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Natasha Lyonne stars in 'Poker Face,' a Peacock howdunit

Jan. 23, 2023 23:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Known for her wise-cracking, quick delivery, Natasha Lyonne's newest role in the Peacock series “ Poker Face ” grants her an opportunity to play a character with a personality trait she's never played before. Lyonne's character, Charlie, likes people. ...

Met Opera concert to mark anniversary of Ukraine invasion

Jan. 20, 2023 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will mark the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine with a concert to remember victims of the war. Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Soprano Golda Schultz,...

Louisville Orchestra to travel across state for performances

Jan. 20, 2023 04:01 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Orchestra will begin a journey in May that will allow it to play for audiences across Kentucky. The concerts will be part of a tour called "In Harmony—The Commonwealth Tour of the Louisville Orchestra,” according to a statement Wednesday...

Terence Blanchard gets yearlong Lincoln Center celebration

Jan. 19, 2023 13:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Blanchard, the first Black composer whose work has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, will be given a yearlong celebration at Lincoln Center starting in March. The Met, New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard...

Matthew Kraemer named conductor of Louisiana Philharmonic

Jan. 17, 2023 13:25 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Conductor Matthew Kraemer will become the new music director for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in July, the orchestra announced Tuesday. Kraemer will succeed Carlos Miguel Prieto, who has served as musical director for 17 seasons. Kraemer, a...

Swift guitar, Eminem shoes among items in charity auction

Jan. 17, 2023 06:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift’s acoustic guitar, Eminem’s signed tennis shoes and an ensemble worn by a BTS member are among the items to be auctioned for charity next month. Julien’s Auctions said Tuesday the memorabilia from some of the most popular music performers will...

Youth attend workshop to learn about songwriting

Jan. 15, 2023 09:08 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Seven middle and high schoolers tossed around ideas as Andrew McKnight, a singer and songwriter, wrote them down on a white board. The students were brainstorming songs, using the idea of struggling to open a door as inspiration. Maybe opening a...

Review: Etta Marcus swings wide on 'Heart-Shaped Bruise'

Jan. 13, 2023 19:22 PM EST

“Heart-Shaped Bruise” by Etta Marcus (Polydor) Etta Marcus hates being called a sad girl. Her major label debut, “Heart-Shaped Bruise,” features its share of pain and loss, but the singer-songwriter comes out swinging from the opening track, “Nosebleed,” singing “I’m...

Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78

Jan. 11, 2023 19:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, has died. He was 78. Beck died Tuesday after “suddenly...

Daniel Barenboim leaves Berlin Staatsoper job after 30 years

Jan. 06, 2023 08:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Daniel Barenboim on Friday announced his resignation as the general music director of Berlin's Staatsoper, a job that he has held for over three decades, saying that his health has become too poor to carry on. The renowned conductor and pianist, who turned 80 in...