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Countdown Begins for Shed Opening

January 9, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
New York City will add a flashy new arts facility to its cultural landscape when The Shed opens on April 5. Designed by the creative team of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group and sited on the Hudson Yards development on … » Read

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Bachtrack's 2018 Classical Musical Stats

January 8, 2019 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
According to London-based website Bachtrack ’s annual survey, the year 2018 saw nearly 20,000 concerts performed; 9,713 operas; and 3,297 dance performances. It’s not clear how far the numbers go beyond Europe and/or North America, … » Read

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Coming Soon, Live (from the Dead): Glenn Gould and Amy Winehouse

January 8, 2019 |
Taylor Grant, Musical America
A hologram musical performance may well be on the way to a concert hall near you. A few months ago a virtual likeness of Roy Orbison, dead since 1988, appeared in several North American venues to decidedly mixed reviews. Diva Maria Callas is also … » Read

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Prototype Coming Attractions: 4.48 Psychosis

January 7, 2019 | Mike Silverman, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Depression, rage, suicide: These are the dark ingredients of the last play written by Sarah Kane before she killed herself at age 28. Now an operatic version, as dazzling as it is disturbing, is having its U.S. premiere. … » Read

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Billboard's 2018 Top 50 Classical Albums Are Mostly Not, Really

January 7, 2019 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Billboard’s top ten best-selling “classical” albums of 2018 is, er, instructive. Topping the charts is Andrea Bocelli’s Si , described as a “celebration of love, family, faith, and hope” that features among its … » Read

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Trump Tax Cut May Reduce Charitable Giving

January 4, 2019 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
One likely consequence of the 2017 Trump tax cut is a decline in charitable giving, estimated by one study to total from $13 to $20 billion, or 3 to 5 percent of the 2017 total of $410 billion. Half of all not-for-profit groups depend on … » Read

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