Monday , February 26 2024

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Concert Review (NYC): John Adams’ ‘El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered’ from American Modern Opera Company

El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered by John Adams from American Modern Opera Company at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 21 December 2022. Photo by Nina Westervelt

A compelling performance of Julia Bullock's chamber version of John Adams' 'El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered' was an unusual way to usher in Christmas at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

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Music and Film Reviews: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Live at Royal Albert Hall,’ plus Dave Alvin’s ‘Eleven Eleven’ and Sam Platts’ ‘West Side’

Creedence Clearwater Revival--At Royal Albert Hall

A CD/Blu-ray box set features Creedence Clearwater Revival at Royal Albert Hall in 1970, plus reviews of Dave Alvin and Sam Platts.

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Music and Film Reviews: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Alternate Collection,’ plus Willie Nelson and Cat Stevens

Fleetwood Mac-Alternate Collection

A review of Fleetwood Mac's "The Alternate Collection," plus a Willie Nelson concert CD/DVD set and a new edition of Cat Stevens's "Catch Bull at Four."

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Music Reviews: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Only the Strong Survive,’ plus Alex Chilton and Melissa Carper

bruce springsteen only the strong survive

Bruce Springsteen covers classic soul and R&B on 'Only the Strong Survive,' plus a live Alex Chilton reissue and a new album from Melissa Carper.

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Music Reviews: Guns n’ Roses’ ‘Use Your Illusion’ (Super Deluxe Ed.), plus Jimi Hendrix, Amy Ray, James Houlahan, Eddie & the Hot Rods, and Louis Armstrong

A gargantuan box set adds two live concerts and more to Guns N' Roses' 'Use Your Illusion' albums.

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Music Reviews: Jonathan Richman Reissues, plus Dolly Parton, the Smithereens, Peggy Lee, and Fredrik Lundin

Reviews of reissues from Jonathan Richman, plus Dolly Parton, Smithereens, Peggy Lee, and Fredrik Lundin & Odense Jazz Orchestra.

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Music and Film Reviews: Billy Joel’s ‘Live at Yankee Stadium’ and John Mellencamp’s ‘Scarecrow’ (Deluxe Ed.), plus Dee Clark, Luke LeBlanc, the Great Divide, Rick Berthod, and Daniel Sherrill

A hits-filled Billy Joel concert surfaces on CD and Blu-ray, plus reviews of a deluxe reissue of John Mellencamp's "Scarecrow" and more new releases.

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Concert Review (DC): National Symphony Orchestra, Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – World Premiere of Amelia Earhart-Inspired ‘Blue Electra’ by Michael Daugherty

Composer Michael Daugherty, Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, and the National Symphony Orchestra, 12 November 2022 (photo credit: Jati Lindsay)

An exciting new violin concerto and a top soloist highlighted the National Symphony Orchestra's concert at the Kennedy Center.

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