The group’s funk, disco and pop songs have been sampled over 1,800 times, but haven’t collected the same accolades as many contemporaries. A new boxed set takes a look back.
On short notice, he created the bird-on-a-guitar design that advertised the 1969 festival — and became a symbol of the era.
The Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is opera’s biggest star. But her career is in disarray because of her ties to Putin, and arts companies around the world are divided on whether to welcome her back.
Young violists and sax players in Brooklyn get reacquainted with their instruments, and with one another: “You have to play in harmony.”
Most of us with absent fathers think, “What about me?” We rarely stop to ask, “What about him?”
The season is almost here, finally, with all its sun-dappled splendor and glorious clichés.
Members of the K-pop juggernaut said in a video conversation that they wanted time to explore their individual artistic identities.
With Joaquina Kalukango’s high notes and Billy Crystal’s lowbrow jokes, the Tonys celebrated Broadway’s return after a tumultuous season.
His passion is playing percussion at salsa clubs, but Charlie Montoyo also thrives at his day job: managing the Toronto Blue Jays.
With trumpets, strings and serenades, their music traces the arc of life. It often accompanies moments of jubilation, but it can also speak to a community’s profound sorrow.
Wesley Morris has a revelation about Montell Jordan’s 1995 R&B hit.
Jacob Collier, the singer, songwriter and composer, who fancies crayon colors, clashing patterns and tie-dyed Crocs, doesn’t fit easily into any box. He’s OK with that.
Steven Schick, a renowned figure in contemporary music, had nearly burned out as a performer. But a new recording project shows he’s hardly finished.
He was a recording artist and songwriter himself, but he also played pivotal roles in the careers of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin.
She was the last surviving daughter of the baron and the would-be nun depicted in the stage musical and 1965 film.
A star-studded, 242-track trove of songs and poems inspired by birdsong is the latest project in a series of releases raising awareness about its own threatened sources.
The international song contest takes place in Italy this year. Here’s how the war in Ukraine has affected the competition and what to expect from this edition.
On any night of the week, New Yorkers can be found in piano bars that carry on the city’s tradition of live performance.
After nearly 22 years, Apple is stopping production of the devices that changed consumer electronics and led to the creation of the iPhone.
Ahead of this week’s final round, a writer and photographer went backstage for this state-versus-state competition based on Eurovision. The singers get it. Does America?
Her versatile vocals were a trademark, as was her comic stage patter. The character Annie Hall owed her a debt.
Earth Day was April 22nd, and its usual message—take care of our planet—has been given added urgency by the challenges highlighted in the latest IPCC report. This year, Ars is taking a look at the technologies we normally cover, from cars to chipmaking, and finding out how we can boost their sustainability and minimize their climate impact.
Gone are the days of going to Blockbuster to pick out a film for a night in. Physical media like CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, Sony’s weird PlayStation Portable UMDs, and countless other formats have been thoroughly dethroned thanks to a barrage of streaming services like Netflix—itself ailing at the moment—Amazon Prime, and Spotify.
For the first time in the past 17 years, CDs saw an increase in sales—of 1.1 percent, or 40.59 million units in 2021, compared to 40.16 million units the year prior. In 2021, people purchased 1.2 billion pieces of physical video media, compared to 6.1 billion a decade prior. Meanwhile, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, revenue from music streaming grew 13.4 percent to $10.1 billion in 2020.
The soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, replacing the Russian superstar Anna Netrebko at the Met in “Turandot,” wrapped herself in a Ukrainian flag for her curtain call.
The country music duo, made up of Naomi and Wynonna Judd, was to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.
“We come to forget it all,” one young musician said during the daily end of the fast. “The heat, the electricity cuts, the protests. Here, at least, we can sing.”
“Everything’s couched with hard jokes, but it’s also vulnerable,” the comic said of “The Bedwetter,” her new musical comedy.
The things we create are better when they come out of a specific, lived context.
Wesley Morris and Hanif Abdurraqib consider what’s lost when you breeze past the TV theme song.
With the opening of a big African American music museum, new retro bowling halls and a ramped-up food scene, Nashville just kept on growing over the last two years. A visitors’ guide.
The soul singer has been gone for more than half a century. Zelma Redding’s love affair with him — and his with Macon, Ga. — has never ended.
The Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter hosts a dinner series that has become one of the most coveted invites in Los Angeles.
The idea that musicians and their work are apolitical flourished after World War II, in part thanks to the process of denazification.
In the face of crisis, our critic turned to music that demanded that she relinquish control.
Listeners from around the world shared their teenage anthems. From Nat King Cole to One Direction, these are the songs that filled their adolescent hearts with longing and passion.
Her work spanned albums, public art installations, music for Shakespeare plays and touring with Radiohead.
A new exhibition at the country’s national history museum examines the strong feelings stirred by its most famous 19th-century composer.
For her English National Opera debut, the company’s new artistic leader, Annilese Miskimmon, has chosen a work she hopes can bring in a new audience.
Sixteen couples from across the country were married onstage during a three-day rock festival in Oklahoma City, and five others renewed their vows.
Shaina Taub’s new musical at the Public Theater tells the story of the women’s suffrage movement in the years leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment.
The municipal authorities in Frankfurt are backing the Museum of Modern Electronic Music, as Germany’s policymakers’ embrace clubbing as an economic force and part of the country’s heritage.
The singer “neither deliberately, nor subconsciously” stole from another songwriter when writing his 2017 hit, a British judge ruled.
Here’s your introduction to the shining, stirring sounds of a revolutionary period in cultural history.
Some comedians are questioning how the Recording Academy saw fit to bestow an award to someone who had admitted to sexual misconduct.
What are the awards at this point, and who benefits from them?
Black billionaires are rare, and a disproportionate number of them are performers. What does that much wealth do to your art?
Young artists brought dramatic performances, Doja Cat had an emotional moment at the microphone and Volodymyr Zelensky recorded a serious plea from Ukraine.
Jon Batiste won album of the year, Silk Sonic song and record of the year and Olivia Rodrigo best new artist at a ceremony where President Zelensky of Ukraine made an appeal for help.
Mr. Fries, who performed under the stage name C.W. McCall, was an ad executive before he scored a hit with “Convoy,” a CB radio-inspired ode to renegade truckers.
The Jamaican singer Spice is the first female hard-core dancehall artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the Best Reggae Album category.
In the 1990s, Jamie Krents was on tour with an indie rock group. Now he’s a family man in Brooklyn.