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  • Monday, November 5, 2007

    In this week's Onion, the A.V. Club asks actor Jason Schwartzman to set his iPod to shuffle and comment on what comes up. When he hits Randy Newman's "Living Without You," Schwartzman says: "This might be one of the most beautiful songs ever written."

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Sunday, November 4, 2007

    Caetano Veloso performed at Boston's Orpheum Theatre last Friday, and the Boston Globe reports on what was a full-on rock show by "the gifted and eclectic Brazilian superstar." With the focus of the concert on Caetano's latest album, the rock-influenced , "the setting was stripped-down and austere by the artist's standards, but the ideas were not."

     

    Journal Topics: On Tour Reviews
  • Sunday, November 4, 2007

    In this weekend's Telegraph (UK), Youssou N'Dour speaks with writer Peter Culshaw about the challenges of trying to bridge the sometimes conflicting musical tastes of the West, which often expects music from Africa to be more traditional, and those of his fellow countrymen, who tend to prefer a more modern sound. This can be seen in the title of his new record, Rokku Mi Rokka (Give and Take). Youssou also has kind words for his experience at Nonesuch. Writes Culshaw: "On Nonesuch, he feels that he is competing with fellow label artists such as the composer John Adams or the jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, artists who have 'integrity and respect,' like the label." 

    Journal Topics: Album Release News
  • Sunday, November 4, 2007

    Happy Birthday to Jonny Greenwood, who turns 36 today. On December 18, Nonesuch Records will release Jonny's score to the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Sunday, November 4, 2007

    In the special "Holiday Movie Preview" issue of Entertainment Weekly (with Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd on the cover), the magazine examines the new turn director Paul Thomas Anderson has taken with his latest film, There Will Be Blood, particularly with its score by Jonny Greenwood (due out on Nonesuch December 18). The two creators give EW the scoop on the story behind the music for the film, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a merciless early 20th-century oil tycoon.

    Journal Topics: News
  • Friday, November 2, 2007

    Entertainment Weekly's special "Holiday Movie Preview" issue hits newsstands this week, and peering ominously from its cover is Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd. Inside the issue is a one-on-one interview with Depp and an in-depth feature looking behind the scenes of the long-awaited film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical that puts to rest any question of its star's singing abilities. You can hear for yourself when the soundtrack is released on Nonesuch December 18. For now, EW says: "Johnny Depp can actually sing."

    Journal Topics: News
  • Friday, November 2, 2007

    Richard Goode will be Petroc Trelawny's guest on BBC Radio 3's Music Matters, the station's flagship classical music program, on Saturday, November 3. The two discuss Goode's 45-year career and the joy he finds in collaborating with Dawn Upshaw, with whom he'll perform next week at London's Southbank Centre. Music Matters begins at 12:15 GMT on Radio 3. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Friday, November 2, 2007

    InisdeBayArea.com examines the many ways in which Kronos Quartet has gone well beyond the confines of the traditional string quartet. "We haven't called ourselves a string quartet, I think, in the last 34 years," Kronos violinist David Harrington says. "I remember as a kid looking at the map—and at that point I had only played Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven—and thinking, 'God, what does the rest of the world sound like? I'm going to find out.'"

    Journal Topics: Artist News News
  • Friday, November 2, 2007

    The Washington Post's Going Out Gurus recommend the best spots in DC for taking in some art after the Smithsonian museums close for the night. The best bet for tomorrow night, November 3, is the opening of Furnishing the Self: Upholstering the Soul, featuring works by David Byrne in homage to the common chair. The multimedia exhibit includes "Macaroni," an embroidered piece on upholstery fabric, pictured at right, and runs through December 22 at the Hemphill Fine Arts gallery, 1515 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. The opening reception will be held Saturday, November 3, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday, November 2, 2007

    In today's Boston Globe, correspondent Siddhartha Mitter previews tonight's Caetano Veloso show at the Orpheum Theare. In Caetano's current artistic output, Mitter finds that the 65-year-old singer "still shows the restlessness that first earned him fame in the late 1960s." Yet for all the sonic surprises on the new, rock-influenced album , "the man's voice is as richly seductive and thoughtful as ever, and the lyrics ... offer intellectual and cultural queries presented in the Veloso manner, suffused with yearning and ambiguous eroticism."

    Journal Topics: On Tour
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007

    Last week, Laurie Anderson visited Melbourne, Australia, to present her latest work, Homeland, at the annual Melbourne International Arts Festival. In a report from the festival, the Guardian praised the piece from its "breathtaking" opening moments—"a fitting introduction to her finest show in more than a decade."

    Journal Topics: News On Tour
  • Thursday, November 1, 2007

    All Songs Considered has announced the next show in NPR's Live Concert Series: bluegrass masters Nickel Creek—Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins, and Chris Thile—live from their farewell tour, November 2, at the 9:30 Club in Washington. Boilen calls Thile, whose band Punch Brothers recently signed to Nonesuch, "one of the most amazing mandolin players I've ever heard."

    Journal Topics: Artist News

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