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Music Review: Jimin's 'Muse' is charming, not necessarily innovative

Jul. 19, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Flying solo from the nest of a mega successful band is difficult, but BTS member Jimin did it with last year’s “FACE,” his first studio album under his own name. Finding that magic with a sophomore outing is always a much harder proposition. And doing so while serving South Korea's mandatory...

Music Review: Glass Animals weave heartstring-tugging vignettes on new album

Jul. 15, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

Love songs have existed for millennia but leave it to Glass Animals to give them a refreshing spin, where love isn't always a honeymoon phase or heartbreak — it's much, much more. The British indie-pop band, known for hits like 2014's “Gooey” or 2020's viral “Heat Waves," has...

Meyer appointed as director of Lausanne's Orchestre de Chambre, will leave La Scala in early 2025

Jul. 12, 2024 13:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Dominique Meyer has been appointed executive director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, effective July 15, the orchestra’s board of trustees said on Friday. Meyer, however, will remain superintendent of Milan's Teatro alla Scala until the end of his term on...

Music Review: Megan Moroney's charms grow stronger on sophomore album, 'Am I Okay?'

Jul. 12, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

It begins with the title track: “Am I Okay?” Megan Moroney, a storied student of country music — and an expert in the genre's ability to flip a turn of phrase and change its meaning in surprising and unexpected ways — does exactly that. It's a love song, a declaration that maybe, just...

Gary Ginstling surprisingly quits as New York Philharmonic CEO after 1 year

Jul. 11, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Ginstling surprisingly resigned as chief executive officer of the New York Philharmonic on Thursday after one year on the job. No reason was given for his departure, announced days ahead of Jaap van Zweden's final performances as music director, at Vail,...

Q&A: Ahead of orchestral tour, Beck says listening to classical music is a 'spiritual' experience

Jul. 05, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been 30 years since Beck released his breakout lo-fi anthem “Loser.” In the time since the song and its hit album "Mellow Gold,'' Beck has sought to shed the slacker image inadvertently linked with him. The versatile, genre-bending musician will...

Tarmo Peltokoski, 24-year-old Finnish conductor, to become Hong Kong Philharmonic music director

Jul. 04, 2024 08:27 AM EDT

Tarmo Peltokoski was hired Thursday to succeed Jaap van Zweden as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Peltokoski, at 24 far younger than most music directors, will start a four-year term in the 2026-27 season after serving as music director designate in 2025-26, the...

Movie Review: Eddie Murphy returns to Beverly Hills, which is good enough for everyone

Jul. 02, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

Judge Reinhold is in a truck barreling down the highway chased by angry cops when he turns to Eddie Murphy at the wheel and says something we're all feeling, “God, I missed you, Axel.” We all really did, but we get the sarcastic and sweet Axel Foley once again in Netflix's...

Arthur Crudup wrote the song that became Elvis' first hit. He barely got paid

Jul. 02, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

FRANKTOWN, Va. (AP) — Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup helped invent rock ‘n’ roll. His 1946 song “That’s All Right,” an easygoing shrug to a lover, would become the first single Elvis Presley ever released. Rod Stewart would sing it on a chart-topping album. Led Zeppelin...

Marsha Ambrosius' new 'CASABLANCO' album is just what Dr. Dre ordered

Jun. 29, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marsha Ambrosius was done with the demands required of a successful R&B star, including the wear-and-tear of touring and fickle music industry politics. She was at peace working behind the scenes and writing for other artists. But Dr. Dre had a prescription to rejuvenate her...