John L. Eastman, Lawyer and Force in Entertainment World, Dies at 83

John L. Eastman, a lawyer for musicians and artists whose representation of famous clients like Paul…

Solange Enters New Territory: Ballet Composer

Solange, the pop star whose artistic tendrils have reached into the worlds of music, choreography, fashion,…

R. Kelly Stands Trial in Chicago: What to Know

R. Kelly, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking earlier…

M.I.A. Takes Aim at Fame, and 7 More New Songs

It’s a little hard to tell if M.I.A. is skewering the self-involvement of social media culture…

Bill Pitman, Revered Studio Guitarist, Is Dead at 102

Bill Pitman, a guitarist who accompanied Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand and others from the…

Lea Desandre Gives a Modern Voice to Early Music

The mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre, a member of the Jupiter Ensemble, does not distinguish between the Baroque…

Sylvan Esso’s New Album of Electro-pop Challenges All Expectations

The electronic vertigo revs up immediately and rarely lets up on “No Rules Sandy,” the fourth…

Too Darn Hot: How Summer Stages Are Threatened by Climate Change

ASHLAND, Ore. — Smoke from a raging wildfire in California prompted the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to…

Review: An Opera’s Exquisite Brutality Arrives in America

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92NY’s New Season Includes Ian McEwan and Tom Stoppard

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Katie Couric and Ralph Fiennes are among the array of actors, authors and…