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The cancellation of The Metropolitan Opera’s worldwide HD broadcast of The Death of Klinghoffer has been widely reported in the press over the last several days. The Death of Klinghoffer has been met with controversy since its premiere in 1991, but the work has endured and received many new productions since then. The New York Times reports that the decision was made after discussions between The Metropolitan Opera and the Anti-Defamation League. Adams responded to the cancellation a day later, also in the Times, and today both the paper's chief classical music critic, Anthony Tommasini, and Editorial Board explain why they believe the Met's decision was a mistake.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, June 19, 2014|1 commentsTelluride Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off with Sets from Chris Thile, Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, and More
The 41st Anniversary Telluride Bluegrass Festival kicks off in Telluride, Colorado, this morning and continues through the weekend to coincide with the summer solstice, with performances from Chris Thile, who opens the festivities, Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers, as well as workshops from Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins, and Punch Brothers' Chris Eldridge and Noam Pikelny. As has become a Telluride tradition, Punch Brothers close out the weekend's proceedings with a late-night show in Sheridan Opera House Sunday night. The festival will stream live from KOTO.org.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, June 19, 2014|0 commentsDavid Byrne's "Here Lies Love" Is "One of New York’s Most Exhilarating Musicals," Says Washington Post
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love premiered at New York’s Public Theater in April of last year and returned this spring. The Washington Post's chief theater critic Peter Marks returned to see it, too, exclaiming: "It was a revisit that confirmed it as one of New York’s most exhilarating musicals–far sharper than any of the musicals that opened uptown in the Broadway season that just wrapped up." Ruthie Ann Miles, who plays Imelda Marcos, is "superb."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsArtist NewsWednesday, June 18, 2014|0 comments
Nonesuch Records releases the soundtrack to Richard Linklater's film Boyhood on July 8, 2014. Shot over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before the viewers’ eyes. The soundtrack spans the story's 12 years, with songs ranging from the year 2000 (Coldplay's "Yellow" and The Hives' "Hate to Say I Told You So") to 2013 (Yo La Tengo's "I’ll Be Around"). The album also includes the classic "Band on the Run," by Paul McCartney and Wings, and the debut of a new song written by Jeff Tweedy and performed by the father/song duo Tweedy, "Summer Noon."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News FilmArtist NewsWednesday, June 18, 2014|0 comments
The Museum of Modern Art has announced it will present a full-scale retrospective dedicated to Björk and her multifaceted work. The exhibition, simply titled Björk, draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s projects and her seven full-length albums—from Debut (1993) to Biophilia (2011)—to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance. The exhibition will be on view from March 7 through June 7, 2015. MoMA recently announced the acquisition of Björk's Biophilia App, the first app to enter its collection.