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Singer Tanya Tucker performs at The River Front Stage as part of the 2015 CMA Music Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville. (Jason Moore/Zuma Press/TNS)

Tanya Tucker Stages Comeback

Sunday, November 29, 2015

In the ’70s, Tanya Tucker was a teen sensation, famous for hits like Delta Dawn. In the mid-’80s, she was reborn as a country-pop star. Throughout, she was a tabloid bad girl with a reputation for raising hell, locked in an infamous on-again, off-again relationship with Glen Campbell. Tucker and Campbell were the Blake and Miranda of their day, only more famous, and more screwed up: He was a 40-something country superstar, several times divorced, his career just beginning its downward swing. She was half his age, and in between hits. They drank and brawled, broke up and got back together. They performed for President …

Wu-Tang Clan’s Secret Album Sells for M illions

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wu-Tang Clan’s ambitious, one-of-a-kind secret album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin — of which only a single copy was produced — has been sold to an American buyer for an undisclosed figure that was in the millions, private auction house Paddle8 announced on Tuesday. Earlier this year, the group announced that the 31-track double album, recorded in secret over a six-year period, …

Musician Turns to Broadway

Sunday, November 22, 2015

New York — She’s got a new album out with brand-new music, but Sara Bareilles has pulled it all from her past. The singer-songwriter of such hits as Brave and Love Song has changed gears entirely to write eclectic music for the Broadway-bound stage musical Waitress. “This is the oldest part of me. …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …