Tuesday, May 24, 2011|0 commentsNPR Contributor Covers Week in the Life of ICE Executive Director; Ensemble Performs on John Adams's "Son of Chamber Symphony"
John Adams's new album, featuring his Son of Chamber Symphony performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), led by Adams, and his String Quartet, performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, is out next Tuesday, May 31. All this week, NPR's Lara Pellegrinelli is following ICE's executive director, flautist Claire Chase, as she goes about her exhausting daily schedule, reporting via Twitter and preparing a piece to air at a later date on NPR.Read more|Journal Topics:Web/Technology RadioRadioFriday, May 20, 2011|0 commentsBen Folds Collaboration with Nick Hornby on "Lonely Avenue" "A Marriage Made in Some Bookish Corner of Heaven" (Brisbane Times)
Ben Folds has three more shows in his Australian tour, before heading to Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. He spoke with 774 ABC Melbourne radio about working with Nick Hornby on their album Lonely Avenue, which The Australian calls "a fine ensemble of adult pop songs ... He has a gift for seizing on the minutiae of everyday life and wrapping them in well-crafted melodies." The Brisbane Times says: "The musician's feel for the rhythm and emotional arc of a good story perfectly complements the novelist's lyrics."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews RadioRadioMonday, May 16, 2011|0 comments
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang recently performed songs from their new album, Sing it Loud, before a live audience at Apogee's Berkeley St. Studios in Santa Monica, California. The intimate set will be broadcast on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic this morning, along with what KCRW calls "a revealing interview" with the event's host, Anne Litt, starting at 11:15 AM PT. lang and the band launch their spring and summer tour exactly two weeks from today in the UK.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioFriday, May 13, 2011|0 commentsRandy Newman Appears on BBC's "Later," "The Strand," "Bob Harris Sunday"; Enter for Up-Close Tickets to "Jimmy Fallon"
Randy Newman performs three song off his newly release Songbook Vol. 2 on BBC Two's Later ... with Jools Holland tonight: "Birmingham," "Laugh and Be Happy," and "Same Girl." Newman posed on the set for the photo at left with fellow guest Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. He appeared on the BBC World Service show The Strand last night and is on BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris Sunday this weekend. Newman performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday; enter to win up-close seats to the NYC performance.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television RadioRadioWednesday, May 11, 2011|0 commentsAnna McGarrigle to Appear on NPR's "Fresh Air"; "Tell My Sister" Earns Five Stars in Financial Times
Anna McGarrigle will appear on NPR's Fresh Air today to discuss her relationship with her late sister Kate and the music they made together. Tell My Sister, a three-disc set comprising remastered versions of their first two albums and a collection of previously unreleased songs, is out now. The Financial Times gives the set a perfect five stars. Kate McGarrigle, who died of sarcoma last year, will be celebrated in a two-night tribute at New York’s Town Hall starting this week, with performances by Anna, Kate's children Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, and others.