- Tuesday,March 14,2023
Hurray for the Riff Raff—aka Alynda Segarra—is featured singing harmonies on fellow New Orleans–based musician Esther Rose’s just-released song, “Safe to Run,” the title track to Rose’s forthcoming album, due April 21 on New West Records. You can watch the video for the track, directed by Rett Rogers, here.Monday,March 13,2023
David Byrne performed “This Is a Life,” the Oscar-nominated song from the Oscar-winning film Everything Everywhere All at Once, at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles last night with Stephanie Hsu, who herself was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film, and the band Son Lux, which was up for an Oscar for Original Score. You can watch their performance of “This Is a Life,” for which Byrne, Mitski, and Son Lux’s Ryan Lott were nominated for the Oscar for Original Song, here.Journal Topics: Artist NewsTelevisionVideoFriday,March 10,2023
“This week’s guest has a voice for the ages,” Sheroes host Carmel Holt says of Rachael Price. “That may sound like a bold statement to some of you, but those of you who have heard Rachael Price sing, either as the front woman of Lake Street Dive, or in her duo Rachael & Vilray, will know that it’s not hyperbole … Our guest has carved a seemingly limitless path for her instrument.” They talk about Rachael & Vilray's new album, the “superb” I Love a Love Song!, and much more. You can hear the episode here.Journal Topics: Artist NewsPodcastThursday,March 9,2023
Cécile McLorin Salvant performed in concert at Cabaret Sauvage in Paris broadcast live for the ARTE series Les Concerts Volants. She was joined by pianist Aaron Diehl for the show to perform songs from her new album, Mélusine, due March 24, and more. You can watch the set here.Wednesday,March 8,2023
Rhiannon Giddens and Molly Tuttle are featured in a new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit American Currents: State of the Music, which highlights significant developments in country music over the past year. The exhibit opened at the Nashville museum last night and runs until February 2024. Tuttle's display includes her grandfather's guitar and the clothing pictured on the cover of her Grammy-winning album Crooked Tree; Giddens's celebrates her Grammy-winning album They're Calling Me Home; her Carnegie Hall Perspectives series; her debut book, Build a House; and her opera Omar.Journal Topics: Artist NewsTuesday,March 7,2023
Rhiannon Giddens’s second book, We Could Fly, is due October 10, from Candlewick Press. The picture book, a companion to her debut book, Build a House, released last October, gives wing to a tale of grace and transcendence, with illustrations by acclaimed artist Briana Mukodiri Uchendu. The new book draws on lyrics from the song “We Could Fly,” which Giddens wrote with Dirk Powell and recorded for her 2017 Nonesuch album, Freedom Highway. It draws on a heritage of African folklore for a dialogue between a mother and daughter, paired with illustrations that celebrate love, resilience, and the spiritual power of the “old-time ways”—tradition and shared cultural memory—to sustain and uplift.Journal Topics: Artist NewsMonday,March 6,2023
David Byrne was the subject of a feature profile on the latest episode of CBS's 60 Minutes. He spoke with Anderson Cooper about his life and career, including his work with Talking Heads; his solo music; his hit Broadway show American Utopia’; his collaboration with Fatboy Slim Here Lies Love, which debuts on Broadway this summer; his online magazine Reasons to Be Cheerful; and the ongoing immersive experience he created in Denver with Mala Gaonkar, Theater of the Mind.Journal Topics: Artist NewsTelevisionVideoThursday,March 2,2023
Cécile McLorin Salvant has released the title track to Mélusine, her new album, due March 24, along with a video she created for it. You can watch it here. The album features a mix of originals and interpretations of songs dating as far back as the twelfth century, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyòl. The title track was written by Salvant.Wednesday,March 1,2023Carnegie Hall 2023–24 Season to Include Timo Andres, Julia Bullock, Gabriel Kahane, Kronos Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile
Carnegie Hall has announced its 2023–24 concert season, and among the performers taking the esteemed hall's stages are Timo Andres, Julia Bullock, Gabriel Kahane, Kronos Quartet (joined by Laurie Anderson, Attacca Quartet, Sō Percussion, and others), Brad Mehldau, and Chris Thile.Journal Topics: Artist NewsOn TourWednesday,March 1,2023
Rhiannon Giddens addressed an audience at The Juilliard School’s Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio on January 23 for the tenth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaker Series at Juilliard, where she is a Creative Associate. Giddens, who opens her speech with a performance of the traditional tune “Pretty Saro,” centers the talk around artists' responsibility to themselves, their creative process, and their community. You can watch it here.Tuesday,February 28,2023
“The Kronos Quartet in the world of classical music are like The Beatles,” says Tom Power, host of CBC’s Q. “They pack rooms all around the world. They’ve been doing it for 50 years now. And those rooms are filled with people who don’t typically listen to classical music. So ... what have they figured out?” Kronos Quartet artistic director, founder, and violinist David Harrington spoke with Power and tries to answer that question, among others. You can hear their conversation here.Journal Topics: Artist NewsPodcastRadioTuesday,February 28,2023
Actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, OBE, of the film Paddington 2 and the dramatic series Unforgotten, gives an unforgettable recitation of the lyrics to Rachael & Vilray’s song “Hate Is the Basis (of Love),” from their new album, I Love a Love Song!, out now on Nonesuch Records. You can watch it here.
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