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http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/celebrating-year-nonesuch-music-2014-12-22Monday, December 22, 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, and the Nonesuch Journal takes a bit of a hiatus till the start of 2015, it's time to take a look back and remember all of the great and diverse music made by Nonesuch artists over the past year—a year in which we marked our 50th anniversary. Many Nonesuch artists and their recent Nonesuch releases have made music critics' and fans' year-end best lists in 2014. Here, in words and music and in chronological order, is a look back at the year in Nonesuch music.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/punch-brothers-rhiannon-giddens-chris-thile-edgar-meyer-2015-telluride-bluegrass-2014-12-19Friday, December 19, 2014Punch Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer to Play 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Punch Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, and the duo of Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer will be among the performers at the 42nd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, taking place June 18–21, 2015, the weekend of the summer solstice. The preliminary lineup for the much-loved Colorado event was announced earlier today, just before the winter solstice. Among the other performers are Thile's fellow Punch Brother Noam Pikelny, who will perform with fiddler Stuart Duncan.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-randy-newman-mandy-patinkin-jeff-tweedy-stephen-colbert-final-colbert-report-2014-12-19Friday, December 19, 2014
Randy Newman, Mandy Patinkin, and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy joined a panoply of performers, politicians, diplomats, musicians, actors, journalists, writers, athletes, Sesame Street notables and more for the final episode of The Colbert Report last night. Newman, at the piano, accompanied host Stephen Colbert and this cavalcade of stars, friends, and well-wishers, both in the studio and afar (even far, far away in outer space), to bid the show a fond farewell, singing a rousing rendition of the classic tune “We’ll Meet Again.” You can watch the stellar sing-a-long here.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-rhiannon-giddens-behind-scenes-apple-holiday-commercial-2014-12-17Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Rhiannon Giddens, who appears and sings in Apple's new holiday commercial, is featured in a new video that goes behind-the-scenes of the commercial, in which a young girl discovers an old Voice-O-Graph recording of her grandmother at a younger age (Giddens) singing the Gershwins' "Love Is Here to Stay," and uses GarageBand to reimagine the song in a modern context. In the new video, Giddens takes viewers inside a vintage Voice-O-Graph booth and reflects on the power of music to bring people together across distances, generational and otherwise. Watch it here.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/black-keys-conor-oberst-nickel-creek-robert-plant-npr-music-listeners-favorite-albums-2014-12-17Wednesday, December 17, 2014The Black Keys, Conor Oberst, Nickel Creek, Robert Plant Make NPR Music Listeners' Favorite Albums of 2014
Following recent announcements of NPR Music's favorite albums and songs of 2014, the listeners have had their say, as the poll results of the NPR Music Listeners Favorite Albums of 2014 are in. Featured among them are four Nonesuch Records releases: The Black Keys' Turn Blue, Conor Oberst's Upside Down Mountain, Nickel Creek's A Dotted Line, and Robert Plant's lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/audra-mcdonald-brings-lady-day-emersons-bar-grill-hbo-2014-12-17Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Audra McDonald will bring her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday from Lanie Robertson’s musical play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill to HBO. Filming before a live audience at Café Brasil in New Orleans this month, the special will feature McDonald in her history-making performance as the jazz icon. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill tells Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous. Audra McDonald became Broadway’s most decorated performer when she won her sixth Tony Award for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill earlier this year.