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Lake Street Dive stopped by the Bose studios to give a Bose Better Sound Sessions set, performing two songs from its Nonesuch Records debut album, Side Pony—"Godawful Things" and "Mistakes"—and sharing what music means to them. You can watch the session here. The band resumes its US tour in August and is on the road through November, when it heads to the UK and Ireland.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, June 20, 2016|2 comments
Audra McDonald joined scores of fellow members of the Broadway community last week to record Burt Bacharach / Hal David's "What the World Needs Now Is Love" for a new charitable initiative, Broadway for Orlando. The song, released by Broadway Records, is available to purchase at the label's site. The recording was made to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub; 100% of the proceeds from sales of the song will benefit the GLBT Center of Central Florida. Playbill filmed a music video of the recording, which you can watch here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoTuesday, June 7, 2016|0 commentsWatch: Audra McDonald Joins James Corden for Broadway Carpool Karaoke with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Krakowski
Audra McDonald, currently on Broadway in Shuffle Along, joined The Late Late Show host James Corden for a very special, all-Broadway Carpool Karaoke last night, along with Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda; Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, now on Broadway in Fully Committed; and 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski, now in She Loves Me. Corden, who hosts the Tony Awards this Sunday, and crew rode through NYC singing out show tunes from Hamilton, Rent, Jersey Boys, and, Les Misérables. Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoThursday, June 2, 2016|0 comments
Tigran Hamasyan was among the winners at the ECHO Jazz 2016 Awards. He took part in the awards ceremony held at Kampnagel in Hamburg on May 26, which was broadcast on NDR, receiving his award for International Instrumentalist of the Year, Piano, for his album Mockroot and performing the album track "Lilac." You can watch the performance here. Among the other winners were James Farm, named International Ensemble of the Year for its album City Folk, and Brad Mehldau, who received a special prize for his box set 10 Years Solo Live.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoVideoWednesday, June 1, 2016|0 comments
Laurie Anderson, in an interview with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark's Louisiana Channel, offers some sage advice to people both young and old. She suggests that applying a term as broad as "multimedia artist" to herself has helped keep her work from being pigeonholed and concludes: "Whatever makes you feel really free and really good, that's what to do. It's really simple." You can see what else she has to say in the video here. In another video, she discusses her correspondence with John F. Kennedy in 1960, which informed her new piece The Language of the Future: Letters to Jack.