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Mozart, propagandist, in new rendering of old classic

The current version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute at Los Angeles Opera raises two essential artistic questions (plus, perhaps, eyebrows).

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Thrills are alive with sound of Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald revealed herself as not only possessing a stellar soprano voice, but also a sparkling wit, winning personality and a strong social consciousness and conscience.

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Skagos' “Anarchic” disregards the “laws” of its genre

Composed of two musical pieces, each over 30 minutes in length, the release offers a poetic perspective on the current state of the natural world.

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Locked-out musicians "devastated" by director's resignation

MINNEAPOLIS (PAI) -- Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, locked out of their jobs for the past year, were devastated by the Oct. 1 resignation of its music director, Osmo Vänskä, who quit when management refused to end the lockout in time for rehearsals for a concert at Carnegie Hall.

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New York City Opera files for bankruptcy

With the Oct. 3 announcement that New York City Opera is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the city and the entire country are losing a major cultural institution.

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Video: Springsteen sings “Nueva Canción” as tribute to people of Argentina, Chile

Bruce Springsteen has mustered his best Spanish in a tribute to the people of Argentina.

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Progressive U.S. singer banned from entering New Zealand

"You can't board that flight. You're not welcome in New Zealand."

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Stevie Wonder boycotts Florida, opposes “stand your ground” (video)

The 63-year-old singer said at a concert in Quebec City, Canada, on July 14, that until the law is abolished in Florida, he will "never" perform there again.

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"Liberation Music": Defining an era of protest through jazz

The music is representative of the free style era that bore it, but there is nothing obsolete about this compilation. It illuminate a period when musical expression played an important role in progressive politics.

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Big Road in Chelsea joins in with Make Music New York

On June 21, musicians from around New York provided an opportunity to stop, relax and enjoy music on a beautiful day during the city's Make Music New York celebration.

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