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Concert Review (NYC): The Knights – Music from and Inspired by the Weimar Republic, and a Du Yun World Premiere for Pipa and Orchestra

Wu Man (pipa), conductor Colin Jacobsen, and The Knights

The Knights called on Maurice Ravel, Kurt Weill, Du Yun, Bob Dylan and more for the orchestra's contribution to Carnegie Hall's Weimar commemoration series.

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Concert Review: Experiential Orchestra, Artefact Ensemble – Arvo Pärt ‘Passio,’ A Concert for Peace and Healing

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (photo credit: Stefan Bunbury)

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine hosted the Experiential Orchestra and Artefact Ensemble in Orthodox chants and a passion setting by Arvo Pärt.

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Music Reviews: Dire Straits’ ‘Live: 1978–1992,’ the Beatles’ Revamped ‘1962–1966’ and ‘1967–1970,’ and the Weeklings

Dire Straits Live

Reviews of Dire Straits' 'Live: 1978-1992,' upgraded Beatles anthologies, and more.

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Music Reviews: the Rolling Stones’ ‘Hackney Diamonds,’ plus James Talley, Clay Parker and Jodi James, and the Babys

Rolling Stones-Hackey Diamonds

With 'Hackney Diamonds,' The Rolling Stones deliver their first album of new material since 2005. Plus, reviews of James Talley, Clay Parker and Jodi James, and the Babys.

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Music Reviews: ‘We Can Work It Out’ (An Anthology of Beatles Covers), plus the Kinks and Marcel Smith

We Can Work It Out

A new Beatles covers collection features a fair number of luminous artists and a few famous covers, but the focus is more on obscure artists and recordings.

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Music and Film Reviews: ‘Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90,’ plus Violent Femmes and Catbells

Willie Nelson 90

A concert pays tribute to Willie Nelson, plus a reissue of Violent Femmes' debut and a new release from the mysterious Catbells.

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Music Reviews: Frank Zappa’s ‘Over-nite Sensation’ Box Set, the Feelies’ Velvet Underground Tribute, and More New Releases

Zappa-Overnite Sensation

Reviews of an expanded edition of Frank Zappa's Over-nite Sensation, the Feelies' 'Some Kinda Love,' and more.

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