Jan 18, 2012 — Layer of vintage synthesizers collide with slow-burning electric guitar on this remix of a new track by the Norwegian producer.
Jan 1, 2012 — Connick is starring in a new Broadway production of the musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. He says a twist on the original premise drew him to the role — but has also presented one of the biggest challenges of his career.
Dec 22, 2011 — Martin wrote "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for Judy Garland's 1944 movie Meet Me in St. Louis, along with dozens of other songs for MGM and Broadway musicals. His career is celebrated on a new CD and 88-page booklet with essays by Stephen Sondheim and Michael Feinstein.
Dec 19, 2011 — The man behind Nine Inch Nails composed the music for the U.S. film adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Here, he discusses composing the film's unsettling score, his early days making music in Cleveland and his work with Nine Inch Nails.
Dec 15, 2011 — Tikva Records was founded as an independent Jewish record label in 1947. For the next 30 years, it would record everything from folk songs to klezmer pop. A new compilation celebrates the now-defunct label, which once recorded some of the Jewish music world's biggest names.
Nov 15, 2011 — Boogie-woogie was a piano style that began sometime in the early 20th century — and, by the 1930s, became a huge pop-music fad. Rock historian Ed Ward explains how the genre re-emerged in country music after WWII, when it was an important precursor to rock 'n' roll.
Oct 17, 2011 — MacFarlane is best known for creating the animated TV shows Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. But he's also a singer whose new album features songs from the Great American Songbook.
Sep 23, 2011 — Composer Diego Stocco has coaxed stunning music out of trees and sand, and turned orchestral instruments into otherworldly hybrids. He says experimentation is vital to keeping music interesting.
Jul 18, 2011 — Singer Blake Shelton has just scored his fourth consecutive No. 1 country hit with "Honey Bee," from his just-released album Red River Blue. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the album shows Shelton's playful and unpredictable side.
Jun 20, 2011 — You don't have to be an aficionado to enjoy Criterion's reissues of Topsy-Turvy and The Mikado. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz says these operettas on DVD are indispensable for people who love G&S, and might just change the minds of those who don't.