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  • Tuesday, June 17, 2008

    The 2008 JVC Jazz Festival New York got under way earlier this week and continues through June 28 at venues throughout the City, including Carnegie Hall, where the Brad Mehldau Trio will play this Sunday in Zankel Hall in a program titled "A Taste of Genius," and the Greenwich Village club Le Poisson Rouge, where Bill Frisell's new trio will make its New York debut this Thursday.

    Journal Topics: On Tour
  • Friday, June 13, 2008

    Works by John Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Frederic Rzewski, Bill Frisell, John Zorn, John Cage meet the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's second annual 8 Days in June music festival, which kicks off tonight. It's a multidisciplinary affair aiming to examine the relationship between music and the explosive changes of the 20th and 21st centuries and harness the "The Power of Change."

    Journal Topics: On Tour
  • Thursday, June 12, 2008

    Tune in to the Late Show with David Letterman tonight to watch Emmylou Harris perform the song "Shores of White Sand" off her latest Nonesuch release, All I Intended to Be. The show begins at 11:35 PM ET on CBS stations across the country. Earlier in the day, Emmylou will perform live at New York's flagship Barnes & Noble store, in Union Square, beginning at 7 PM. The event, part of the store's One on One series, will be hosted by Katherine Lanpher, who will lead a discussion with the singer/songwriter as well.

    Journal Topics: Television
  • Thursday, June 12, 2008

    k.d. lang received an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of Alberta in her native Canadian home province. In her acceptance speech during the university's commencement ceremonies in Edmonton, k.d. exhorted the university's graduates to dedicate their lives to helping others.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Thursday, June 12, 2008

    "Mr. DJ, can you play another song?" With those five words, David Byrne accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award from label mate and friend Laurie Anderson at the 12th annual Webby Awards ceremony Tuesday night in New York City. The Webbys, honoring the best of the internet, limit speeches for all recipients to just five words, making for some fittingly creative efforts on the part of award winners.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Thursday, June 12, 2008

    Congratulations to Punch Brothers' Chris Thile has been nominated for a 2008 Americana Award by the Americana Music Association. Chris joins an esteemed group of nominees in the Instrumentalist of the Year category, which also includes Sam Bush, Gurf Morlix, and Buddy Miller, who appears on Emmylou Harris's new album, All I Intended to Be.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    In celebration of this week's release of Emmylou Harris's new album, All I Intended to Be, Epiphone guitars and Nonesuch Records are teaming up to offer fans the chance to win a new Epiphone EJ-200 acoustic guitar and a copy of the new CD.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    Emmylou Harris, one day after the release of her latest album, All I Intended to Be, stops by the WNYC studios to discuss the new album on today's episode of The Leonard Lopate Show. The show begins at noon ET on 93.9 FM in the New York City area and can be heard around the world live online at wnyc.org. Also on today's show, Lopate takes a look at the rise of a new generation of liberal media, including Jon Stewart and MoveOn.org.

    Journal Topics: Radio
  • Tuesday, June 10, 2008

    Emmylou Harris's new album, All I Intended to Be, hits stores today. "Like cool water on a hot day," writes the Boston Globe's Sarah Rodman, "Emmylou Harris's bruised-angel voice remains a welcome balm." After visiting the Today show this morning, Emmylou spends a few more days in New York City to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday night and, earlier that evening, at the flagship Barnes & Noble store in Union Square, beginning at 7 PM.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Reviews Television
  • Tuesday, June 10, 2008

    The 62nd Ojai Music festival came to a close Sunday night as it began the Thursday before, with the music of featured composer, Steve Reich. It was Reich's first time at the event since he gave the West Coast premiere of his Four Organs there in 1973. This time around, it was So Percussion that performed the piece, and there was plenty more of the composer's work to be heard throughout the event's four days.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Tuesday, June 10, 2008

    David Byrne will receive a special Webby Lifetime Achievement Award tonight at the 12th annual Webby Awards Gala at New York's Cipriani Wall Street, hosted by master of ceremonies Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live. The Webbys are the leading international award recognizing excellence on the Internet. Byrne's Playing the Building, a special, site-specific sound installation at New York City's Maritime Building, has been the talk of the town since it opened on May 31 ...

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Tuesday, June 10, 2008

    T Bone Burnett joins Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, and the Raising Sands band tonight at Madison Square Garden for the first of two nights at the famed New York City venue. He stopped by the WNYC studios yesterday to talk with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about his latest release, Tooth of Crime, and his fight for high-fidelity sound quality. You can listen online anytime at wnyc.org.

    Journal Topics: Radio

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