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examples of how different Afro-Cuban styles are created, what each instrument does, text explaining
the history and structure of the music, etc. "This will be the Salsa Bible for years to come." Sonny
Bravo, Tito-Puente's pianist.
THE ‘TREAT YOU BETTER’ AND ‘STITCHES’ SINGER, 18, CURRENTLY HAS THE NO. 1 ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY
WITH THREE MINOR HITS IN A 50-YEAR CAREER, Iggy Pop was never really a rock star, yet he has become one of rock’s most beloved figures. It’s not just because he’s an arresting front man, having invented the stage dive and the dubious tactic of rollin
ELIMINATED ON AMERICAN IDOL, TODRICK HALL CAME OUT AS GAY AND FOUND FAME ONLINE—NOW HE’S LIVING HIS DREAM
WITH CLASSICS LIKE ‘HALLELUJAH,’ THE MUSICIAN WENT BEYOND THE SURFACE, GIVING VOICE TO THE SOUL
JESSE GREEN CATS MUSIC BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER. LYRICS INSPIRED BY T. S. ELIOT. NEIL SIMON THEATRE. CATS WAS ALWAYS DIVINELY SNARKABLE, beginning with its provenance. How could anyone look at the morally knotty and verbally profound oeuvre of T. S
Some half a million theatergoers have already seen the hottest musical of the decade, shelling out hundreds of dollars for tickets to see Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton sing and rap about our scrappiest Founding Father at the Richard Rod
An analog recommendation engine.
IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THE KIND OF GRAVITY THAT WORDS had with a ferociously intelligent man like Mr. Albee, who died Sept. 16 at age 88. He chose them and ordered them meticulously—not only in his great works of drama like The Zoo Story, A Delicate Ba
With Andrew Lloyd Webber’s deathless crowd-pleaser returning to Broadway, seven former cast members recall the strange experience of learning to play a singing, dancing feline.
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, the 36-year-old creator of the hit musical, talks about trusting his instincts, the value of a vacation, and how he accidentally married the oldest form of entertainment with the newest form of social media.
AFTER 85 YEARS IN SHOWBIZ, THE LEGENDARY COMIC IS IN NO MOOD TO RETIRE
How young singers deal with getting old.
SAM LANSKY LADY GAGA SURFACED AS A FULLY FORMED POP STAR IN THE summer of 2008, fusing ironclad hooks with a theater nerd’s avant-gardist sensibility. Her meta-narrative was all about celebrity, which is exactly what she became when a string of mons
THE MODERN FAMILY STAR, 40, VOICES SHANGRI LLAMA IN ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE
A primer on Beyoncé vs. Adele vs. Drake vs. Bieber vs. Sturgill Simpson
Best known for his Tony-winning dual role as an ebullient Marquis de Lafayette and a swaggering Thomas Jefferson in the musical Hamilton, Diggs is getting political in his music with hip-hop group clipping. and onscreen with a role on the ABC sitcom black-ish
AURELIE CORINTHIOS A few months ago the world had never heard of Grace VanderWaal, the tiny, ukulele-strumming singing sensation from Suffern, N.Y., who just became the second female to win America’s Got Talent in 11 seasons. Now her audition video
Heisenberg makes the leap to Broadway.
THE R&B SINGER MAXWELL WON’T NAME NAMES, BUT HE can’t hide his frustration with a certain defining pop star. “You’re a tall, beautiful woman with the hair and the wind machine and you’re singing about being the baddest girl in the world?” he says. “T
PAUL SIMON IS PLEASED THAT HIS NEW ALBUM, STRANGER to Stranger, kicks off with a string of wry takes on our new gilded age. In “The Werewolf,” a wealthy Milwaukee man has been murdered by his “fairly decent wife,” and now they’re both out shopping fo
A SCRAPPY (AND SEXY) NEW FOUNDING FATHER STEPS INTO THE BROADWAY SMASH—WITH AN INSPIRING SURVIVAL STORY
THE GET DOWN, NETFLIX’S NEW series about the birth of hip-hop, has an unlikely lead character, one who feels things too deeply to speak up. Besieged by the decay of 1977 New York City as envisioned by co-creators Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis
TARA JOHN At the age of 19, Polly Stenham was catapulted to fame when her play That Face—the first thing she ever wrote, she says, other than “terrible poetry”—was discovered in a writing workshop and produced by London’s Royal Court Theatre to wide
The pop provocateur says good-bye.
The shows Jesse Green can’t wait to see.
Justin Davidson puts his ear to the ground.
Radhika Jones Technically he’s not our bard, but you wouldn’t know it from the performances that light up the American landscape every summer. How did a playwright who died four years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth give rise to an annual tra
JORDAN RUNTAGH Along with Rubik’s Cube and E.T., Rick Astley’s pompadour remains one of the most beloved touchstones of the ’80s. The soulful U.K. singer was barely out of his teens when hits like “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Together Forever” pro
After years of trying to make it as a country star, the singer, 33, is finally putting the finishing touches on her debut album, due early next year
Taylor Mac’s annotation of hits and obscurities, ditties and anthems, from this theatrical, musicological, ontological history of pop.
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