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At 75, Tanglewood's Student Program Holds Focus On New Music And People Making It

The Boston Symphony's summer program for young musicians has long been commissioning works and fostering new talent.

20 Years A Musician, Mike Flanigin Reflects On Firsts

After two decades as a working musician, the Texas organist is releasing his debut album, The Drifter. Its title track takes him back to his first blues record.

Watch Kali Uchis Browse D.C. Record Stores Som And Joint Custody

Soul/R&B singer Kali Uchis abandoned the D.C. area for Los Angeles not long ago, but she shows D.C. record shops some love in a new video produced by Fact....

Get To Know Chip Py, The Go-Go Photographer With A DIY Talk Show About D.C. Music

While the Corcoran’s 2013 exhibit “Pump Me Up” might have conditioned some to think of the D.C. area’s homegrown funk as a dusty artifact, the go-go scene is still kicking — and Chip Py is one of...
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 14, 2015

You can see a modern rock opera or check out a burlesque performance set to live music.


Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Tells The Epic Story Of Hip-Hop And N.W.A

The original members of N.W.A produced the film, which opens nationwide Friday. Like the group's story, the making of Straight Outta Compton — which took 11 years — is filled with drama.

On ‘Rain,’ Color Palette Goes Full-On Sad Synth-Pop

Color Palette mastered an ’80s jangle sound on earlier single “Heartless.” On its newest song, the D.C. band sounds tuned into another style from that era — synth-pop — but it adds some key updates...

First Listen: Christian Rich, ‘FW14′

If you want to understand how the hip-hop/R&B production duo Christian Rich operates, listen to the first two tracks of its debut album, FW14. The intro, “Yellow Moon,” is 40 seconds of...

First Listen: Mick Jenkins, ‘Wave[s]’

Mick Jenkins’ 2014 release The Water[s] helped establish him as one of the stronger voices in Chicago’s vibrant, diverse (and crowded) hip-hop scene. While the locally popular drill and...

First Listen: Arturo O’Farrill, ‘Cuba: The Conversation Continues’

Last December, the night before Barack Obama announced that he would seek to update U.S. relations with Cuba, Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra played a gig at Havana’s U.S....