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  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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    Rob Mazurek, whose new Exploding Star Orchestra album, Dimensional Stardust, is due November 20 on International Anthem / Nonesuch Records, has released a new album track, "Parable 3000 (We All Come From Somewhere Else)." A visualizer for the song, featuring video by Mathieu Constans, can be seen here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Monday, November 9, 2020
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    Punch Brothers present Live from Blackbird, a pair of livestreamed performances from Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN, where they made their 2012 album Who’s Feeling Young Now? and where they are currently at work on their next record. The shows begin at 8pm ET the next two Sundays: November 15 and November 22. The band members reunited this week for the first time since before the pandemic began. Each Live from Blackbird concert will be unique, with no repeated songs. A VIP option is also available and includes a Q&A with the band at the end of the livestream, accompanied by cocktails; VIP ticket buyers will be sent a cocktail guide with recommended recipes.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020
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    Mountain Man has released its performance of the traditional English folk song "Greensleeves," the latest in the trio's series of cover singles. "'Greensleeves' is one of our favorite winter songs," says Mountain Man. "It occupies a strange melodic balance point between crystalline winter whimsy and the kind of grim determination required to embark into the emotional wilds of the holiday season."

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Sunday, November 1, 2020
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    A 2020 update to Chris Thile's song "Thank You, New York," featuring Gaby Moreno, from his 2017 album Thanks for Listening, is the setting for choreographer Justin Peck's new piece, which the New York City Ballet premiered. The performance, choreographed and directed by Peck, with cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes, is the culmination of NYCB's five-week digital fall season. You can watch the piece, featuring dancers Christopher Grant, Sara Mearns, Georgina Pazcoguin, and Taylor Stanley filmed at several locations around NYC, along with an interview with Peck and Lipes, here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Dance Video
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020
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    Lake Street Dive continues its annual Halloween tradition of costumed cover-song videos with a performance of The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down," which you can watch here. The video was filmed on the roof of a Brooklyn brownstone, à la Let It Be, by Johnny Frohman, with audio by Robin MacMillan, for the band's latest online Lounge Around Sounds Variety Hour episode, "Halloween Spooktacular!," from earlier this week. The next session, "ThanksForGiving," will take place on November 23.

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  • Friday, October 30, 2020
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    Pat Metheny has released a video for "America Undefined," the opening track to his critically acclaimed album From This Place, which you can watch here. The new video, by Robert Edridge-Waks, follows a video for the album's title track, released earlier this week.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
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    Natalie Merchant took part in the Hudson Valley Votes virtual concert and rally earlier this month to get out the vote in the US election. The event raised funds for Common Cause, which works to strengthen democracy in America. Merchant was joined by Simi Stone to perform her song "This House Is on Fire," which you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
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    Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris reunited with Rodney Crowell to perform "Love Hurts" for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s BIG NIGHT (At the Museum) benefit event, which aired last night. For the performance in the museum, which you can watch here, Harris plays the 1961 Martin New Yorker acoustic guitar of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, who wrote the song. Harris famously recorded "Love Hurts" with the late Gram Parsons.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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    David Byrne was on The Late Late Show with James Corden to discuss the new Spike Lee–directed HBO film of his American Utopia on Broadway and share some reasons to be cheerful he's found in a decidedly un-ghost-town-like New York City and on a trip to Staten Island in particular. You can watch the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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    Rhiannon Giddens has composed a new song, "Best Day / New Day," for NPR's Morning Edition Song Project, in which musicians create an original song about the COVID-19 era. Giddens and Francesco Turrisi talk with Morning Edition host David Greene about the song, life during the pandemic, and its context in world history. You can hear the conversation and the song here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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    Vagabon has released a live performance video of her song "Water Me Down," from her 2019 self-titled album. It was filmed by Justin Carlson during the same session as her performance of the song for Rolling Stone's first Fridays for Unity event on October 16 to support the Future Now Fund and help get out the vote. You can watch the video here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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    Dawn Upshaw has been named among the inaugural ten inductees to the Opera Hall of Fame. The Opera Hall of Fame, established this year on the occasion of OPERA America's 50th anniversary, recognizes the achievements of outstanding living American artists, administrators, and advocates who have strengthened the art form and the field. The 2020 inductees will enter the Opera Hall of Fame alongside those formerly recognized through the NEA Opera Honors, from 2008 to 2011, including John Adams. An induction ceremony for the inaugural class will be held in early 2022 in New York City.

    Journal Topics: Artist News

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