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John Adams's 1991 opera The Death of Klinghoffer receives its Metropolitan Opera premiere tonight, the first of eight performances during the Met's 2014–15 season. This is the third Adams work to be staged at the Met, following Doctor Atomic and Nixon in China. The production is directed by Tom Morris, with David Robertson conducting and baritone Paulo Szot starring in the leading role.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, October 16, 2014|0 comments
Sam Amidon is the guest on today's episode of NPR's World Cafe. He is joined by guitarist Bill Frisell, who is featured on Amidon's new album, Lily-O, to perform four songs from the album: "Walkin' Boss," "Blue Mountains," "Your Lone Journey," and a web-exclusive take on "Groundhog Variations." The two also talk with World Cafe host David Dye about recording of the new album in Iceland and more. You can watch their performance of "Walkin' Boss" below and hear the complete session at npr.org.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoArtist NewsThursday, October 16, 2014|0 comments
Devendra Banhart and longtime friend, musical collaborator, and fellow singer-songwriter Andy Cabic (Vetiver) kick off a tour of California at the Berkeley Art Museum Friday, performing both individually and together in a casual mix of older and newer material. The tour continues with stops in Sonoma, Grass Valley, Chico, Felton, and Big Sur. Banhart is featured on the new collection Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell to benefit the Red Hot Organization's fight against AIDS.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsTuesday, October 14, 2014|0 comments
Nonesuch Records will release two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the band’s 20th anniversary: Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a 4-CD/4-LP box set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, and What’s Your 20?, a 2-CD compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. Both collections are available to pre-order now. Wilco appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on October 27 and will play six shows at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre in December, adding to the string of anniversary concerts.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist NewsTuesday, October 14, 2014|1 comments
Conor Oberst stopped by KEXP 90.3 in Seattle on his recent US tour. He was joined by Jonathan Wilson, who co-produced his new album, Upside Down Mountain, and his band to perform four songs off the album and a Bright Eyes tune and to talk with host Cheryl Waters. "We love everything he does," says KEXP. You can watch the session here. Oberst will perform at two holiday-season benefit shows in December: Holiday Cheer for FUV in NYC and the KCSN Benefit in Northridge, CA.