The real problem is the obsessive engagement with social media platforms that encourages attention-seeking behavior, and rewards it.
In no way was the recognition that Ira Sullivan received commensurate with his skill.
The Kentuckian’s message is one of both heritage and empathy — and the necessity of both.
The delicious cheekiness of the film is to present a story about two gay immigrants as a swooning romantic epic spanning years.
Are our theaters indifferent, craven, or complicit? Take your pick.
This 1969 concert by the Thelonious Monk Quartet was produced by a high school student and recorded by his school’s janitor. It presents this particular group at its optimistic best.
The shared baseline of these conversations is that there are no good old days to go back to. If the cultural sector in the United States returns to the ways things were organized in February, 2020, with all the inequity and unsustainability that implies, we will have failed.
Playing vinyl involves holding something in your hand, putting a needle down and, at least on my high end system, listening to sound quality that can mesmerize.
Of all the musicians who were harbingers of change, none has had the long-term influence on young musicians that John Coltrane has had.
Rossini’s Zelmira is a powerhouse opera that features two coloratura tenors and equally demanding roles for soprano and mezzo.