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This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, as MC Ren, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton." The movie released in U.S. theaters on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP)

‘Compton’ Worth the Wait

Sunday, August 23, 2015

How much time has passed since Dr. Dre put out an album under his own name? Pop-culturally speaking, eons. In 1999, when the definitive G-funk producer and founding N.W.A. member released 2001 — the album title was postdated into the new millennium to convey that it was ahead of its time — a brand-new Internet service called Napster had begun …

Dartmouth Conductor Departs

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hanover — Students at Dartmouth College are questioning what they view as a lack of transparency surrounding the recent departure of the school’s longtime symphony orchestra conductor. Until last month, Anthony Princiotti, of Walpole, N.H., had for decades led the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra and served as a violin instructor in the music department. …

Motley Crue’s Goodbye Tour

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Eugene, Ore. — There will be fire and explosions. There will bone-shaking guitar riffs, scantily clad dancers and an upside-down drum solo. Middle-aged men and women will pump their fists and bang their heads, remembering back to younger days when monsters of rock roamed the Earth. Throw your devil horns in the air, …

The Real Threat of Streaming Music

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Talk to recording artists, record collectors or various other music mavens, and they will count the ways streaming threatens to decimate music as they know and love it. There’s the sound quality. On the largest services, it’s perfectly awful. The degree of sonic compression used on the new …

A Fine Opera North Cast Performs Mozart’s ‘Abduction From the Seraglio’

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio , which premiered in Vienna in 1782, was considered his first great mature success, but it’s not produced as often as the Big Three (or Four): Marriage of Figaro , Don Giovanni , Cosi Fan Tutte and The Magic Flute . Opera …

Around the Remote: Chuck Barney’s Picks for Aug. 9-15

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Don’t Miss I Am Chris Farley — This new documentary celebrates the life and career of the lovable comedian who died of a drug overdose at the age of 33, just as he was establishing himself as a big-screen star after a five-year run on Saturday Night Live. …

Stradivarius Violin Recovered After 35 Years

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Washington — Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980. When he returned, it was gone. Its case was later found in the basement of the Longy …

‘The Tender Land’

Saturday, August 8, 2015

In a distinguished career of writing music that expressed American life and idealism at its best, Aaron Copland’s quintet T he Promise of Living , which ends the first act of his only full-length opera The Tender Land …

Dance DJ Mixes Multiple Music Genres

Sunday, August 2, 2015

‘Rose Garden’ Singer Lynn Anderson Dies in Nashville

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed …

Stage and Film Star Theodore Bikel Dies in Los Angeles at 91

Sunday, July 26, 2015

New York — Theodore Bikel, the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor and singer whose passions included folk music and political activism, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, his agent Robert Malcolm said. …

Volunteers Sought For Seasonal Choir

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Woodstock — Congregation Shir Shalom is seeking volunteers for this year’s High Holy Day choir. The chorus will perform during Rosh Hashana, on the evening of Sept. 13 and morning of Sept. 14; and during Yom Kippur, in the evening on Sept 21. and Sept 22. It is …

Fourth Solo Album, First One Sober

Sunday, July 19, 2015

New York — His mother’s tears upon hearing Jason Isbell’s new song Children of Children were evidence that he’d nailed the complex emotions involved. The song about sacrifices made by a teenage mother is also the moment where …