 02:13

The Creighton Organization grooving on First Friday

Not much mud, but lots of music and fun, at Kansas City’s Rockfest 01:10

Not much mud, but lots of music and fun, at Kansas City’s Rockfest

A peek at Lyric Opera's 'Carmen' 01:48

A peek at Lyric Opera's 'Carmen'

Jenee Osterheldt on Prince: 'The ability to be black and free and unapologetically yourself died today' 03:38

Jenee Osterheldt on Prince: 'The ability to be black and free and unapologetically yourself died today'