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The Korean Who May Be The Most-Listened-To Living Composer In The World Right Now

Korea accounts for 20 percent of worldwide classical music sales, with a much younger audience base than in the West. The K-pop juggernaut needs no elucidation. Koreans have embraced Western music and elaborated on it. – 3 Quarks Daily
Tags: Art, Music, Korea


Here are 5 of the weirdest music trends of the year, according to Spotify Wrapped

Spotify Spotify just dropped Wrapped, its annual roundup of top-streamed songs, artists, genres, and podcasts.  The report highlighted some particularly bizarre trends this year, including playlists for plants.  Here are some of the weirdest music trends of 2021, based on Spotify Wrapped findings.  It's that time of year again, when Spotify listeners flock to the app to pore over their most-streamed songs and top artists. The music streamer released Spotify Wrapped on Wednesday, its annua...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Entertainment, Weird, Trends, Tech News, Music Streaming, Streaming, Pentagon, US Navy, Streaming Service, Frank Ocean, Johns, Pat Benatar, Gideon Lewis Kraus, Music Apps


BLM Supporter Amanda Lee Now Also Assuming the Role of Virtual YouTuber

Another Westerner has decided to jump on the virtual YouTuber bandwagon as singer and voice actor Amanda Lee has announced she will be taking on a 2D persona like other VTubers, and bound to have critics guessing when she’ll inevitably bring politics into the hobby (which seems highly likely to happen considering her past tweets). […]
Tags: Music, Usa, International, Anime, Announcements, BLM, Image Gallery, Seiyuu, Amanda Lee, Virtual YouTubers


Watch Wet Leg perform on the Tiny Desk Concert

The fantastic band Wet Leg, hailing from Isle of Wight, appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk (Home) Concert today. Watch them perform "Chaise Longue," "Too Late Now," "Oh No," and "Wet Dream"
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San Francisco Opera Is About To Turn 100 Years Old

When it comes to established and continuously active opera companies in North America, there is the Metropolitan, founded in 1883 … and then San Francisco Opera. – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, North America, San Francisco Opera San Francisco


‘I was part of the Beatles’ act’: Mike McCartney’s best photograph

‘I call our kid “Rambo Paul” in this one, because he reminds me of Stallone. I have no idea why George is pointing at his nipple’I didn’t intend to pick up a camera. I’d been practising on drums that had fallen off the back of a lorry into our house on Forthlin Road, Liverpool. But when I was 13, I broke my arm at scout camp, so Pete Best got the job in our kid’s group. That’s when I started taking photos on the family box camera. It was fortuitous, though, because if I had become the Beatles’ d...
Tags: Photography, Music, The Beatles, Culture, Art and design, Paul Mccartney, Rembrandt, Stallone, George, Pete Best, Mike McCartney, Forthlin Road Liverpool


Ich habe mir Instagrams „Bixie“-Cut schneiden lassen

Im zarten Alter von 14 Jahren beging ich die ultimative Beauty-Sünde: Entgegen des Rats der Haarstylist:innen meines Vertrauens ließ ich mir einen Pixie-Cut à la Anna in O.C., Californiaverpassen. Im Gegensatz zu anderen O.C.-Charakteren – wie die einschüchternd hübsche Summer oder die traurige, ultraschlanke Marissa – schien mir der Look der lustigen, lockeren Anna zumindest nicht unnachahmbar vor. Sie trug immer lässige Pullunder und klopfte sarkastische Sprüche, und das alles mit einem süßen,...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Karen, Bob, Marissa, Anna, Florence, Lange, Newport, Wie, Aber, Weil, Jahren, Schule, Frau


Stephen Sondheim, 1930–2021

He lived 91 richly productive years, attended a live theater production eleven days before he died, enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with friends the day before his death. Who can ask, as the Gershwin song goes, for anything more? But we fans are greedy: The death of the composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, on November 26, after a long life of creative brilliance, leaves us wanting still more. So here’s a little more. A partial list of Sondheim musicals in chronological order, via Teepubli...
Tags: Music, Hbo, New York, Writing, Los Angeles, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, James Lapine, Linguistics, Broadway, Madonna, Theater, Pbs, Angela Lansbury, Contests, Jarvis Cocker


How to find your Spotify Wrapped and see all the music you loved this year

Spotify Wrapped is a great way to track your musical tastes.Spotify Spotify Wrapped — the feature that shows your favorite songs, artists, and genres of the year — is back. Your Spotify Wrapped gets updated every December and comes with a playlist of your 100 "top songs" of the year. You can find your Spotify Wrapped story and playlists both in the mobile app and on the Spotify website. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.  In 2021, it's never been easier to find a...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Trends, Music Streaming, Tech Insider, Spotify playlists, Spotify Wrapped, Spotify app, Tech Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Streaming (Reference, Spotify Wrapped 2021


Tenor Juan Diego Flórez Gets His First Artistic Directorship

As of January 1, shortly before his 49th birthday, the Peruvian will take the reins at the event where his international career was launched: the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy. He succeeds his longtime mentor and manager, former tenor Ernesto Palacio, now the festival’s superintendent. – OperaWire
Tags: Art, Music, Pesaro Italy, Ernesto Palacio


12 wonderful Dolly Parton gifts for the Dolly fans in your life. (A.K.A. everyone we know.)

It goes without saying that I will always love Dolly Parton, so naturally I was drawn to these amazing Dolly Parton gifts. If you haven’t listened to the Dolly Parton’s America podcast yet, let me assure you that people of all stripes, plaids, and paisleys love my home state’s own American icon too. In other […]
Tags: Holiday Shopping, Books, Music, Living, Diy, Shopping, Etsy, America, Dolly Parton, Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Ideas, Dolly, Gifts For Women, Mother's Day Gifts, Gifts For Grandparents, Holiday Picks


How Drummer Moe Tucker Defined the Sound of the Velvet Underground

A high school girl from Levittown, New York, the country’s first suburb, Maureen “Moe” Tucker hardly fit the profile of a rock star in one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. Then again, neither did any of the members of the Velvet Underground. Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, and Tucker had barely begun before Andy Warhol introduced them to Nico and billed them as the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, and it was Warhol who helped turn them into cult heroes. But Tucker made th...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, New Jersey, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Long Island, Ringo, Forrester, Todd Haynes, Nico, John Cale, Reed, Cale, Tucker, Maureen


What Movies Teach Us About Mozart: Exploring the Cinematic Uses of His Famous Lacrimosa

In the annals of surprisingly impressive IMDb pages, few can surpass that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Despite having died a century before the birth of cinema, he has racked up and continues to rack up more composer credits each and every year. Many of these owe to the use of one piece, indeed one movement, in particular: the Lacrimosa from his Requiem, which contains the very last notes he ever wrote. “We should probably expect some of these uses to have a somber, funereal quality, and ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Film, College, Donald Trump, Seoul, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Evan Puschak, Sergio Leone, Antonio Salieri, Lebowski, Colin Marshall, Puschak, 21st Century Los Angeles, Lacrimosa


5 Nageldesign-Ideen für die Feiertage, die nicht kitschig sind

Die Weihnachtszeit ist dein jährlicher Höhepunkt, du freust dich schon im Sommer auf die Feiertage und trägst ab Dezember nichts anderes mehr als Pullis mit Weihnachtsbäumen oder Rentieren drauf? Mariah Carey hätte eine Freude an dir. Vielleicht bist du aber auch jemand, der:die es lieber etwas unauffälliger mag. Wenn du es auch in Sachen Nägel eher dezent bevorzugst, aber trotzdem nicht auf Weihnachts-Vibes verzichten möchtest, bieten minimalistische Maniküren sehr viele Möglichkeiten. Das Gute...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mariah Carey, Tipps, Domingo, Weise, Zeit, Dann, Hause, Hauch, Geduld, Nagel, Sorge, Farben, Pinsel, Pullis


6 mögliche Auslöser für deine Unterleibsschmerzen

Vielen von uns kommt er bekannt vor, der pochende, stechende, vielleicht dumpfe Schmerz im Unterleib zu bestimmten Zeiten im Menstruationszyklus. Oft fällt dieser Schmerz mit der Periode zusammen, und wenn wir Glück haben, lässt er sich mit einer Wärmflasche oder Schmerztablette schnell wieder besänftigen. Aber was, wenn das mal nicht funktioniert? In manchen Fällen können diese Krämpfe nämlich auf etwas anderes als PMS oder die Periode hinweisen.  Um besser zu verstehen, was uns unsere Unterle...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Alexander, Mitte, Brennen, Essen, Rolle, Aber, Gluck, Dann, Sorgen, Wann, Konsequenz, Krämpfe, Erkrankung, Wasserlassen


Bikers, rappers and rude boys: the photographer who got to the heart of subcultures

Janette Beckman has spent four decades documenting underground movements from London’s punks and the birth of hip-hop to LA gangs and illegal girls’ fight clubs. How does she win her subjects’ trust? It was the tension between Janette Beckman’s shyness and her curiosity about people that helped spark a career photographing subcultures. “I realised that having a camera gave you licence to go up to strangers and say, ‘Hi, I’d like to take a picture of you,’” she says. This epiphany jump-started a ...
Tags: Photography, Music, New York, London, La, Los Angeles, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Hip-hop, Punk, Harlem, Keith Haring, Cbgb, Bowery, Occupy Wall Street


How to stream lossless audio from Apple Music and get the highest quality music possible

Apple Music's lossless audio is made for music lovers.Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Apple Music offers lossless audio, which is the highest quality music you can get from streaming apps. Lossless audio takes more space and internet bandwidth to download than standard music. You can get lossless audio in every version of the Apple Music app for no extra cost. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Music streaming apps like Spotify and Apple...
Tags: Apple, Music, Trends, Apple Music, Wi Fi, Tech Insider, Music Apps, Audio Quality, Lossless Audio, Tech Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Streaming (Reference, Thiago Prudêncio, Hi Res Lossless, Getty Images Apple Music


How to check your Spotify stats in 6 different ways and see which songs, artists, and genres you listen to the most

Apart from Spotify Wrapped, you can track your Spotify stats through numerous third-party sites.Mr.Whiskey/Shutterstock There are a variety of websites that can give you stats about your Spotify account. "Stats for Spotify" will tell you your favorite tracks and artists and then generate playlists with them. Other sites, like "Zodiac Affinity" and "How Bad is Your Spotify," take a more comedic approach to analyzing your stats. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spoti...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Trends, Stats, Statistics, Tech Insider, Music Apps, Spotify Wrapped, Spotify app, Tech Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Streaming (Reference, Spotify Stats, Receiptify Receiptify, Leo Zodiac


Watch Paul McCartney Compose The Beatles Classic “Get Back” Out of Thin Air (1969)

In its nearly eight-hour runtime Peter Jackson’s new documentary series The Beatles: Get Back offers numerous minor revelations about the world’s favorite band. Among the filmmaker’s avowed aims was to show that, even on the verge of acrimonious dissolution, John, Paul, George, and Ringo enjoyed stretches of productiveness and conviviality. Much else comes out besides, including that the catering at Apple Corps headquarters was miserable (amounting most days to toast and digestive biscuits...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Film, College, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Seoul, Peter Jackson, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon, George, PAUL, John Paul George, Abbey Road


Yannick Nézet-Séguin To Take Four Weeks Off From Conducting

His sabbatical will run from Dec. 19 to Jan. 10; he has withdrawn from the Met’s January revival of The Marriage of Figaro and the Philadelphia Orchestra’s New Year’s concerts. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Philadelphia Orchestra, Marriage of Figaro, Yannick Nézet Séguin


Der gefährliche Zusammenhang zwischen Hautproblemen & Essstörungen

Dr. Anjali Mahto ist Dermatologin und Autorin von The Skincare Bible: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Great Skin. Ich behandle nun schon seit mehr als einem Jahrzehnt Patient:innen mit Hautproblemen, und Akne ist eines meiner stärksten Interessengebiete. Im Laufe der letzten Jahre ist mir dabei einiges aufgefallen, was mir Sorgen macht. Dank der wachsenden Beliebtheit von „Wellness“ zerbreche ich mir immer mehr darüber den Kopf, wie sie sich auf unsere Beziehung zum Essen auswirkt – insbesonde...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Keller, Zucker, Wie, Essen, Rolle, Kopf, Wunsch, Jahren, Oder, Freund, Beispiel, Sorgen, Wunder


Warum Sex durch Stöhnen sogar besser wird

Ob nun anhand von Pornos, nicht jugendfreien Filmen oder der eigenen Erfahrung: Wir alle wissen, wie Stöhnen beim Sex klingt. Aber warum genau ist dieses Geräusch eigentlich so heiß? Wir haben zwei Expertinnen um eine Erklärung gebeten. Der LELO-Sexpertin und Professorin für menschliche Sexualität Dr. Zhana Vrangalova zufolge teilt das Stöhnen beim Sex unseren Partner:innen mit, dass wir Spaß daran haben. Das klappt, weil „er:sie sich freut, wenn es dem:der Partner:in gefällt, und weil e...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Aber, Gott, Dann, Eine Studie, Zhana Vrangalova, zwei Expertinnen, Erklärung gebeten Der LELO Sexpertin, Vrangalova „ Das Stöhnen, Stöhnen, ,


Barbados’s icon: why Rihanna’s national hero status is so apt

Honoured by her newly independent country, Rihanna has always proudly worn her Bajan heritage – broadening her sound from her Caribbean roots, while staying true to themBarbados hails Rihanna ‘national hero’ as it becomes republicRihanna’s designation as a national hero of Barbados, to coincide with the country’s transition to an independent republic, could not be more apt. Not only has she been an official ambassador for culture and youth in the country since 2018, the singer remains the countr...
Tags: Music, Rihanna, Americas, Culture, Pop and rock, Dance music, R&B, Reggae, Caribbean, Barbados, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Mia Mottley, republicRihanna


Wenn du genug davon hast, der Fußabtreter deiner Clique zu sein

„In jeder Clique, von der ich je ein Teil war, bin ich immer die Zielscheibe aller Witze gewesen“, sagt Alice*, 28. „Seitdem ich denken kann, bin ich immer der Fußabtreter für die Leute um mich herum gewesen – in der Grundschule, der Oberschule, an der Uni, bei der Arbeit, innerhalb meiner Familie. Die einzige Person, die mir nahesteht und mich nicht in diese Rolle steckt, ist mein Mann – und daran habe ich mich immer noch nicht gewöhnt.“ Von den Stereotypen, die es innerhalb einer Gruppe von...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, London, Alice, Blackman, Mir, Rupaul, Mann, Energie, Wie, Rolle, SPIEGEL, Weise, Zeit, Hilfe


Black French-American rights activist Josephine Baker enters Panthéon

Cabaret star and war hero is first Black woman inducted into France’s mausoleum for revered figuresJosephine Baker, the French-American civil rights activist, music hall superstar and second world war resistance hero, is set to become the first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon mausoleum of revered historical figures – taking the nation’s highest honour at a moment when tensions over national identity and immigration are dominating the run-up to next year’s presidential race.The elaborate c...
Tags: Europe, Music, France, US, World news, US news, Culture, Second world war, Missouri, Paris, Civil rights movement, Baker, Emmanuel Macron, Josephine Baker


Josephine Baker, music hall star and civil rights activist, enters Panthéon

French-American war hero is first Black woman inducted into Paris mausoleum for revered figuresJosephine Baker, the French-American civil rights activist, music hall superstar and second world war resistance hero, is set to become the first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon mausoleum of revered historical figures – taking the nation’s highest honour at a moment when tensions over national identity and immigration are dominating the run-up to next year’s presidential race.The elaborate cerem...
Tags: Europe, Music, France, US, World news, US news, Culture, Second world war, Missouri, Paris, Civil rights movement, Baker, Pantheon, Emmanuel Macron, Josephine Baker


Barbados hails Rihanna ‘national hero’ as it becomes republic

Singer and entrepreneur praised for her ‘extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth’Rihanna has been declared a national hero of Barbados, as the country celebrates its transition to an independent republic.“May you continue to shine like a diamond,” the country’s prime minister, Mia Mottley, said at an investiture ceremony for the pop singer, fashion icon and entrepreneur, in reference to her 2012 hit Diamonds. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Rihanna, Americas, World news, Culture, Colonialism, British Empire, Barbados, Mia Mottley


Neptuns Rückläufigkeit ist vorbei – was uns jetzt bevorsteht

Digital Illustration of Planet Neptune Ah, Neptun, Planet der Illusionen, Täuschungen und Träume. Seit fünf Monaten zieht der Planet eine rückläufige Bahn; das heißt, er scheint sich am Himmel rückwärts zu bewegen. „Rückläufigkeit“ (oder „retrograde“) klingt vielleicht erstmal einschüchternd (denk nur mal an den berühmten rückläufigen Merkur), doch wirkt sich die Rückläufigkeit des Neptun nicht so stark auf unsere Leben aus wie die anderer Planeten. Dennoch bemerken wir eine eindeutige Ve...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Neptune, Ruhe, Welt, Himmel, Seite, Rolle, Boden, Zeit, Kreis, Wolken, Juni, Wein, Nebel, Verbindung


Entire piano tuned to E

Mattias Krantz tuned every key on his piano to E, then cut a board so he could play them all simultaneously. The result is an epic "chord" to rival the THX sound.
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Stephen Sondheim teaching "Send in the Clowns"

We lost a true genius of musical theater with the passing of Stephen Sondheim last week. This video is a lovely little masterclass in musical coaching and a great way to remember the talent and the sweetness of this great artist of the 20th century. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Obituaries, Stephen Sondheim, Musical Theater