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An earthy R&B performer, he began his career in the 1950s, was sidelined by addiction, then was rediscovered in the ’90s by punk and garage rockers.
“Mississippi Goddam,” “La Bamba” and the Jay-Z album “The Blueprint” were among the 25 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress.
At the core of the “Ring” is the relationship between Wotan and Brünnhilde. The Metropolitan Opera’s old and new stagings offer divergent approaches.
The trumpeter’s bold new album, “Ancestral Recall,” offers the kind of slow-burning immersion that most of his recent records have only gestured at.
The company that controls the composers’ catalog cut a deal for 90 percent of the royalties for the singer’s remake of “My Favorite Things” just weeks before its release.
Dr. Nketia, who had an international presence, documented, analyzed and championed traditional music of the continent until his final days.
In her first album since 2015, the singer-songwriter discovers a fascination with mysticism and confronts childhood memories in unexpected ways.
The festival will feature a globally popular production of “The Magic Flute,” a new Mark Morris dance and a musical adaptation of a Langston Hughes poem.
The Chicago rapper topped the Billboard album chart for the first time with 176 million streams and 43,000 copies sold. Last year, he reached the Top 5 twice.
Jimmy López and Nilo Cruz’s work, about the experiences of immigrants, had its premiere with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Mr. Dale was known for “Misirlou,” which Quentin Tarantino used as the opening anthem to his film “Pulp Fiction.”
In an interview, the influential proto-punk frontman discusses the Sex Pistols, Lester Bangs, drugs and “Punk,” his new documentary series on Epix.
An unexpected tenor at the Met, a slew of reviews and a two-piano spectacle were among the highlights.
Accused of using its App Store to undercut competitors, Apple said Spotify was treated like all other developers that use the App Store.
To celebrate the opening, the library has issued limited-edition library cards featuring an image of the rocker.
Whether in the desert, the forest or a city, all of these festivals are notable for their settings, as well as fun extracurricular programming and highly curated, alternative lineups.
Christine Goerke nearly quit opera before becoming one of the world’s top dramatic voices. Now she faces her biggest test: Wagner’s “Ring” cycle.
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Gregory Kunde jumped into the second act, joining Anita Rachvelishvili as the starring couple in a strongly sung revival of Saint-Saëns’s opera.
Manfred Honeck led a Mozart program that dealt in themes of death and transcendence with an unusual version of the composer’s unfinished final work.