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Despite hits, no radio love for country rap

Jul 8, 2014

Despite hits, no radio love for country rap

When Jason Brown came to Nashville to start his career as the country artist Colt Ford, he couldn’t find songwriters who would write for his singing style. No surprise. Ford was bringing an unlikely mix to town: country rap, combining hip-hop beats and rhythms ...

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

Jul 7, 2014

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

by David Bauder

Paul McCartney returned to a concert stage Saturday after being sidelined for two months because of a virus, spinning out songs from the Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock ‘n’ roll. McCartney, who turned 72 ...

Concert aims to eliminate borders through music

| Jun 26, 2014

Concert aims to eliminate borders through music

The International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC) staged a concert, featuring “The People’s Diva,” Renee Fleming, in Tokyo on June 18. The Tokyo Global Concert was sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the ...

The electronic remains of Ursula Bogner

Jun 24, 2014

The electronic remains of Ursula Bogner

by Alisa Yamasaki

Ursula Bogner (1946-94) was a German pharmacist, wife and mother with a passion for the unfamiliar, which included electronic music. At her home studio, she layered sonic textures and her own voice to create explorative, playful pieces that have a slight outer-space feel. She ...