Olivia Newton-John, Pop Singer and ‘Grease’ Star, Dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, who sang some of the biggest hits of the 1970s and ’80s while recasting her image as the virginal girl next door into a spandex-clad vixen — a transformation reflected in miniature by her starring role in “Grease,” one of the most popular movie musicals of its era — died on Monday at her ranch in Southern California. More...

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By admin On Sunday, August 7th, 2022
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Kylie Minogue Mixes Her Signature Cocktail

Kylie Minogue’s early experiences of alcohol were not especially glamorous — canned drinks with teenage friends, boxed wine at family barbecues. But Ms. Minogue, 54, the only female artist to have topped More...

By admin On Sunday, August 7th, 2022
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A Road Trip to Sample America’s Many, Many Music Festivals

Four classical music festivals. Three children. Two exhausted parents, with a brave grandfather in tow. One bedraggled minivan. It’ll be fun, my wife promised me. Surprisingly, it was. While some of my colleagues More...

By admin On Saturday, August 6th, 2022
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Carly Rae Jepsen’s Brand-New Boy Problems, and 7 More New Songs

Boy problems? Carly Rae Jepsen’s got them in spades on “Beach House,” a cheeky earworm from her forthcoming album “The Loneliest Time.” Jepsen employs her deadpan sense of humor as she lists off the More...

By admin On Saturday, August 6th, 2022
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The Composer Huang Ruo on Illusion and Betrayal in ‘M. Butterfly’

The question from the Chinese-born composer Huang Ruo came out of the blue: Would David Henry Hwang, the American playwright, consider adapting his Broadway hit “M. Butterfly” for the opera stage? It was More...

By admin On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Mary Ellin Barrett, Daughter and Defender of Irving Berlin, Dies at 95

But her account of family life helped reconcile Berlin the artist and Berlin the man. She recalled her father making head-spinning comparisons between their childhoods. Young Mary Ellin got a scar from falling More...

By admin On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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A Gothic Rock Cottage Fit for a Bat Out of Hell

Jim Steinman, who died last year at 73, left behind one of the most distinctive catalogs of music in history, filled with chart-topping hits written for the likes of Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler and Celine Dion. More...

By admin On Friday, August 5th, 2022
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‘Mija’ Review: Hitting the Notes

In this documentary, a new generation of Mexican American musicians reflect the nuances of their realities on both sides of the border. Source link  More...

By admin On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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The Pedal Steel Gets Its Resurrection

That evolution is accelerating: The modern steel icon Greg Leisz played on half of Daft Punk’s final album, while the funk band Vulfpeck recently commissioned the Los Angeles whiz Rich Hinman to interpret More...

By admin On Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Rzewski for Lovers? A Pianist Mines a Prickly Modernist’s Gentler Side

The renowned composer and pianist Frederic Rzewski, who died last year, was celebrated for the committed nature of his leftist politics as well as his music. On the political front, he tended to walk the walk More...

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