Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely avant-garde impresario, has died.Add your comments
Marc Haefele reviews the LA Opera production of "Billy Budd," an unfinished work by Melville turned into a sprawling opera by Benjamin Britten in 1951.
At Take Two we talk a LOT about music... AND tech... AND film, so we thought we'd send our very own producer Jacob Margolis down to SXSW to check out what's going on.
Researchers say a small number of people appear to lack the brain circuitry to get pleasure from music.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we have new albums from Regina Carter, Linda Perhacs, La Santa Cecilia and 3BallMTY.
Robert Hilburn, the only music writer at the Folsom Prison concert, tells an audience at the Crawford Family Forum the real Johnny Cash story.
Liberation Music threatened to sue Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig over a song he used in one of his lectures. Lessig sued back, and now the label is taking a look at its own copyright policies.
KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez crashes a rehearsal by El Haru Kuroi, an East L.A. band with musical roots in Mexico, South America, and Africa.
The British musician stole the show at Wednesday's Brit music awards without even showing up, while Arctic Monkeys took home two big trophies.
Bob Casale was a musician best know for his work with DEVO, a band which made a name for itself in the late 1970s.
Bob Casale, the guitarist for Devo, best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It," has died of heart failure, his brother and band member Gerald Casale said Tuesday. He was 61.
The timeless story of a movie legend and her mirrors, a hotel and its vintage building, and a 1,600-seat theater resuscitated by the sound of UK space rock.
The former Black Flag Frontman, writer, publisher and actor talks with KPCC's Kevin Ferguson about Ray Bradbury, Washington, DC, South Bay Punk and Aerosmith.
One of the L.A. Opera's proudest accomplishments has finally gone on the record: Franz Schreker’s not-quite-forgotten masterpiece, “The Stigmatized.”
Despite not speaking English or coming from a tradition that understands its spirituality, Japanese students come to LA every year to shock parishioners in black churches with their powerful gospel music.
It's Tuesday, which means that it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila from Billboard Latin.